It asserts that we have the right to choice of our own work and to the reward of our own toil.
So, again, as Scripture asserts (as Alpakhar thinks) in Deut.
Then vanity, the vice which promotes so many virtues, asserts itself.
Never did he seem so careless, our Scribe asserts, and so jovial and child-like in his joys.
The king himself now asserts it was because he had tried ...