I feel as though I were re-enacting a worn-out scene in some way.
But had not the legislature the right of re-enacting, if it was necessary?
What necessity is there for re-enacting laws which never expired?
The very notion of re-enacting implies their previous expiration.
It seems likely that the Assembly had no more in mind in re-enacting this law than the emphasizing of a vital principle.
But as for the re-enacting of laws, it is a thing altogether unknown in the New Covenant, and inconsistent with its nature.
The change from a commemoration of the Passion to a re-enacting of it came slowly in the Greek church.
When Sœur Julie came to this part of the tale, she made a beautiful, unconscious gesture, re-enacting the part she had played.
In the summer of 1897, the act was at last repealed, but always with the unavowed intention of re-enacting it in another form.