Nations are possessed with an insane ambition to perpetuate the memory of themselves by the amount of hammered stone they leave.
But there could be little guarantee that later generations would perpetuate the cult.
A defective stock, if allowed to breed, will perpetuate its defects, in spite of the concealment of those defects in an individual by training or other treatment.
A celebrated debate on this question took place in the House of Commons in January 1690; but the evident intention of the Whigs to perpetuate their own ascendancy by tampering with the franchise contributed largely to the Tory reaction which resulted in the defeat of the Whigs in the elections of that year.
To perpetuate and multiply the choicer varieties, peaches and nectarines are budded upon plum or almond stocks.