The Old English "books" are derived in a roundabout way from Roman models, and the tribal law of real property was deeply modified by the introduction of individualistic notions as to ownership, donations, wills, rights of women, &c. Yet in this respect also the Norman Conquest increased the store of Roman conceptions by breaking the national isolation of the English Church and opening the way for closer intercourse with France and Italy.
But on either side of this refusal are to be found elaborate projects of friendly societies and widows' funds, which practically cover, in a clumsy and roundabout manner, the whole ground of life insurance.
The Prussians were driven from the town, but they managed to effect a roundabout retreat to Ligny, where they rallied.
But before it could be carried into effect it was superseded by a " provisional constitution," which gave un limited power to a boule of 400 (chosen by a roundabout system which favoured intrigue) and its nominees, the ten " absolute " generals.
There on the 26th of February he and a small number of his men were taken prisoners by Spanish authorities, who sent him first to Santa Fe, then to Chihuahua to General Salcedo, and by a roundabout way to the American frontier, where he was released on the 1st of July 1807.
By first putting carbon and silicon into the iron and then taking them out again at great expense, at first sight seems so unreasonably roundabout that many " direct " processes of extracting the iron without thus charging it with carbon and silicon have been proposed, and some of them have at times been important.
It is a roundabout argument to be sure, but essentially the mobile revolution allows people to band together and eventually bring down tyrants.
For my own part, I was never so effectually deterred from frequenting a man's house, by any kind of Cerberus whatever, as by the parade one made about dining me, which I took to be a very polite and roundabout hint never to trouble him so again.
The usual route through Moscow could not be thought of, and the roundabout way Princess Mary was obliged to take through Lipetsk, Ryazan, Vladimir, and Shuya was very long and, as post horses were not everywhere obtainable, very difficult, and near Ryazan where the French were said to have shown themselves was even dangerous.