In vain the fiery young soldier strove to break loose from the shackles which hampered him.
Soul power rippled through him and with it, the sensation of the invisible shackles he'd worn his entire adult life melting away.
It was something, however, to have shaken off the shackles of ecclesiastical authority; and, even if a new authority, that of the ancients, was accepted in its stead, still progress was being made toward sounder methods of analysis.
Direct taxation in the shape of income tax was substituted for indirect taxation previously levied, in order to relieve trade from the shackles of duties and charges which had become allembracing.
In this way the Spanish alliance, unpopular in itself, was formed to liberate the king from the shackles imposed on him by the English constitution.
These regulations placed heavy shackles upon the Press, but in the main they were accepted with patriotic equanimity.
From these introductions we are able to judge of the style of Pappus's writing, which is excellent and even elegant the moment he is free from the shackles of mathematical formulae and expressions.