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  • The forge, seven years of servitude.†   (source)
  • "It's a new servitude," I said.†   (source)
  • His days of servitude to the whims of his flesh were behind him.†   (source)
  • And we constantly find individuals, or even whole nations, that claim this 'natural right' when they rebel against anarchy, servitude, and oppression.†   (source)
  • I traded a lifetime of servitude for a box of conversation hearts.†   (source)
  • NW: I didn't want her turned, against both her will and nature, into one of those diligent, sad women who are bent on a lifelong course of quiet servitude, forever in fear of showing, saying, or doing the wrong thing.†   (source)
  • This was a sure sign to God of his humility and servitude, and it was only fair to expect our reward.†   (source)
  • Petra Cotes, for her part, loved him more and more as she felt his love increasing, and that was how in the ripeness of autumn she began to believe once more in the youthful superstition that poverty was the servitude of love.†   (source)
  • Midmorning of my second day of servitude, Olive joined us in the kitchen.†   (source)
  • But in such a society are contained the seeds of revolutionary democracy in which none will be held in slavery or servitude, and in which poverty, want and insecurity shall be no more.†   (source)
  • Nor could Thorn or Shruikan, for they were both slaves to Galbatorix, and their forced servitude had twisted their minds.†   (source)
  • The International Labour Organization, a UN agency, estimates that at any one time there are 12.3 million people engaged in forced labor of all kinds, not just sexual servitude.†   (source)
  • If Jean Toomer wrote "The iron is hot," the question was how accurately or poorly he expressed chains of servitude.†   (source)
  • Without Astaroth, humans would not have to languish in fear and servitude while demons transformed the world into their own hellish fiefdoms.†   (source)
  • My lord, my f-f-f-father, Lord Randyll, he, he, he, he, he ...the life of a maester is a life of servitude.†   (source)
  • He had contracted for 100,000 bricks, ordered specially made window frames from London, and in Philadelphia purchased the unexpired servitude of an indentured servant, a stonecutter, to do the columns.†   (source)
  • Free from families, my mother would live for two years without servitude.†   (source)
  • You're both in servitude.†   (source)
  • The intellectual process was forcing Quality into its servitude, prostituting it.†   (source)
  • The less you felt, the louder you proclaimed your selfless love and servitude to others, in dread of ever letting them discover your own self, the self that you betrayed, the self that you kept in concealment, like a skeleton in the closet of your body.†   (source)
  • He dreamed that he had forced a tribe of goblins into servitude, using them to assume the roles as his personal staff, catering to his every need.†   (source)
  • Besides, Be-li may have his hopes about a short-lived servitude, but Singbe did not believe it.†   (source)
  • I understood only that my father enjoyed my practicing the motions, that it was an exercise of my servitude to him, the posture he desired.†   (source)
  • Slaves are people debased by servitude below the equal level of free people; the Constitution regards the slave as divested of 2/5 of the man.†   (source)
  • Thus it was that one man wanted ownership of land and at the same time wanted servitude because someone had to work it.†   (source)
  • When that's done, I'll set him on a nice mini-scooter and send him puttering off into the Normal world where animals are treated properly: made extinct, or put into servitude, or tethered all their lives in dim light, just to feed it!†   (source)
  • And those that were deepest and longest in evil servitude, hating the West, and yet were men proud and bold, in their turn now gathered themselves for a last stand of desperate battle.†   (source)
  • It was going to be a very long servitude.†   (source)
  • Or trade back the lifetime of servitude or something?†   (source)
  • Four years of servitude, and then she'd be free.†   (source)
  • After my year of servitude is up, I'll become a god.†   (source)
  • Lifetime of servitude up for grabs — all you have to do is forgive me.†   (source)
  • Hey, it's the least I can do — I offered eternal servitude, remember.†   (source)
  • I couldn't explain my servitude without telling about the curse.†   (source)
  • They were free men until they were illegally abducted and pressed into servitude.†   (source)
  • They exercised their rights to wrest themselves from false imprisonment and servitude.†   (source)
  • The poor guy had reached Valhalla only to be forced into servitude by Helgi, his archenemy from mortal life.†   (source)
  • Mimir, the disembodied god's head who traded drinks from the well of knowledge for years of servitude, who had ordered Blitz and Hearth to keep an eye on me while I was homeless because I was "important to the fate of the worlds," who ran an inter-world pachinko racket and other shady enterprises—Mimir had a collection of safe houses.†   (source)
  • 'Servitude!' said Hagrid scathingly.†   (source)
  • —A new servitude!†   (source)
  • I tried to remember my years of servitude with Admetus and Laomedon, but I could barely conjure their names and faces.†   (source)
  • And after she won, if she ever wanted to escape her servitude to the king ...well, now she had a way out.†   (source)
  • Hmm, servitude.†   (source)
  • These they shall be allowed to choose freely from among their masters' possessions, as payment for their years of servitude.†   (source)
  • No proper man would choose a life of thralldom, nor forge a chain of servitude to wear about his throat.†   (source)
  • Yet even if Murtagh had once been honorable and trustworthy, she knew that his enforced servitude might have corrupted him.†   (source)
  • She had been a humble imp until her cleverness enabled her to escape her long servitude and become a being so dreadful that even the greatest demons now feared her.†   (source)
  • In truth, he always behaved as if he were the eternal husband of Fermina Daza, an unfaithful husband but a tenacious one, who fought endlessly to free himself from his servitude without causing her the displeasure of a betrayal.†   (source)
  • "My lord," Sam said, "my f-f-ffather, Lord Randyll, he, he, he, he, he ...the life of a maester is a life of servitude."†   (source)
  • Think of it not as servitude but as an opportunity to join in a campaign that promises destruction and conquest!†   (source)
  • When Max had first met Toby, the smee was masquerading as a ten-ton selkie to win the affections (and servitude) of the Sanctuary's selkie sisters, Helga and Frigga.†   (source)
  • She wanted to be herself again, to recover all that she had been obliged to give up in half a century of servitude that had doubtless made her happy but which, once her husband was dead, did not leave her even the vestiges of her identity.†   (source)
  • In my letter I played on Father's pride and described the part of my servitude that would most enrage him: tending the fire in front of the courtiers.†   (source)
  • Yet the task of bringing together dozens of tribes and bending their natural enmity into a common cause of servitude to him was far more challenging.†   (source)
  • My servitude pained him, but not enough to return him to the arms of his odious, though beloved, wife.†   (source)
  • But then, as the realization washed through him that Gibbs was white and was coming out the yellow door of The Hold, the black man straightened and moved out of Gibbs's way with an air of servitude and a flicker of fear.†   (source)
  • Sorcery, the art of summoning entities from other planes into servitude, was this young man's particular love.†   (source)
  • He had clung to the brutal code of his people, which defined capture as disgrace, during the first year of his servitude, reciting the Song of Tempos as a litany of strength against the insinuation of weakness in the company of the soft, civilized southerners.†   (source)
  • Wulfgar grimaced at the thought of servitude to yet another, but he had accepted his indenture to Bruenor unconditionally for a period of five years and a day, and he would not dishonor himself by going back on his oath.†   (source)
  • Landor got penal servitude for life and died on Dartmoor a year later.†   (source)
  • And Landor got penal servitude and died in prison.†   (source)
  • How many years had he added to his servitude by that moment of weakness?†   (source)
  • This lady Caroline Turner, who never had blacks around her and who had been nurtured in sentiments opposed to the institution of human servitude, quickly became notorious for her abominable cruelties performed in her fits of passion.†   (source)
  • Not until it has passed through a long servitude, through its own self-hatred, through mockery, through great doubts, can it take its place among the loyalties.†   (source)
  • But the principal illustration was not Georgie but Mama, in her love-originated servitude, simple-minded, abandoned with three children.†   (source)
  • As soon as they have reached their objective, the Middle thrust the Low back into their old position of servitude, and themselves become the High.†   (source)
  • For instance, some of our fellow citizens became subject to a curious kind of servitude, which put them at the mercy of the sun and the rain.†   (source)
  • All that passion meant to her was servitude to inexplicable male madness, unshared by females, a painful and embarrassing process that led inevitably to the still more painful process of childbirth.†   (source)
  • And the sentence was 'Five years' Penal Servitude.†   (source)
  • When the lady's instinct was set on me, there was nothing for it but lifelong servitude or flight.†   (source)
  • Society is too well protected by prisons, banishment, criminal investigators, penal servitude.†   (source)
  • Our servitude to particulars betrays us into a hundred foolish expectations.†   (source)
  • Thus stood before these radiant bourgeois this half-century of servitude.†   (source)
  • Curses on that school and all those terrible years of penal servitude!†   (source)
  • In the three years of my servitude, O tribune, thou wert the first to look upon me kindly.†   (source)
  • But I did not love my servitude: I wished, many a time, he had continued to neglect me.†   (source)
  • He underwent nineteen years of penal servitude for theft.†   (source)
  • She would be my wife, she all the time said, if I would become her fellow in servitude.†   (source)
  • Servitude had begun in the South, and had thence spread towards the North; but it now retires again.†   (source)
  • Yes, yes; I will become his bonds man—his slave, Is it not an honorable servitude, old man?†   (source)
  • They will endure poverty, servitude, barbarism—but they will not endure aristocracy.†   (source)
  • "Son of Hur," said Simonides, "verily thou dost make servitude lightsome.†   (source)
  • At that time, as the reader will remember, it was penal servitude for life.†   (source)
  • Do not be surprised or terrified: you will find everything here that a lady can desire, including devils who will serve you from sheer love of servitude, and magnify your importance for the sake of dignifying their service—the best of servants.†   (source)
  • Today, however, it renewed the sense of servitude which the previous night's review of her cheque-book had produced.†   (source)
  • Remember, Watson that though we have so homely a thing as a goose at one end of this chain, we have at the other a man who will certainly get seven years' penal servitude unless we can establish his innocence.†   (source)
  • He noted the claims of the striking motormen and conductors, who said that they had been wont to receive two dollars a day in times past, but that for a year or more "trippers" had been introduced, which cut down their chance of livelihood onehalf, and increased their hours of servitude from ten to twelve, and even fourteen.†   (source)
  • When she ceased to amuse Judy Trenor and her friends she would have to fall back on amusing Mrs. Peniston; whichever way she looked she saw only a future of servitude to the whims of others, never the possibility of asserting her own eager individuality.†   (source)
  • And with the back of his hand he struck Cedric's cap from the head of the Jester, and throwing open his collar, discovered the fatal badge of servitude, the silver collar round his neck.†   (source)
  • A new servitude!†   (source)
  • If a Templar would smile at the qualifications of Marmaduke to fill the judicial seat he occupied, we are certain that a graduate of Leyden or Edinburgh would be extremely amused with this true narration of the servitude of Elnathan in the temple of Aesculapius.†   (source)
  • He was free of the bonds of servitude and crime, free of the companionship of base and brutal outlaws; he was warm; he was sheltered; in a word, he was happy.†   (source)
  • These people have not given me to eat and to drink, have not visited me in prison and nakedness, and here they have sent me to penal servitude.†   (source)
  • Who so stolid and selfish that would not give his voice to swell the hallelujahs of a nation's jubilee, when the chains of servitude had been torn from his limbs?†   (source)
  • But the mass of the nation does not degrade itself by servitude: it often submits from weakness, from habit, or from ignorance, and sometimes from loyalty.†   (source)
  • As he passed along, the trees and bushes, the huts of his servitude, the whole scene of his degradation, seemed to whirl by him as the landscape by the rushing ear.†   (source)
  • Between them the two families got a great portion of her private savings out of her, and finally she fled to London followed by the anathemas of both, and determined to seek for servitude again as infinitely less onerous than liberty.†   (source)
  • Good Luke felt, after the manner of contented hard-working men whose lives have been spent in servitude, that sense of natural fitness in rank which made his master's downfall a tragedy to him.†   (source)
  • I was long a serving-man in my youth, not one of your beck-and-nod runners about a household, but a man that went through the servitude of the forest with his officer, and well do I know in what manner to approach the wife of a captain.†   (source)
  • The portress replied, as the portress invariably replies, that her lodger had gone out barely three minutes before; but then, through the little square hole of her lodge-window taking the measure of Newman's fortunes, and seeing them, by an unspecified process, refresh the dry places of servitude to occupants of fifth floors on courts, she added that M. Nioche would have had just time to reach the Cafe de la Patrie, round the second corner to the left, at which establishment he regularly spent his afternoons.†   (source)
  • In one shop there were a great many crowns of laurel and myrtle, which soldiers, authors, statesmen, and various other people pressed eagerly to buy; some purchased these paltry wreaths with their lives, others by a toilsome servitude of years, and many sacrificed whatever was most valuable, yet finally slunk away without the crown.†   (source)
  • To penal servitude?†   (source)
  • Men would not have found the means of independent life; they would simply have invented (no easy task) a new dress for servitude.†   (source)
  • shall I know any better what they are for, when I am crushed by hardships and idiocy, and weak as an old man after twenty years' penal servitude?†   (source)
  • though he is condemned to penal servitude for twenty years, he is still planning to be happy—is not that piteous?†   (source)
  • Cassy had always kept over Legree the kind of influence that a strong, impassioned woman can ever keep over the most brutal man; but, of late, she had grown more and more irritable and restless, under the hideous yoke of her servitude, and her irritability, at times, broke out into raving insanity; and this liability made her a sort of object of dread to Legree, who had that superstitious horror of insane persons which is common to coarse and uninstructed minds.†   (source)
  • In short, he sinks to such a depth of wretchedness, that while servitude brutalizes, liberty destroys him.†   (source)
  • Such a condition cannot but enervate the soul, relax the springs of the will, and prepare a people for servitude.†   (source)
  • But to live,—to wear on, day after day, of mean, bitter, low, harassing servitude, every nerve dampened and depressed, every power of feeling gradually smothered,—this long and wasting heart-martyrdom, this slow, daily bleeding away of the inward life, drop by drop, hour after hour,—this is the true searching test of what there may be in man or woman.†   (source)
  • The servitude cannot be long; and, when the motive for submitting to it ceases to exist, I will shake it off like the dust from my feet.†   (source)
  • And in the end the criminal was, in consideration of extenuating circumstances, condemned to penal servitude in the second class for a term of eight years only.†   (source)
  • I abandoned it and framed a humbler supplication; for change, stimulus: that petition, too, seemed swept off into vague space: "Then," I cried, half desperate, "grant me at least a new servitude!"†   (source)
  • The king, in his inexhaustible clemency, has deigned to commute his penalty to that of penal servitude for life.†   (source)
  • Slaves were not always taken from barbarous nations, and the chances of war reduced highly civilized men to servitude.†   (source)
  • The idea of being governed, or of being compelled to pay the deference of servitude, was absolutely intolerable; and she had already determined within herself, some half dozen times, to make an effort that should at once bring to an issue the delicate point of her domestic condition.†   (source)
  • But Servitude!†   (source)
  • She discerned, also, that both Amrah and Tirzah—the one from confirmed habits of servitude, the other from natural dependency—looked to her for guidance; and she accepted the charge.†   (source)
  • There might be some sort of servitude in France at that time, but assuredly there was no servile spirit among the people.†   (source)
  • Not but, in ancient States, the vestiges of servitude subsisted for some time after servitude itself was abolished.†   (source)
  • In truth it was humble — but then it was sheltered, and I wanted a safe asylum: it was plodding — but then, compared with that of a governess in a rich house, it was independent; and the fear of servitude with strangers entered my soul like iron: it was not ignoble — not unworthy — not mentally degrading, I made my decision.†   (source)
  • No one would then have time or taste to devote himself to the pursuits or pleasures of the intellect; but all men would remain paralyzed by a state of common ignorance and equal servitude.†   (source)
  • Before his eyes he had the sublime summit of abnegation, the highest possible pitch of virtue; the innocence which pardons men their faults, and which expiates in their stead; servitude submitted to, torture accepted, punishment claimed by souls which have not sinned, for the sake of sparing it to souls which have fallen; the love of humanity swallowed up in the love of God, but even there preserving its distinct and mediatorial character; sweet and feeble beings possessing the misery of those who are punished and the smile of those who are recompensed.†   (source)
  • His but covered the earth; theirs covered the earth and filled the skies; that is to say, in their bold, boundless fantasy of blasphemous egotism, God the Almighty was in effect to suffer them for their uses to nail him by the ear to a door in sign of eternal servitude.†   (source)
  • Thus the traveller who floats down the current of the Ohio to the spot where that river falls into the Mississippi, may be said to sail between liberty and servitude; and a transient inspection of the surrounding objects will convince him as to which of the two is most favorable to mankind.†   (source)
  • Then he addressed himself to the merchant again: "As I have no proof that I am my father's son, I will withdraw that I demanded of thee, O Simonides, and go hence to trouble you no more; only let me say I did not seek thy return to servitude nor account of thy fortune; in any event, I would have said, as now I say, that all which is product of thy labor and genius is thine; keep it in welcome.†   (source)
  • A grand family affair for the house of Bourbon; the branch of France succoring and protecting the branch of Madrid, that is to say, performing an act devolving on the elder; an apparent return to our national traditions, complicated by servitude and by subjection to the cabinets of the North; M. le Duc d'Angouleme, surnamed by the liberal sheets the hero of Andujar, compressing in a triumphal attitude that was somewhat contradicted by his peaceable air, the ancient and very powerful terrorism of the Holy Office at variance with the chimerical terrorism of the liberals; the sansculotte†   (source)
  • The soldier is broken in to military discipline, as it were, before he enters the army; or rather, military discipline is nothing but an enhancement of social servitude.†   (source)
  • To which was soon afterwards added the 15th article, "The right of citizens to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States, or by any State, on account of race, color, or previous servitude."†   (source)
  • The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, colour, or previous condition of servitude.†   (source)
  • Vincent de Paul has divinely traced the features of the Sister of Charity in these admirable words, in which he mingles as much freedom as servitude: "They shall have for their convent only the house of the sick; for cell only a hired room; for chapel only their parish church; for cloister only the streets of the town and the wards of the hospitals; for enclosure only obedience; for gratings only the fear of God; for veil only modesty."†   (source)
  • But this supposition vanished very quickly, and he smiled bitterly as he remembered that the theft of the forty sous from little Gervais put him in the position of a man guilty of a second offence after conviction, that this affair would certainly come up, and, according to the precise terms of the law, would render him liable to penal servitude for life.†   (source)
  • On the contrary, the prejudice of the race appears to be stronger in the States which have abolished slavery, than in those where it still exists; and nowhere is it so intolerant as in those States where servitude has never been known.†   (source)
  • It is true that whoever receives an opinion on the word of another, does so far enslave his mind; but it is a salutary servitude which allows him to make a good use of freedom.†   (source)
  • The nations of our time cannot prevent the conditions of men from becoming equal; but it depends upon themselves whether the principle of equality is to lead them to servitude or freedom, to knowledge or barbarism, to prosperity or to wretchedness.†   (source)
  • All day long, he buried himself in social questions, salary, capital, credit, marriage, religion, liberty of thought, education, penal servitude, poverty, association, property, production and sharing, the enigma of this lower world which covers the human ant-hill with darkness; and at night, he gazed upon the planets, those enormous beings.†   (source)
  • Violence made him a slave, and the habit of servitude gives him the thoughts and desires of a slave; he admires his tyrants more than he hates them, and finds his joy and his pride in the servile imitation of those who oppress him: his understanding is degraded to the level of his soul.†   (source)
  • Nay, more, everything shows that those of the ancients who had passed from the servile to the free condition, many of whom have left us excellent writings, did themselves regard servitude in no other light.†   (source)
  • The Anglo-American relies upon personal interest to accomplish his ends, and gives free scope to the unguided exertions and common-sense of the citizens; the Russian centres all the authority of society in a single arm: the principal instrument of the former is freedom; of the latter servitude.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile, within her, pauperism, the proletariat, salary, education, penal servitude, prostitution, the fate of the woman, wealth, misery, production, consumption, division, exchange, coin, credit, the rights of capital, the rights of labor,— all these questions were multiplied above society, a terrible slope.†   (source)
  • Hence arises a singular contrast; the more the utility of slavery is contested, the more firmly is it established in the laws; and whilst the principle of servitude is gradually abolished in the North, that self-same principle gives rise to more and more rigorous consequences in the South.†   (source)
  • For the principle of equality begets two tendencies; the one leads men straight to independence, and may suddenly drive them into anarchy; the other conducts them by a longer, more secret, but more certain road, to servitude.†   (source)
  • Thus their spirit is gradually broken and their character enervated; whereas that obedience, which is exacted on a few important but rare occasions, only exhibits servitude at certain intervals, and throws the burden of it upon a small number of men.†   (source)
  • In this question, therefore, there is no medium between servitude and extreme license; in order to enjoy the inestimable benefits which the liberty of the press ensures, it is necessary to submit to the inevitable evils which it engenders.†   (source)
  • Amongst aristocratic nations it was by no means rare to find men of noble and vigorous minds in the service of the great, who felt not the servitude they bore, and who submitted to the will of their masters without any fear of their displeasure.†   (source)
  • *e The moderns, then, after they have abolished slavery, have three prejudices to contend against, which are less easy to attack and far less easy to conquer than the mere fact of servitude: the prejudice of the master, the prejudice of the race, and the prejudice of color.†   (source)
  • I have always thought that servitude of the regular, quiet, and gentle kind which I have just described, might be combined more easily than is commonly believed with some of the outward forms of freedom; and that it might even establish itself under the wing of the sovereignty of the people.†   (source)
  • When the Europeans chose their slaves from a race differing from their own, which many of them considered as inferior to the other races of mankind, and which they all repelled with horror from any notion of intimate connection, they must have believed that slavery would last forever; since there is no intermediate state which can be durable between the excessive inequality produced by servitude and the complete equality which originates in independence.†   (source)
  • All these things may, to a certain extent, be reconciled with personal servitude—but that servitude cannot be complete if the press is free: the press is the chiefest democratic instrument of freedom.†   (source)
  • Were I inclined to continue this parallel, I could easily prove that almost all the differences which may be remarked between the characters of the Americans in the Southern and in the Northern States have originated in slavery; but this would divert me from my subject, and my present intention is not to point out all the consequences of servitude, but those effects which it has produced upon the prosperity of the countries which have admitted it.†   (source)
  • more difficult to abolish slavery, and to efface all vestiges of it amongst the moderns than it was amongst the ancients—In the United States the prejudices of the Whites against the Blacks seem to increase in proportion as slavery is abolished—Situation of the Negroes in the Northern and Southern States—Why the Americans abolish slavery—Servitude, which debases the slave, impoverishes the master—Contrast between the left and the right bank of the Ohio—To what attributable—The Black race, as well as slavery, recedes towards the South—Explanation of this fact—Difficulties attendant upon the abolition of slavery in the South—Dangers to come—General anxiety—Foundation of a Black colony i†   (source)
  • Thus men are following two separate roads to servitude: the taste for their own welfare withholds them from taking a part in the government, and their love of that welfare places them in closer dependence upon those who govern.†   (source)
  • Other thinkers, less numerous but more enlightened, take a different view: besides that track which starts from the principle of equality to terminate in anarchy, they have at last discovered the road which seems to lead men to inevitable servitude.†   (source)
  • This same individual, who has so completely sacrificed his own free will, has no natural propensity to obedience; he cowers, it is true, before the pettiest officer; but he braves the law with the spirit of a conquered foe as soon as its superior force is removed: his oscillations between servitude and license are perpetual.†   (source)
  • We have already shown the system by which the Northern States secure the transition from slavery to freedom, by keeping the present generation in chains, and setting their descendants free; by this means the negroes are gradually introduced into society; and whilst the men who might abuse their freedom are kept in a state of servitude, those who are emancipated may learn the art of being free before they become their own masters.†   (source)
  • The Emperor of Constantinople,(*) to oppose his neighbours, sent ten thousand Turks into Greece, who, on the war being finished, were not willing to quit; this was the beginning of the servitude of Greece to the infidels.†   (source)
  • The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude— Section 2.†   (source)
  • Palpably he was one of his hangerson but for the matter of that it was merely a question of one preying on his nextdoor neighbour all round, in every deep, so to put it, a deeper depth and for the matter of that if the man in the street chanced to be in the dock himself penal servitude with or without the option of a fine would be a very rara avis altogether.†   (source)
  • Agitated, lost, sometimes beside myself, and sometimes ready to die of weakness, my mind was filled with the massacre of my father, mother, and brother, with the insolence of the ugly Bulgarian soldier, with the stab that he gave me, with my servitude under the Bulgarian captain, with my hideous Don Issachar, with my abominable Inquisitor, with the execution of Doctor Pangloss, with the grand Miserere to which they whipped you, and especially with the kiss I gave you behind the screen the day that I had last seen you.†   (source)
  • This is servitude,
    To serve the unwise, or him who hath rebelled
    Against his worthier, as thine now serve thee,
    Thyself not free, but to thyself enthralled;
    Yet lewdly darest our ministring upbraid.†   (source)
  • This is it, Adam, that grieves me; and the spirit of my father, which I think is within me, begins to mutiny against this servitude; I will no longer endure it, though yet I know no wise remedy how to avoid it.†   (source)
  • But, leaving these just reflections, I return to the object that occasioned them; for my man, to conclude the last ceremony of obedience, laid down his head again on the ground, close to my foot, and set my other foot upon is head, as he had done before, making all the signs of subjection, servitude, and submission imaginable, and let me understand he would serve me as long as his life endured.†   (source)
  • of execution there was at least an end of all the miseries of the present state, and as for what was to follow, a man was, in his opinion, as likely to repent sincerely in the last fortnight of his life, under the pressures and agonies of a jail and the condemned hole, as he would ever be in the woods and wilderness of America; that servitude and hard labour were things gentlemen could never stoop to; that it was but the way to force them to be their own executioners afterwards, which was much worse; and that therefore he could not have any patience when he did but think of being transported.†   (source)
  • This servitude makes you to keep unwed.†   (source)
  • * *servitude
    "But natheless I see your true intent,
    And trust upon your wit, and have done aye:
    Wherefore of my free will I will assent
    To wedde me, as soon as e'er I may.†   (source)
  • Let the compromising expedient of the Constitution be mutually adopted, which regards them as inhabitants, but as debased by servitude below the equal level of free inhabitants, which regards the SLAVE as divested of two fifths of the MAN.†   (source)
  • For the most part slavery is the punishment even of the greatest crimes, for as that is no less terrible to the criminals themselves than death, so they think the preserving them in a state of servitude is more for the interest of the commonwealth than killing them, since, as their labour is a greater benefit to the public than their death could be, so the sight of their misery is a more lasting terror to other men than that which would be given by their death.†   (source)
  • He added, how I had endeavoured to persuade him, that in my own and other countries, the Yahoos acted as the governing, rational animal, and held the Houyhnhnms in servitude; that he observed in me all the qualities of a Yahoo, only a little more civilized by some tincture of reason, which, however, was in a degree as far inferior to the Houyhnhnm race, as the Yahoos of their country were to me; that, among other things, I mentioned a custom we had of castrating Houyhnhnms when they were young, in order to render the†   (source)
  • In the Book of Judges, an extraordinary Zeal, and Courage in the defence of Gods people, is called the Spirit of God; as when it excited Othoniel, Gideon, Jeptha, and Samson to deliver them from servitude, Judg.†   (source)
  • I told him he frighted and terrified himself with that which had no terror in it; that if he had money, as I was glad to hear he had, he might not only avoid the servitude supposed to be the consequence of transportation, but begin the world upon a new foundation, and that such a one as he could not fail of success in, with the common application usual in such cases; that he could not but call to mind that is was what I had recommended to him many years before and had proposed it for our mutual subsistence an†   (source)
  • * *Fifth Part*
    *Among all this,* after his wick' usage, *while all this was
    The marquis, yet his wife to tempte more going on*
    To the uttermost proof of her corage,
    Fully to have experience and lore* *knowledge
    If that she were as steadfast as before,
    He on a day, in open audience,
    Full boisterously said her this sentence:
    "Certes, Griseld', I had enough pleasance
    To have you to my wife, for your goodness,
    And for your truth, and for your obeisance,
    Not for your lineage, nor for your richess;
    But now know I, in very soothfastness,
    That in great lordship, if I well advise,
    There is great servitude in sundry wise.†   (source)
  • still thou errest, nor end wilt find
    Of erring, from the path of truth remote:
    Unjustly thou depravest it with the name
    Of servitude, to serve whom God ordains,
    Or Nature: God and Nature bid the same,
    When he who rules is worthiest, and excels
    Them whom he governs.†   (source)
  • rod obeys;
    On their embattled ranks the waves return,
    And overwhelm their war: The race elect
    Safe toward Canaan from the shore advance
    Through the wild Desart, not the readiest way;
    Lest, entering on the Canaanite alarmed,
    War terrify them inexpert, and fear
    Return them back to Egypt, choosing rather
    Inglorious life with servitude; for life
    To noble and ignoble is more sweet
    Untrained in arms, where rashness leads not on.†   (source)
  • Justly thou abhorrest
    That son, who on the quiet state of men
    Such trouble brought, affecting to subdue
    Rational liberty; yet know withal,
    Since thy original lapse, true liberty
    Is lost, which always with right reason dwells
    Twinned, and from her hath no dividual being:
    Reason in man obscured, or not obeyed,
    Immediately inordinate desires,
    And upstart passions, catch the government
    From reason; and to servitude reduce
    Man, till then free.†   (source)
  • though perhaps
    Not longer than since I, in one night, freed
    From servitude inglorious well nigh half
    The angelick name, and thinner left the throng
    Of his adorers: He, to be avenged,
    And to repair his numbers thus impaired,
    Whether such virtue spent of old now failed
    More Angels to create, if they at least
    Are his created, or, to spite us more,
    Determined to advance into our room
    A creature formed of earth, and him endow,
    Exalted from so base original,
    With heavenly spoils, our spoils: What he decreed,
    He effected; Man he made, and for him built
    Magnificent this world, and earth his seat,
    Him lord pronounced; and, O indignity!†   (source)
  • Yet him God the Most High vouchsafes
    To call by vision, from his father's house,
    His kindred, and false Gods, into a land
    Which he will show him; and from him will raise
    A mighty nation; and upon him shower
    His benediction so, that in his seed
    All nations shall be blest: he straight obeys;
    Not knowing to what land, yet firm believes:
    I see him, but thou canst not, with what faith
    He leaves his Gods, his friends, and native soil,
    Ur of Chaldaea, passing now the ford
    To Haran; after him a cumbrous train
    Of herds and flocks, and numerous servitude;
    Not wandering poor, but trusting all his wealth
    With God, who called him, in a land unknown.†   (source)
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