It was that young Plunkett was deputed to go to the base of Nelson's Pillar and there read out the new charter of liberty to the emancipated citizens. He read it with deep emotion to a pack of squabbling women and children and he had hardly half finished the document when suddenly there was a crash, followed by the sound of breaking glass.
What I say is, he that is emancipated never indulges in that intellectual gladiatorship which is implied by a dialectical disputation for the sake of victory. He, on the other hand, is really emancipate who devotes himself to Brahma, that sole seat of tranquillity. Thou hast honoured me with both speech and other offers that are due from a host to a guest.
This was the signal for Earwaker's rising, and in a few minutes both men had left the house. 'I'll go by train with you, said Earwaker, as they walked away. 'Farringdon Street will suit me well enough. Peak vouchsafed no reply, but, when they had proceeded a little distance, he exclaimed harshly: 'I hate emancipated women! His companion stopped and laughed loudly.
Perhaps the ancients were wiser, with whom the woman had no right of choice, passing without will from father to husband. When the Romans evolved their concept of the marriage-contract between man and woman instead of between father and son-in-law, the trouble began. Emancipated woman developed soul and sentiment, and when Roman Law conquered the world, it spread everywhere the seeds of romance.
Pliny speaks of his "long friendship" for a cultivated slave named Zosimus, whom he set free, and whom, because he was liable to consumption, he sent to Egypt and the Riviera for the good of his health. A faithful or very useful slave could make tolerably sure of being some day emancipated with all due form and ceremony, either during the master's lifetime or by his last will and testament.
Now that he was emancipated from drudgery, and fairly started on the walk which Nature had intended for him, he rejoiced in the prolific freedom of his mind, which literally teemed with projects. Patents were taken out by the score, and at one time there were no less than forty-five distinct inventions in progress.
There was one man in the council, however, who was of great importance, wielding a mighty authority in subordination to the duke. This was Don Pietro de Franqueza. An emancipated slave, as his name indicated, and subsequently the body-servant of Lerma, he had been created by that minister secretary of the privy council.
Nevertheless, it is seriously suggested that claimants are free to request the prize court to rule upon a claim of conflict between an Order in Council and a rule of international law. How can a tribunal fettered in its jurisdiction and procedure by municipal enactments declare itself emancipated from their restrictions and at liberty to apply the rules of international law with freedom?
Holland emancipated itself from Spanish domination in 1582 and assumed the title of "the United Provinces of Netherland." After nearly half a century of an unequal struggle with the most powerful kingdom in Europe, the people's faith in final success was unbounded, while Spain was growing weary of the apparently interminable war.
But I wish you were well out of this marriage, if it could be done without the least wrong-doing on your part." "Why do you wish it?" "Because that girl will spend the mines of Peru. Besides, see how she rides a horse, like the groom of a circus; she is half emancipated already. Such girls make bad wives." Paul pressed the old man's hand, saying, with a confident air of self-conceit: