I was so conscious of having passed through scenes of which they could have no knowledge, and of having acquired experiences foreign to my age, appearance, and condition as one of them, that I half believed it was an imposture to come there as an ordinary little schoolboy.
The man relates his experience to the Society as follows: "One Sunday night in November, 1881, I was in Kildare Gardens, when I willed very strongly that I would visit in the spirit two lady friends, the Misses X., who were living three miles off, in Hogarth Road.
I had gained a new painful experience; the Count could, it was evident, handle the earth-boxes himself.
Van Helsing had not intended to recall her frightful experience.
Time, naturally, in such cases makes a great difference, and if a man were to describe his experiences shortly after their uncomfortable occurrence he would possibly remember them better than he would later on.
According to the latter, especially, we may think that we have undergone some experience that really belongs to some ancestor.
It is all so wild, and mysterious, and strange that if I had not known Jonathan's experience in Transylvania I could not have believed.
For a preface to the songbook I recounted my first outstanding experience with the receptivity of Westerners to the quaintly devotional airs of the East.
As Hume says, “Whenever we have reason to trust earlier experiences and to take them as standards of judgment of future experiences, these reasons may have probability.”
I will tell you my experiences--all about myself--all!"
‘And you can hardly think,’ said Mr. Spenlow, ‘having experience of what we see, in the Commons here, every day, of the various unaccountable and negligent proceedings of men, in respect of their testamentary arrangements—of all subjects, the one on which perhaps the strangest revelations of human inconsistency are to be met with—but that mine are made?’
Mina took a growing interest in everything and I was rejoiced to see that the exigency of affairs was helping her to forget for a time the terrible experience of the night.
I thanked Kashi Moni for sharing with me her wondrous experiences.
Of course, man also gets a few of these, but he has other and more valuable opportunities of getting them, while woman, who has not his position in the midst of life, must gather her experiences where she may.
He’s got the experiences of thousands of his people, Miranda.
Dr. Ernest Hart gives an experience of his own which carries with it its own warning.
Another physician, Dr.Schmeisser, confirms this experience.
It is by virtue of this parallel development that language has its function of expressing experience with exactness, and the poet -- to whom language is an instrument of art -- has to employ it also with a constant reference to meaning and veracity; that is, he must be a master of experience before he can become a true master of words.
I can bring my professional experience to bear on this document, just as I should bring it to bear on any other.
V. A Nightmare and a Cataclysm1And now swiftly followed that hideous experience which has left its indelible mark of fear on the soul of Marinus Bicknell Willett, and has added a decade to the visible age of one whose youth was even then far behind.