In a monarchy, where the king can ennoble, this ideal cannot be kept.
The gain consisted in the rousing of the Jewish consciousness to more virile efforts towards a double end, to succour the persecuted and ennoble the ideals of the emancipated.
He was not an original thinker, but a diligent student, distinguished by great learning, by a turn for historical and philological criticism, and by an earnest purpose to uproot false teaching - especially Christianity, to ennoble men and train them to goodness.
Was it not a greater thing to ennoble them than to destroy their artistic representation ?
His A Few Words on Horse-racing, a sport which he did so much to introduce and ennoble, appeared in 1839.
This does not ennoble the machine; it dehumanizes the person.