Though difficulties will certainly remain, the most probable explanation of the origin of this text seems to me to be some such hypothesis as the following:--I suppose that Polo in his latter years added with his own hand supplementary notes and reminiscences, marginally or otherwise, to a copy of his book; that these, perhaps in his lifetime, more probably after his death, were digested and translated into Latin; and that Ramusio, or some friend of his, in retranslating and fusing them with Pipino's version for the Navigationi, made those minor modifications in names and other matters which we have already noticed.
And even if he had not been rewarded with material gains, it was enough to feel that he had conferred a benefit on the world which could scarcely be appreciated in his lifetime,--a benefit so transcendent that its results could be seen only by future generations.
Then, you being with her, if the boots and razor make her think she sees that poor, weak SKAMMERHORN a-ranging round the room, when in his grave it is his place to be, you've only got to say: 'A fool you are, and always were,'--as often I, myself, called at him in his lifetime,--and off he'll go into his tomb again for fear of broomsticks."
and was it not in the alcove he got the rope ready that done his own business at last, the way he done many a betther man's in his lifetime?--and was not the body lying in the same bed after death, and put in the coffin there, too, and carried out to his grave from it in Pether's churchyard, after the coroner was done?
Some books seem to have been published by Faustus during his lifetime,--at least, his biographers allude to them; but it was only after his death that the work which gave his name its chief reputation became known.
The performances at Bayreuth are no longer what they were during Wagner's lifetime,--models for all the world; but they are still of unique interest.
When the little clinging needs of three weeks grew into the great want of a lifetime,--O, how could I tell her what was coming?
A hundred things that used to be luxuries for the king alone are now so cheap that the day-laborer has them--all in less than two lifetimes of real science!
After all, we had had two very happy interesting years there--and memories that would last a lifetime.--Some of the last experiences of the month of December had been rather disillusioning, but I suppose one must not bring any sentiment into politics.
There is the accumulated significance of a lifetime,--subtile traces of failures or of victories wrought years ago.
The young girl clings passionately even to her grief, and rejects as an insult the idea that such deep regret can become less in all a lifetime,--that love, immortal, vital, all-pervading, can perish from its prime, and flutter away into dust like the dead leaves of a rose.
Although great as statesman, orator, lawyer, and judge, his posthumous influence is small compared with that which he wielded in his lifetime,--which, indeed, may be said of most statesmen, the most noted exception to the rule being Lord Bacon.