The men--at least those of high position and great prospects--had no scruple in offering a married woman that homage which might have entailed their own domestic subjugation if laid at a spinster's feet; and the women--all except the very smartest ladies (who liked her for her utter fearlessness and sang-froid as well as for her own sake)--thought it a fine thing to be on intimate terms with "Maud Bearwarden," as they loved to call her, and being much afraid of her, made up to her with the sweet facility and sincerity of their sex.
There are topics which cannot be discussed with the square precision of legal rules,--thoughts that require sympathy before they can be expressed."
By Solomon Secondthought.
A.--First part, or Mental Soprano,--thought follows a woman talking.
"I thought--" she began.
O let me think!--Thought too is wilder'd here."
That's quite right--take a snapshot at it without my permission----" "I--I thought----" "Quite right, my boy; I intend you shall know all about it.
nightly,-- motherly,-- breadth,-- buy,-- hot,-- fall,-- thought,-- sleeplessness,-- fatherly,-- yearly,-- outer,-- depth,-- womanly,-- speech,-- <LIST K> Discriminate between the members of each of the following pairs, and frame sentences to illustrate the correct use of the two words.
Shakespeare takes up this thought:-- "Cromwell, I charge thee, fling away ambition.
How many a poor soul would be lying--Ah, blessed thought!-- in Abraham's bosom; who must now toil on still in this vale of tears!--Pardon this pathetic dew--I cannot but feel as a Churchman.
It is entitled "Good thought":-- "A circumstance which tends to confuse, in fairly ascertaining priority of invention, is that a subsequent state of knowledge is confounded in the general mind with the state of knowledge when the invention is first announced as successful.
Do you remember the woman that was found dead in the clough, when I was a boy, that the gipsies murdered, it was thought,--a cruel-looking woman?"
Thought?--a glorious deed Needs none.
We see the world through his eyes; he has taught us how to think; the freedom of soul, the strong sense, the grasp of thought,--above all, the honor, the faith, the love,--who has imparted such noble ideas of these things as he?
Cosme hoped that the girl would glance at him for help, he had his long steel muscles braced; but, after a moment's thought--"And she can think.
This filled me with fear, and I resolved to go, or rather to escape, the next day to Vienna; firstly, because I dreaded meeting Aniela, secondly, because I wanted to see Doctor Chwastowski; and finally, I thought,--and God knows how bitter is the thought,--to relieve her of my presence for a few days and give her rest.
Hurry down, and I'll leave the vases here, in among the furniture; or shall I take back two of them to show that they were our first thought?--And oh!
They thought me very singular; and with reason: but as I liked them not so very well as to forego my own choice in compliment to them, I was the less concerned for what they thought.--And still the less, as Mr. Lovelace had put me very much out of humour with him.
I tracked him, but I never thought"--and I just couldn't say any more.
Shall it be mentioned only as an uncompleted something else,--as an abortive effort of thought,--as a crude melange of elements that have not been purified and fused together in the focus of the mind?
It delivers words from the lips, not mutilated, distorted, or corrupted, but as the acknowledged sterling currency of thought;--"as beautiful coins newly issued from the mint, deeply and accurately impressed, perfectly finished, neatly struck by the proper organs, distinct, sharp, in due succession, and of due weight.
The man answered before he thought--"But I don't like people to read my books."
There is a petty lawyer's fluency, which is sufficiently impressive to him who is devoid of that talent, though it be, in so many cases, nothing more than a facility of expressing with accuracy and speed what everybody thinks and says more slowly, without new information, or precision of thought,--but the same thing, neither less nor more.
the blackguards!--This is worse than I had thought;--but you can always make a harbour at Clawbonny?"
"No-o," he drawled after a tolerably long pause for thought--"can't say I place the chap you mean, can't seem somehow to think back that far, you know.
She held it up close to me, and her voice penetrated with its meaning all the folds of my thought,--'Chloe's afraid Miss Mary drank her death in here.'
"Well, we kind of thought"--Doc Coffin's eyes slid round to cross an instant the shifty gaze of Peaches Austin--"we thought maybe this stranger dealt a card from the bottom.
The philanthropic idea was not so prominent as men have thought.--Dunn, Indiana, p. 212.
And whan Kyng Alisandre had rad theise lettres, he thoughte that he scholde do gret synne, for to trouble hem: and thanne he sente hem surteez, that thei scholde not ben aferd of him, and that thei scholde kepen hire gode maneres and hire gode pees, as thei hadden used before of custom; and so he let hem allone.
Pure-faced, pure-thoughted, folk are mine With whom to sit and laugh and dine; In every sunlit room is heard Love singing, like an April bird, And everywhere the moonlit eyes Of beauty guard our paradise; While, at the ending of the day, To the kind country gods we pray, And dues of our fair living pay.
Thereafter she let him lie back again while she sought to plan cool-thoughtedly just how she must care for him, just what she could do for him.
Bimeby Cap thought,--'Ef massa come an' ketch him!'--an' put down de pipe an' went to work, and bimeby I smelt mighty queer smell, massa, 'bout de house, made him tink Ol' Nick was come hissef for Ol' Cap, an' I come back into dis yer room an' Massa Reuben's letters from Indy was jist most done burnt up, he cotched 'em in dese yer ol' brack han's, Mass Roger, an' jist whipt 'em up in dat high croset."
His cope was all of Lyncolne clothe so fyne, With a gold button fastened neere his chynne; His autremete was edged with golden twynne, And his shoone pyke a loverds mighte have binne-- Full well it shewn he thoughten coste no sinne; The trammels of the palfrye pleasde his sighte, For the horse-millanare his head with roses dighte.
SECONDE MYNSTRELLE So Adam thoughtenne, whann, ynn Paradyse, All Heavenn and Erthe dyd hommage to hys mynde; Ynn Womman alleyne mannes pleasaunce lyes; As Instrumentes of joie were made the kynde.
sorowe more that wilfull pouerte is lost in rome/ than the richesses of rome/ For by the wilfull pouerte was the renomee of good maners kept entierly/ thus by this richesse pouerte is not only corrupt in thyse dayes ner the cyte ner the maners/ but also the thoughtes of the men ben corrupt by thys couetyse and by felonnye that is worse.
And thou knowest well that thou hast not loste that thynge that is comyn bitwene the and the angellis And for thise causes forsayd the philosopher entended to put away alle pensisnes and thoughtes/ and to thinke only on this playe as shall be said & appere in this book after.
It is an ordinary way of proceeding to calumniate, for men, reflecting upon some bad disposition in themselves (although resulting from their own particular temper, from their bad principles, or from their ill custom), to charge it presently upon others; presuming others to be like themselves: like the wicked person in the psalm, "Thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself."
Raised thus from the region of mere chronicles of human passions, of woman's frailty and man's baseness, and exercising themselves with the political, social, and religious problems of the day, these works of imagination have become, alongside the Press, a powerful factor in the development of modern thought.f CHAPTER VII GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF NORWAY AND SWEDEN Only for the past three years has Norway had an independent political life, and so few changes in local government have so far been made under the new king that it will be profitable, in this chapter, to take up the government and political life as it existed under the united Constitutional Monarchy of Norway and Sweden.
How the Paradise Lost has affected Thought.--Few people realize how profoundly this poem has influenced men's ideas of the hereafter.
It is long since the ground has been broken here," I thought,--"so long!"
He thought and thought,--sober night thoughts,--while the oysters "laid like a log in his stummick" and the coffee seemed to stir his brain to greater activity.
You remember Who said, "Take no thought"--that is, no over-anxious and over-careful thought--"for the morrow; for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself."
here a matchless spirit dwells E'en for that lovely dwelling fit!-- I gaze on her--my bosom swells With feelings, thoughts,----oh!
As he was roasting the meat, he thought,--for he was very tired,--"It is a pity I did not bring one of my young men with me.
The intellectual monk, long accustomed to devout meditations, began to speculate on those subjects which had occupied his thoughts,--on God and His attributes, on the nature and penalty of sin, on redemption, on the Saviour, on the power of the will to resist evil, and other questions that had agitated the early Fathers of the Church.
One remembers always that story of the shoes at Oxford: the rough, seamy-faced, rawboned College Servitor stalking about, in winter-season, with his shoes worn out; how the charitable Gentleman Commoner secretly places a new pair at his door; and the rawboned Servitor, lifting them, looking at them near, with his dim eyes, with what thoughts,--pitches them out of window!
said Nicholas, preparing to resume his walk, then turning back again, "It can't be,"--but adding on second thoughts--"Surely it must be the same man.
Thou thought'st to help me; and such thanks I give As one near death to those that wish him live.