Satire is lavished upon misdirected education (28), the sluttishness of London landladies, self-adoring Art on a pedestal (256), the delegation of children to underlings, sham religiosity (229), the pampered conscience of a diffident student, and the mensonge of modern woman (300), typified by the ruddled cast-off of Redgrave, who plays first, in her shrivelled paint, as procuress, and then, in her naked hideousness, as blackmailer.
The sharpest arrows are everywhere--and that partly in passages which can be proved to have been inserted(44)--directed against faith in the miraculous, and we almost wonder that the censorship of the Roman stage allowed such tirades to pass as the following:-- -Ego deum genus esse semper dixi et dicam caelitum, Sed eos non curare opinor, quid agat humanum genus; Nam si curent, bene bonis sit, male malis, quod nunc abest.- We have already remarked(45) that Ennius scientifically inculcated the same irreligion in a didactic poem of his own; and it is evident that he was in earnest with this freethinking.
Before the power went out, he also redirected the asteroid on a collision course with Earth.
His reading was by fits and starts, undirected to any particular science.
After the achievement of this victory Afrasiyab directed that Karun should be pursued and attacked wherever he might be found; but when he heard that he had hurried on for the protection of the shubistan, and had conquered and slain Barman, he gnawed his hands with rage.
To this epistle the boys both signed their names, and as the muleteer had not provided himself with envelopes, the letter was roughly folded and directed,-- "Captain Stuart, H.M.S. 'Falcon.'"
Whether from India's burning plains, Or wild Bohemia's domains Your steps were first directed:-- Or whether ye be Egypt's sons, Whose stream, like Nile's for ever runs With sources undetected,-- Arab's of Europe!
He could not aspire to any higher rank than that he held; he had no right to be ambitious, or seek his own individual interests; he was merged body and soul into the Society; he was only a pin in the machinery; he was bound to obey even his own servant, if required by his Superior; he was less than a private soldier in an army; he was a piece of wax to be moulded as the Superior directed,--and the Superior, in his turn, was a piece of wax in the hands of the Provincial, and he again in the hands of the General.
The careful removal (though with some oversights) of those irregularities and anomalies of spelling which were common before the Restoration, and the harmonizing of grammatical discords which were disregarded before that period, and, on the other hand, the retention of the superfluous final e, (once the e of prolongation,) and of the l in the contractions of "would," in accordance with a pronunciation which prevailed in England until 1700 and later, all point to this date, which is also indicated by various other internal proofs to which attention has been heretofore sufficiently directed.mm The punctuation, too, which, as Mr. Collier announced in "Notes and Emendations," etc.,
But now his eloquence was otherwise directed,--not full of the old fire and enthusiasm,--not trustful in God, but dependent on prudence, as though all help were in man.
Lately, within these last ten years, Caius Maenius, dictator, having enforced inquiries, with more strictness than consisted with the safety of some powerful men, a charge was thrown out by his enemies, that he himself was infected with the very crime against which his inquiries were directed;--now Maenius, I say, in order that he might, in a private capacity, meet the imputation, abdicated the dictatorship.
And he to him: "Thou first directedst me Towards Parnassus, in its grots to drink, And first concerning God didst me enlighten.
Thus are my fervent and frequent prayers directed,--that you may die the death of the righteous, and to this end, that Almighty God would endue you all with spiritual wisdom, to discern what is pleasing in His sight."
Happy where this sweet, this powerful influence is well directed,--where the mother's judgment guides her affectionate feelings.
There is something so satisfactory in knowing at once the limit of your fortunes--in making yourself secure in the first instance of that happiness to which all your exertions are directed,--which is in fact the end and aim of your worldly existence, and of all your worldly toils--the enjoyment of domestic peace and love;--in quenching that restless, burning anxiety, which is ever busy within the bosom of the young and the aspiring.