What chain of misreasoning had they in their heads when they hit on that as a device for making the crops grow?
then Bethmann-Hollweg would have had no reason to admit in the Reichstag that his country was committing a breach of international law.
As for old Van Tassel, he's gone to square the yards in a part of the univarse where all his tricks will be known; and I hold it to be onreasonable to carry spite ag'in a man beyond the grave.
--Reason the more.
In faith, he's penitent; And yet his trespass, in our common reason- Save that, they say, the wars must make example Out of their best- is not almost a fault To incur a private check.
A beast devoid of reason-- WERNI.
That's no reason----" "Why, Archie!"
Against this tyrannical influence, which may be in a vulgar and popular as in a scientific form, which may be the dull result of habit or the more specious effect of a sensitive and receptive imagination, but which in all cases is at bottom the same, Mr. Mozley claims to appeal to reason:-- To conclude, then, let us suppose an intelligent Christian of the present day asked, not what evidence he has of miracles, but how he can antecedently to all evidence think such amazing occurrences possible, he would reply, "You refer me to a certain sense of impossibility which you suppose me to possess, applying not to mathematics but to facts.
~Her Reason.~ Once a learned Boston maiden Was besought for one sweet kiss; "Only one," he softly pleaded, But the maid's reply was this: "I am quite surprised you ask it, When you know physicians say That for spreading dire contagion Kissing is the surest way.
I was really astonished," he said, "(1) at the schoolboy, wretched, allegoric machinery; (2) at the transmogrification of the fanatic virago into a modern novel-pawing proselyte of the "Age of Reason,"--a Tom Paine in petticoats; (3) at the utter want of all rhythm in the verse, the monotony and dead plumb-down of the pauses, and the absence of all bone, muscle, and sinew in the single lines."
The reason?--a kindly means of saving faces for those whom he and I were going to "persuade"--of making the "climb-down" easier for them!
ve agreed, in an equitable spirit, to make such a deduction from the amount as under the circumstances may appear just and reasonable.
It's not reasonable--" Ralston interrupted him upon the utterance of the word.
I accounted for the fact in the most reasonable way I knew,--I, who rejoice in being reasonable,--by thinking it occurred in consequence of my long watchfulness, and sombreness of thought and soul.
One day in seven, how reasonable!--I think I'll go to church once a day often.
Hazlitt said that "he never met with a woman who could reason, and had met with only one thoroughly reasonable,--Mary Lamb."
That they two might pray together, struggle together, together wear their sackcloth and ashes, and together console themselves with their hopes of eternal joys, while they shuddered, not altogether uncomfortably, at the torments prepared for others,--this was now the only outlook in which she could find a gleam of satisfaction; and she was so assured of the reasonableness of her wishes, so convinced that the house of her parents was now the only house in which Hester could live without running counter to the precepts of her own religion, and counter also to the rules of the wicked outside world, that she could not bring herself to believe but that she would succeed at last.
The first time, Moussa replied with pitying magnanimity and all reasonableness:-- "I am not a Hubshi, but a Somali, which is quite different--even as a lion is different from a jackal or a man from an ape".
Every reader of these sermons will be struck by their thorough reasonableness,--a reasonableness which does not exclude, but includes, the deepest and warmest religious sensibility.
Say now you will help to examine papers to-morrow or next day: in short, say now that in a day or two you will begin to be a little reasonable:--say so, Bartleby."
This is Avery in her everyday mood--sweet and kind and reasonable,--the Avery we all know and love--with just a hint of what the French call 'diablerie' to make her--tout-a-fait adorable."
Indeed 'tis equally reasonable.--'Tis a Baud.
ersing the forces of lawlessness, and had made some progress in the work of administration, but if this work was to be consolidated and made of permanent value it must be given a centre, other than the Allied command, around which it could rally and to which it might reasonably look for guidance and support.
That position was accepted by the French Government, but they said to me at the time--and I think very reasonably--'If you think it possible that the public opinion of Great Britain might, should a sudden crisis arise, justify you in giving to France the armed support which you cannot promise in advance, you will not be able to give that support, even if you wish to give it, when the time comes, unless some conversations have already taken place between naval and military experts.'
Then she quarrelled with a belt she wore,--for just then belts were in fashion, as they are periodically without the slightest reason,--and she thought that perhaps she would not wear one at all, and she asked Matilde's opinion.
Many such priests there be among women;--for to this silent ministry their nature calls them, endowed, as it is, with fineness of fibre, and a subtile keenness of perception outrunning slow-footed reason;--and she of whom we write was one of these.
But the self-evidence of the great Truth, as a universal of the reason,--as the reason itself--as a light which revealed itself by its own essence as light--this they had not had vouchsafed to them.
I say, I talk with trees for this reason,--because their wisdom is so much greater than that of my ordinary acquaintances,--and further, (to put the major after the minor premise,) because they are virtually living beings, endowed with instinct, feeling, reason, and display every essential attribute of sentient creatures,--in fact, because they have souls as well as men, only they are clothed in vegetable flesh.
As long as negation halted before that minimum of religious truth which is in some way accessible to reason,--before belief in God and in immortality; as long as the principles and methods of proof by which "natural theology" reached its conclusion were admitted even by those who denied those conclusions, an apologetic such as we are speaking of had an undoubted practical value--not indeed as sufficing to bring conviction to the unwilling or ill-disposed, not as a cause of faith, but as removing an obstacle which existed in the supposed incompatibility of revealed truth with these same rational principles and processes.
Be reason'ble, Joe."
Most admirable Philosophy and Reason!--But do these Sylphs and Nymphs appear in Shapes?
Marry, well rememb'red; I reason'd with a Frenchman yesterday, Who told me, in the narrow seas that part The French and English, there miscarried A vessel of our country richly fraught.
Strange to say, the preacher received but one blow, and then he reasoned the case out with the agitator, and the man undertook to quiet his companions.
Each and every thought-process of the scientific reasoner is metaphysical.
If he is one, too, who is accustomed to look into himself,--not as a reasoner,--but with an abiding faith in his nature,--we shall, perhaps, hear him reply,--Experience, it is true, has often brought me disappointment; yet I cannot distrust those dreams, as you call them, bitterly as I have felt their passing off; for I feel the truth of the source whence they come.
I have been informed by a letter from one of the universities, that among the youth from whom the next swarm of reasoners is to learn philosophy, and the next flight of beauties to hear elegies and sonnets, there are many, who, instead of endeavouring by books and meditation to form their own opinions, content themselves with the secondary knowledge, which a convenient bench in a coffee-house can supply; and without any examination or distinction, adopt the criticisms and remarks, which happen to drop from those who have risen, by merit or fortune, to reputation and authority.
We need scarcely request the reader to bear in mind, that Barrow was a mathematician, and one of the most severe of reasoners.--ED.
The unqualified affirmative judgment rendered by the two Boston reviewers--evidently able and practised reasoners--"must give us pause."
REASONERS.--They are named such who never conclude any thing, and make whatever they hear a matter of argument and dispute whether it be so, with perpetual contradiction, 232.
"O Marco mine," I said, "thou reasonest well; And now discern I why the sons of Levi Have been excluded from the heritage.
When she is on the pinnacle, shee talketh and reasoneth with the people, recommending vnto them her children and kindred.
We distrust reason,--that is, what you call reason,--for reason can twist anything, and pervert it; but what the Church says, is true,--its collective intelligence is our supreme law thus putting papal dogmas above reason, above the literal and plain declarations of Scripture.
"No," replied Watson gloomily, "and for a good reason,--he is not in town.
"If I thought that I could make you happy,--if I should speak from my heart, and not my reason,--I am but a weak woman,--yet if I can be to you--What can I say?"
'Edoardo, Edoardo!--there was no reason!--I have written to you!
I thought the wind blew too hard,--seems to me that was the reason,--I'm sure there must have been a reason, for I had a voice of my own in those days, and had led the choir perpetual for five years.
Mahstah Majah, maght happen lahk he'd ack mo' reasonin' ef yo' was t' have a good long talk with him."
Why, to make the conclusions which he would establish and commend, clear in the light of reason;--in other words, to evince that they are reasonable.
If it is true that the moral order of the universe is one and unchanging, then what is right for a man is right for a nation of men, and what is wrong for a man is wrong for a nation; and no fallacious reasoning should be allowed to blind us to that basic truth.