Now the truth which Mr. Darwin perceived and promulgated as "the law of the succession of types" is, that, in all these provinces, the animals found in Pliocene or later deposits are closely affined to those which now inhabit the same provinces; and that, conversely, the forms characteristic of other provinces are absent.
At the command front, given when the ranks are aligned, each man turns his head and eyes to the front and drops his left hand by his side.
A reason," said he, "so politely put, I was glad to hear assigned; and if I had thought it a weak one, they who know me will readily believe that I am the last man in the world who would have attempted to controvert it."
An aura of self-satisfaction enveloping her, Miss Jevne disappeared behind the rose-garlanded portals of the new cream-and-mauve French section.
But passing this, as from our tale apart, Dame Partlet was the sovereign of his heart: Ardent in love, outrageous in his play, He feather'd her a hundred times a day: 70 And she, that was not only passing fair, But was with all discreet, and debonair, Resolved the passive doctrine to fulfil, Though loth; and let him work his wicked will: At board and bed was affable and kind, According as their marriage vow did bind, And as the Church's precept had enjoin'd.
Since, therefore, it is unavoidable to the greatest part of men, if not all, to have several OPINIONS, without certain and indubitable proofs of their truth; and it carries too great an imputation of ignorance, lightness, or folly for men to quit and renounce their former tenets presently upon the offer of an argument which they cannot immediately answer, and show the insufficiency of: it would, methinks, become all men to maintain peace, and the common offices of humanity, and friendship, in the diversity of opinions; since we cannot reasonably expect that any one should readily and obsequiously quit his own opinion, and embrace ours, with a blind resignation to an authority which the understanding of man acknowledges not.
We love ourselves in our relatives, in our friends, further still, in our country, finally, in humanity, so that self-love and social love coincide, and we are impelled to virtue by the combined motives of interest and duty.
The self-rage that is felt on missing some particularly fortunate chance is not confined to human beings alone.
Far be it from me to trample on the name of one whom retributive justice has consigned to the dust, but the cruelty of Napoleon towards this magnanimous prince, and his final barbarity in consigning him to a damp dungeon in a fastness amongst the Alps, where he perished in exile from his subjects and family after ten months' miserable endurance of the hardships wrongfully imposed on him, almost causes a feeling of exultation at the downfall of a despot, who, aiming at the sovereignty of the world, scrupled not to sacrifice virtue and good faith at the shrine of ambition.
We found them prepared to celebrate the mass, and they all communicated; but I declined this, having already drank, and the sacrament should always be received lasting.
Far beyond these, in full blue outline, are defined the round knobs of the Boulder mountains, stretching away and imperceptibly commingling with the distant horizon.
But this gladiator has dared to put in writing that he had designed the murder of his father and of his uncle.
There were four of us in the second cabin; we dined alone, and had a mulatto servant to attend upon us.
The blueness of the fingers that offered him the paper was alone sufficient to make him disinclined to remove his hands from his pockets even for an instant.
SEE Elkind, Henry Byron, ed.
A terrible thought assailed her now and then, like an ugly spectre that would not be laid--that if Peter had died of his wound--if he had fallen as so many of his comrades had fallen, in the war--he would have been a hero for all time; a glorious memory, safely enshrined and enthroned above all these miserable petty doubts and disappointments.
And more he said, but not in mind I have it; Because mine eye had altogether drawn me Tow'rds the high tower with the red-flaming summit, Where in a moment saw I swift uprisen The three infernal Furies stained with blood, Who had the limbs of women and their mien, And with the greenest hydras were begirt; Small serpents and cerastes were their tresses, Wherewith their horrid temples were entwined.
He must get back to the lagoon as soon as possible, but he needed food and wanted to find out if Alvarez had escaped.
He was convicted, fined, and imprisoned, and his punishment deterred others from following his example.
Therefore come forth, thou bottle of affection; I create thee my companion, and thou, cup, shalt be my freind.
Some of the estates plant and cultivate their own fields, and grind the cane in their own mills.
I immediately perceived, to my great joy, that his hind quarters were paralyzed and useless, and that all danger was out of the question.
I have nothing to say against debating societies: perhaps it was my own fault that whenever I belonged to one as a young man, I found them inclined to make me conceited, dictatorial, hasty in my judgments, trying to state a case before I had investigated it, to teach others before I had taught myself, to make a fine speech, not to find out the truth; till in, I think, a wise moment for me, I vowed at twenty never to set foot in one again, and kept my vow.
If it be a serious play, in which character and action are very closely intertwined, any pause or break in the conjoint development is to be avoided.
At night when she spread his humble pallet, though he knew not prayer, nor could comprehend the solemnities of worship, he prostrated himself at her feet, and as he kissed them, mumbled a kind of mental orison, as if in fond and holy devotion.
Now, as he wandered on and turned down another lane to the woods, the tints grew deeper; his eyes, bent inward, saw all the world in the color of his thought; he would have affirmed that the bare brown banks were lined in deep-toned indigo flower-bells whose fragrance rose visible above them or curled from stem to stem, and that the hollows in which the path hid itself at last were of the same soft gloom.
I cannot tell how many times Muff was called "a nasty cat," "a tiresome cat," "a vicious cat," and little Edith's heart was full, for she did not believe any evil of her favourite; and to hear her so maligned, seemed like a personal insult; but she bore it patiently.
'John, would you mind staying a few moments with me?'
He was to bring to the King each year, in token of homage, two Indian arrowheads, and pay as rent one fifth of all the gold and silver mined.
The prelude was only an induction to the 'song,'--which was eventually poured forth in the Lamia volume, and especially (as our poet opined) in Hyperion.
As I lit my pipe after this satisfactory arrangement, the roar of the mighty Montmorency, whirling down its turbulent perpendicular flood behind a half-drawn curtain of green and azure ice, sounded like exquisite music to my ears, and I looked towards Quebec and blinked at its fire-flashing tin spires and house-tops burning through the coppery morning fog, until my mind's eye became telescopic, and my thoughts, unsentimental though I be, reverted to civilized society and its agrements, and particularly to a certain steep-roofed cottage situated on a suburban road, in the boudoirs of which I liked to imagine one pined for my return.
St. John, who reclined on the bosom of our Saviour, and to whose charge Jesus recommended his mother.
The 'line of control' may have to be redefined before newspapers become like the souvenirs issued at various social events -- comprising almost entirely of advertisements.
We have redesigned it so that it takes only a few chips of wood to light it and then continues to give great heat with blubber alone.
I grieve to be outdone by Gay In my own humorous biting way; Arbuthnot is no more my friend Who dares to irony pretend, Which I was born to introduce; Refined it first, and showed its use."
I shall ne'er remind him.
While this was being done the Indian glanced several times at his bow, which lay a few feet away, where it had fallen when the dog caught him; but Crusoe seemed to understand him, for he favoured him with such an additional display of teeth, and such a low--apparently distant, almost, we might say, subterranean --rumble, that he resigned himself to his fate.
Five years ago he swept the snow, Or the mud, or the dust or the leaves that blow, Or stood at the corner "dossing"; Picking up rubbish and dangerous rind That careless people had left behind, He swept the crossing.
31:24 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence; 31:25 If I rejoice because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much; 31:26 If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness; 31:27 And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand: 31:28 This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.
I was opposed to the Treaty, but signed it and favored its ratification.
About the cooking-fire, greatly improved with stones from the shore, we built a high stockade consisting of upright poles thickly twined with branches, the roof lined with moss and lichen and weighted with rocks, and round the interior we made low wooden seats so that we could lie round the fire even in rain and eat our meals in peace.
Untir -ed, unfet -tered, unwatched, unconfined, Be my spir -it like thee, in the world of the mind; No lean -ing for earth, e'er to wea -ry its flight, And fresh as thy pin -ions in re -gions of light."
But the Britain and Russia and France she fights are lands full of the spirit of undefined novelty.
221, n. 3; Essay on Vicissitude, v. 117, n. 4; healthy old man like a tower undermined, iv.
The King says it is unkind in those about him to urge him to sign, as they know how distressing it is to him.
This accounted in a way for the effect of freedom in any fortune about him for which I already liked him, and perhaps partly for the look of unembarrassed inquiry and experiment which sat so lightly in his unlined face.
Yet still he fills affection's eye, Obscurely wise, and coarsely kind; Nor, letter'd arrogance, deny Thy praise to merit unrefined.
At this moment Farron's own stenographer, Chandler, approached him with an unsigned letter in his hand.
I guess that's one reason why I haven't been away; I haven't had life enough to want to unwind red tape."