1 At length down he came, with an unstable step and a strong flavour of wine and spices about his person.
2 All was unstable; quivering as leaves, evanescent as lightning.
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3 Then I had to look down at the unstable hooks to which I clung.
4 And this time I was not seated properly in the saddle, but sideways and in an unstable fashion.
5 Then he set his unstable candle down on a toilet-table and asked at what hour they were to be called in the morning.
6 He was the most unstable kind of fool I had ever seen.
7 It was odd that he of all people should appear in this light, for he was as unstable as quicksilver and as perverse as a demon fresh from the pit.
8 And it has always been the opinion and judgment of wise men that nothing can be so uncertain or unstable as fame or power not founded on its own strength.
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