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`` This is a very modest proposal cut to meet absolutely essential needs '', he said, `` and with sufficient ' deductible ' requirements to discourage any malingering or unnecessary overcrowding of our hospitals.
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( The best evidence is that he received a monthly wage of about $125, very good money in an era when top hands worked for $30 and found.
The Bourbon economic philosophy, moreover, is not very different from that of Northern conservatives.
Others are confined to vast reservations, and not only does the Australian government justifiably not wish them to be viewed as exhibits in a zoo, but on their reservations they are extremely fugitive, shunning camps, coming together only for corroborees at which their strange culture comes to its highest pitch -- which is very low indeed.
Though he is also concerned with freeing dance from pedestrian modes of activity, Merce Cunningham has selected a very different method for achieving his aim.
When I try to work out my reasons for feeling that this passage is of critical significance, I come up with the following ideas, which I shall express very briefly here and revert to in a later essay.
This, however, cannot be done by a community whose very experience of truth is confused and incoherent: it has no absolute standard, and consequently cannot distinguish the absolute from the contingent.
His own testimony is that he has read very little in the history of the South, implying that what he knows of that history has come to him orally and that he knows the world around him primarily from his own unassisted observation.
What is more, the legends have become so sacrosanct that the very habit of self-examination or self-criticism smells of low treason, and men who practice it are defeatists and unpatriotic scoundrels.
The problem is rather to find out what is actually happening, and this is especially difficult for the reason that `` we are busily being defended from a knowledge of the present, sometimes by the very agencies -- our educational system, our mass media, our statesmen -- on which we have had to rely most heavily for understanding of ourselves ''.
`` Dear Miss Steichen: It is a very good letter you send me -- softens the intensity of this guerilla warfare I am carrying on up here.
Mr. Stavropoulos is the U.N. legal chief and a very good man, but he is not fully versed on some technical points of American law ''.
What I want is to have this evidence come before Congress and if the Attorney General does not report it, as I am very sure he won't, as he has refused to do anything of the kind, I then wish that a committee of seven Representatives be appointed with power to take the evidence.
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If only for this modest masterpiece of military history, Blenheim is likely to be read and reread long after newer interpretations have perhaps altered our picture of the Marlborough wars.
The other is that the charge for cabanas and parasols, though modest from an American point of view, still is a little high for many Athenians.
Our problem, therefore, is to devise processes more modest in their aspirations, adjusted to the real world of sovereign nation states and diverse and hostile communities.
His very honest act called up the recent talk I had with another minister, a modest Methodist, who said: `` I feel so deeply blessed by God when I can give a message of love and comfort to other men, and I would have it no other way: and it is unworthy to think of self.
It is in fact entirely consistent with your suggestion of modest industrial development to help pay governmental costs.
With our current $3 per hundred tax rate, it is safe to assume that this will qualify when you suggest a community should `` try to develop a modest industrial plant '' as the best way to meet these problems.
I therefore believe it is realistic to assume a modest drop in the total value of home entertainment electronics to about $1.8 million, slightly below 1960, but above 1959.
Although the pause in the advance of general business activity this year has thus far been quite modest, it is hard to escape the conclusion that the softening process will continue into the first quarter of 1961 and possibly somewhat longer.
One of the reasons for the high percentage of Jewish teen-agers in college is that a great many urban Jews are enabled to attend local colleges at modest cost.
Either here, or in one of the modest restaurants nearby, is just the place to end this first walk through the heart of Rome.
He has a pleasant sense of humor and is modest enough to admit mistakes and even `` a cardinal error ''.
A semi-serious literary document entitled `` The Wings Of Henry James '' is noteworthy, if only for a keenly trenchant though little-known comment on the master's difficult later period by modest Owen Wister, author of `` The Virginian ''.
From actions aboard, it is easy to guess that Spencer's boast of twenty staunch followers was a modest estimate ''.
In English writing, the phrase " a modest proposal " is now conventionally an allusion to this style of straight-faced satire.
For example, if an author is paid a modest advance of $ 2000. 00, and their royalty rate is 10 % of a book priced at $ 20. 00-that is, $ 2. 00 per book-the book will need to sell 1000 copies before any further payment will be made.
) there is no evidence that he ever bore the name Octavianus, as it would have made his modest origins too obvious.
Ohlmeyer presumably based his reaction on Costas ' modest stature ( Costas is 5 ' 7 " in height ) and boyish, babyfaced appearance.
) While the monarch retains some powers from the constitution, most particular is lèse majesté which protects the image and ability of the monarch to play a role in politics and carries modest criminal penalties for violators.
" A modest man, but then he has so much to be modest about ", is a quote about Attlee that is very commonly ascribed to Churchill ( although Churchill in fact denied saying it, and respected Attlee's service in the War Cabinet ).