She had passed her existence hating men yet needing them in order to live,--doing them all the harm possible and receiving it from them in sad reciprocity until finally she had perished at their hands.
Annexation Movement--Remedial Measures--Repeal of the Navigation Laws --Reciprocity with the United States--History of the Two Measures--Duty of Supporting Authority--Views on Colonial Government--Colonial Interests the Sport of Home Parties--No Separation!--Self-Government not necessarily Republican--Value of the Monarchical Principle--Defences of the Colony.
This rhythmicity saturates their personalities, so that poetry and music almost morbidly appeal to them.
Either he looked upon them as men of unusual sagacity, and wished to profit by their advice, in which case I commend the good sense of the arrangement, or they were, in his belief, antagonists, in which case the determination to approve himself a consummate general, neither indolent nor incautious, was bold, I admit, but indicative of a laudable self-confidence.
But the ladies, none of whom smoke, preserve their romanticity during their whole lives, and would, if they had their choice, give their hands to foreigners, who are more attentive to them than their own countrymen.
Our manner of life was infinitely more to my taste than before; it gave us all the privileges of rusticity, which are fully as incompatible with a residence in a little town of Western America as with a residence in London.
*** Owing to the scarcity of matches we understand that many smokers now adopt the plan of waiting for the fire-engine to turn out and then proceed to the conflagration to get a light.
Aristotle gives instance in sparrows, which are parum vivaces ob salacitatem, short lived because of their salacity, which is very frequent, as Scoppius in Priapus will better inform you.
Letter XII.--Picolata.--Beauty of the Season.--The St. John's.--A Hammock.--Voyage from Charleston to Savannah.--City of Savannah.--Quoit Club.--A Negro Burial-Place.--Curious Epitaphs.--Bonaventure.--Majestic Avenues of Live-Oaks.--Alligators.--Black Creek.
Even among the ancients, though many of their geometricians had acknowledged the sphericity of the globe, it was for a long time imagined that the earth was a third longer than it was broad, and thence arose the terms of longitude and latitude.
Thus some explanations are unavoidably reciprocal or circular, as hind, the female of the stag; stag, the male of the hind: sometimes easier words are changed into harder, as burial into sepulture, or interment, drier into desiccative, dryness into siccity or aridity, fit into paroxysm; for the easiest word, whatever it be, can never be translated into one more easy.
The tiger.--His habitat.--Shooting on foot.--Modes of shooting.--A tiger hunt on foot.--The scene of the hunt.--The beat.--Incidents of the hunt.--Fireworks.--The tiger charges.--The elephant bolts.--The tigress will not break.--We kill a half-grown cub.--Try again for the tigress.--Unsuccessful.--Exaggerations in tiger stories.--My authorities.--The brothers S.--Ferocity and structure of the tiger.--His devastations.--His frame-work, teeth, &c.--A tiger at bay.--His unsociable habits.--Fight between tiger and tigress.--Young tigers.--Power and strength of the tiger.--Examples.--His cowardice.
No literary man was ever more loved and honored by a rare circle of friends; and all who knew him bear witness to the simplicity and goodness which any reader may find for himself between the lines of his essays.
For example, if we could establish the truth of what up till now is only a conjecture, namely, that it is the action of the sun which produces thermoelectricity at the equator; that this produces terrestrial magnetism; and that this magnetism, again, is the cause of the aurora borealis, these would be truths externally of great, but internally of little, significance.
Senor Rodriguez did not quite know whether to be annoyed at Mr. Grimm's persistence, or to admire the tenacity with which he held to this one point.
Hence it became necessary if the equilibrium were broken, if the external excitations ceased to be sufficient, for therapeutics to create artificial excitations, in order to reestablish the tonicity which is the state of perfect health.
Unveracities not a few were spoken in Parliament: in fact, to one with a sense of what is called God's truth, it seemed all one unveracity, a talking from the teeth outward, not as the convictions but as the expediencies and inward astucities directed; and, in the sense of God's truth, I have heard no true word uttered in Parliament at all.
I feel that I could never hope to have that much longer in town,--city-born and city-bred though I am.
As to my father, there is in his desk a yellow manuscript about Triplicity in Nature.
This unicity we strive, not to 'express', for that is impossible; but to designate, by the nearest, though inadequate, analogy,--'Begotten'.
For stability the molecular rotation must be such as to give the same velocity at the boundary of the rotational fluid core as that of the irrotationally circulating liquid in contact with it, because, as I have proved, frictional slip between two portions of liquid in contact is inconsistent with stability.
Of wit, so far as rapid lively intellect produces wit, he had plenty, and did not abuse his endowment that way, being always fundamentally serious in the purport of his speech: of what we call humor, he had some, though little; nay of real sense for the ludicrous, in any form, he had not much for a man of his vivacity; and you remarked that his laugh was limited in compass, and of a clear but not rich quality.
A poor human creature and learned friend, once possessed of many fine gifts, possessed of intellect, veracity, and manful conviction on a variety of objects, has he now lost all that;--converted all that into a glistering phosphorescence which can show itself on the outside; while within, all is dead, chaotic, dark; a painted sepulchre full of dead-men's bones!
For, supposing the sensation or idea we name whiteness be produced in us by a certain number of globules, which, having a verticity about their own centres, strike upon the retina of the eye, with a certain degree of rotation, as well as progressive swiftness; it will hence easily follow, that the more the superficial parts of any body are so ordered as to reflect the greater number of globules of light, and to give them the proper rotation, which is fit to produce this sensation of white in us, the more white will that body appear, that from an equal space sends to the retina the greater number of such corpuscles, with that peculiar sort of motion.
Suppose, however, the truth of the Irenaean tradition;--that the Creed of Cerinthus was what Irenaeus states it to have been; and that John, at the instance of the Asiatic Bishops, wrote his Gospel as an antidote to the Cerinthian heresy;--does there not thence arise, in his utter silence, an almost overwhelming argument against the Apostolicity of the 'Christopaedia', both that prefixed to Luke, and that concorporated with Matthew?
'British Quadrupeds'--Bell: 'The fierceness and voracity of the killer, in which it surpasses all other known cetaceans.'
Finally we had a few words on the origin of volcanicity and afterwards some discussion on an old point--the relation to the sea.
Whereupon they commenced talking among themselves, and presently had the audacity to move towards the sentries with the intention of forcing their way.
Who is there who can possibly deplore such circumstances as their atrocity deserves?
Alas, Mr. Bull, I do find it is all little other than a proof of toughness, which is a quality I respect, with more or less expenditure of falsity and astucity superadded, which I entirely condemn.
There were churches in that part of Ohio where treason was preached regularly, and where, to secure membership, hostility to the government, to the war and to the liberation of the slaves, was far more essential than a belief in the authenticity or credibility of the Bible.
Prefigurement that, in spite of beaver sciences and temporary spiritual hebetude and cecity, man and his Universe were eternally divine; and that no past nobleness, or revelation of the divine, could or would ever be lost to him.
("Dark Fiber" is fiber-optic cable, whose enormous capacity so exceeds the demands of current usage that much of the fiber still has no light-signals on it--it's still `dark,' awaiting future use.)
Waterland's anxiety to show the anti-heretical force of St. John's Gospel and Epistles, has caused him to overlook their Catholicity--their applicability to all countries and all times--their truth, independently of all temporary accidents and errors;--which Catholicity alone it is that constitutes their claim to Canonicity, that is, to be Canonical inspired writings.
The best illustration of this characteristic of Pantheism is the catholicity of its great prophet Spinoza.
Out of the pale of the Church, he turned his thoughts to diplomacy, and was sent to London as an ambassador,--without, however, the official title and insignia of that high office,--where he fascinated the highest circles by the splendor of his conversation and the causticity of his wit.
The Merovingian Castles.--Pastimes of the Nobles; Hunting, War.--Domestic Arrangements.--Private Life of Charlemagne.--Domestic Habits under the Carlovingians.--Influence of Chivalry.--Simplicity of the Court of Philip Angustus not imitated by his Successors.--Princely Life of the Fifteenth Century.--The bringing up of Latour Landry, a Noble of Anjou.--Varlets, Pages, Esquires, Maids of Honour.--Opulence of the Bourgeoisie.--"Le Menagier de Paris.
Revolution perfectly exact expresses only necessity, not voluntary fidelity; but departure, still deferential to the law of the whole, in evincing freedom elevates its obedience into fealty and noble faithfulness: by this measure of eccentricity, centricity is not only emphasized, but immeasurably exalted.
* * * * * We find the atmosphere with another characteristic,--Elasticity.
"Charlescity, Jamescity, Eiizabethcity, names of counties in Virginia, not cities, nor towns.
The whole character of Ivan was tinged with the duplicity of the churchmen who held a high place in his councils.
The Ambrosian night threw on the Acropolis, city, and environs, a dark veil embroidered with stars.
Another important factor in his classicity is the suggestion that goes out from his idealized personality.
As for the book-shelf beside the chimley, sir--exactly three foot three,--sunk in a recess--height, the third button o' my coat,--capacity, fourteen books.
"A national committee to meet at Utica, to have a general care and oversight of the cause throughout the nation, and to act as a central corresponding committee.--State committees, to perform similar duties, in their States.--County committees, the same in their respective counties.--City and district committees, the same in their respective cities and districts.--Township and ward committees, to have the particular charge of their respective townships or wards.
--Much Ado About Nothing, Act ii, I. p. 122 Docity.
III She was happy, was Mrs. Lessways, in her domesticity.
They have profited well, I must admit, by the advantages assured to them by the complicity of the ministers of Mr. Buchanan.
Therefore, persistence in the aims of the will and the belly will be concentricity; and, to be sure, the will is the centre, the kernel of the world.
Therefore I must insist on returning it at opportunity, not from contumacity and reluctance to be oblig'd, but because it must suit you better than me.