Plainly the central idea of secession is the essence of anarchy.
The essence of freedom is that each of us shares in the shaping of his own destiny.
The essence of the continental system is its gigantic scale.
Then, perhaps, says another, the essence of a bull lies in confusion of ideas.
Then take out the jar and strain the essence of the beef into a bowl.
Flavour the icing with essence of lemon, or with extract of roses.
If you ice it, add a few drops of essence of lemon to the icing.
But neither can they leave a legend alone; though it is the essence of a legend to be vague.
People cannot leave a creed alone; though it is the essence of a creed to be clear.
The essence of truth cannot be affected by the variation of external circumstances.