We may safely go some way even beyond this, and lay it down for unchallengeable truth that over and above Man's consciousness of being the eye of the Universe and receptacle, however imperfect, of its great harmony, he has a native impulse to merge himself in that harmony and be one with it: a spirit in his heart (as the Scripture puts it) "of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father"--And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
For Servia might enter into special relations with her great sister Slav state, Russia, or a confederation might be formed embracing all the Balkan states between the Black Sea and the Adriatic: and, in either event, Austria-Hungary and Italy would no longer enjoy the unchallenged supremacy on the Adriatic coasts which was theirs so long as Turkey held dominion over the maritime country lying between Greece and Montenegro.
It was not, however, of this that Cato made his chief boast; but because he had administered everything in the best possible manner, had collected slaves and large amounts of money from the royal treasury, yet had met with no reproach but had given account of everything unchallenged,--it was for this that he laid claim to valor no less than if he had conquered in some war.
as a challenge against the late Dr. Herschel's; but was prevented from being completed till some time after.
"I asked you not to--" "But with a sparkle in your eyes--a challenge--" "I knew you for a nobleman; I thought you a gentleman," said Betty Dalrymple spiritedly.
Then Cave stood up--an imposing man, with a good deal of presence and shirt-collar--who invited any man--indeed, challenged anybody--in that hall to question him on any subject whatever.
But it was the young Giustinian who answered to the challenge--"Marina Magagnati!"
He frequently touched the shield of the general challenger, not with the sharp, but with the butt-end of his lance.
Both Murray and Blackwood, who were abused openly, by name, resolved to take no notice of it; but Lockhart and Wilson, who were mentioned under the thin disguise of "the Scorpion" and "the Leopard," were so nettled by the remarks on themselves, that they, in October 1818, both sent challenges to the anonymous author, through the publisher of the pamphlet.
Ephemerus in Aristaenetus, so far admireth his mistress' good parts, that he makes proclamation of them, and challengeth all comers in her behalf.