At the same time there are conceivable cases in which objects <p 208>seen askance may be of importance, and where the visual fixation of a single point will not reveal every reflection that fell on the blind spot.
I objected my want of money.
Where a meaning is not to be conveyed, as in landscape, architecture, or music, the illusiveness of the form is not so objectionable: although in all these objects the tendency to observe forms and to demand them is a sign of increasing appreciation.
Name and word recall more quickly, reliably, and energetically the objects they stand for than do the objects their symbols.”
We set our faces towards London, and walked on together in the first still hour of the new day--I, and this woman, whose name, whose character, whose story, whose objects in life, whose very presence by my side, at that moment, were fathomless mysteries to me.
Smoking during and immediately after a meal is very pleasing to the man who likes tobacco, but if he has a guest (man or woman) who objects to the smell of it he must wait until later.
These remains, it is true, were not those of men; that is, were not the bones of men, but objects decidedly having served the human race: shinbones, thighbones of fossil animals, regularly scooped out, and in fact sculptured--bearing the unmistakable signs of human handiwork.
‘If our brother Francis,’ said Miss Clarissa, breaking out again, if I may call anything so calm a breaking out, ‘wished to surround himself with an atmosphere of Doctors’ Commons, and of Doctors’ Commons only, what right or desire had we to object?
The end and goal of letters--I am not speaking now of divine letters, the aim of which is to raise and direct the soul to Heaven; for with an end so infinite no other can be compared--I speak of human letters, the end of which is to establish distributive justice, give to every man that which is his, and see and take care that good laws are observed: an end undoubtedly noble, lofty, and deserving of high praise, but not such as should be given to that sought by arms, which have for their end and object peace, the greatest boon that men can desire in this life.
All this you understand was with the object of dividing me from my mother and sister, by insinuating that I was squandering on unworthy objects the money which they had sent me and which was all they had.
objected another man.
objected the scoffing listeners.
“Yet they say he has parts,” objected the landlady.
"I'd like it better if it didn't smell so abominably of new paint," objected Noëlle Kennedy. "
"But think of the chickens," objected the judge.
Unless you object, Mr. Jennings, to my importing that amount of common sense into the proceedings?”
The feigned merchant who was accused would have objected against the evidence of the olive-merchants; but the pretended cauzee would not suffer him. "
It is possible, for,instance, to indulge in philosophical dissertations on theadvantages and disadvantages of centralisation; but when we see apeople composed of very different races devote a thousand yearsof efforts to attaining to this centralisation; when we observethat a great revolution, having for object the destruction of allthe institutions of the past, has been forced to respect thiscentralisation, and has even strengthened it; under thesecircumstances we should admit that it is the outcome of imperiousneeds, that it is a condition of the existence of the nation inquestion, and we should pity the poor mental range of politicianswho talk of destroying it.
But by this may more evidently be discerned, wherein pleasure andwherein curiosity is the object of the senses; for pleasure seekethobjects beautiful, melodious, fragrant, savoury, soft; butcuriosity, for trial’s sake, the contrary as well, not for the sake ofsuffering annoyance, but out of the lust of making trial and knowingthem.
“I know very well,” objected the cure, “that there are good works, good authors.
Most of the pleasures which objects cause are easily distinguished and separated from the perception of the object: the object has to be applied to a particular organ, like the palate, or swallowed like wine, or used and operated upon in some way before the pleasure arises.
This clearing was a cemetery, this hole a grave, that oblong object the body of the man who must have died during the night!
He, moreover, objected the base and low estate and condition of those that were chiefly the pilgrims of the times in which they lived: also their ignorance and want of understanding in all natural science.