Yet there, too, we find, that character has its problems to solve.—Meredith. We know, that, in the individual man, consciousness grows.—Huxley. And it is said, that, on a visitor once asking to see his library, Descartes led him...—Huxley. The general opinion however was, that, if Bute had been early practised in debate, he might have become an impressive speaker.—Macaulay.
The book ... had merits due to the author's indifference, whether he showed bad taste or not, provided he got nearer to the impression he wished to convey.—Speaker.
Philosophers assert, that Nature is unlimited in her operations, that she has inexhaustible treasures in reserve, that...'
(a) Add to all this that he died in his thirty-seventh year: and then ask, if it be strange that his poems are imperfect?—Carlyle.
and then ask if it be strange that his poems are imperfect.
and then ask, Is it strange that his poems are imperfect? (b) It may be asked can further depreciation be afforded.—Times.
It may be asked, Can further depreciation be afforded? It may be asked whether further depreciation can be afforded.
So poor Byron was dethroned, as I had prophesied he would be, though I had little idea that his humiliation, would be brought about by one, whose sole strength consists in setting people to sleep.—Borrow. He was, moreover, not an unkind man; but the crew of the Bounty, mutinied against him, and set him half naked in an open boat.—Borrow.
Depreciation of him, fetched up at a stroke the glittering armies of her enthusiasm.—Meredith. Opposition to him, was comparable to the stand of blocks of timber before a flame.—Meredith.
Such women as you, are seldom troubled with remorse.—Corelli.
The thick foliage of the branching oaks and elms in my grounds afforded grateful shade and repose to the tired body, while the tranquil loveliness of the woodland and meadow scenery, comforted and soothed the equally tired mind.—Corelli. With them came young boys and little children, while on either side, maidens white-veiled and rose-wreathed, paced demurely, swinging silver censers to and fro.—Corelli. Swift's view of human nature, is too black to admit of any hopes of their millennium.—L. Stephen.
To see so many thousand wretches burdening the earth when such as her die, makes me think God did never intend life for a blessing.—Swift. An order of the day expressing sympathy with the families of the victims and confidence in the Government, was adopted.—Times. The famous researches of Schwann and Schleiden in 1837 and the following years, founded the modern science of histology.—Huxley.
The same quickness of sympathy which had served him well in his work among the East End poor, enabled him to pour feeling into the figures of a bygone age.—Bryce. One of its agents is our will, but that which expresses itself in our will, is stronger than our will.—Emerson. The very interesting class of objects to which these belong, do not differ from the rest of the material universe.—Balfour. And thus, the great men who were identified with the war, began slowly to edge over to the party...—L. Stephen. In becoming a merchant-gild the body of citizens who formed the 'town', enlarged their powers of civic legislation.—J. R. Green.
De Maistre was never more clear-sighted than when he made a vigorous and deliberate onslaught upon Bacon, the centre of his movement against revolutionary principles.—Morley. In saying that the Encyclopaedists began a political work, what is meant is that they drew into the light of new ideas, groups of institutions, usages, and arrangements which affected the well-being of France, as closely as nutrition affected the health and strength of an individual Frenchman.—Morley.
Sir E. Seymour, having replied for the Navy, the Duke of Connaught, in replying for the Army, said...—Times. Thus got, having been by custom poorly substituted for gat, so that we say He got away, instead of He gat away, many persons abbreviate gotten into got, saying He had got, for He had gotten.—R. G. White. The garrison, having been driven from the outer line of defences on July 30, Admiral Witoft considered it high time to make a sortie.—Times. But that didn't last long; for Dr. Blimber, happening to change the position of his tight plump legs, as if he were going to get up, Toots swiftly vanished.—Dickens.
The man, who thinketh in his heart and hath the power straightway (very straightway) to go and do it, is not so common in any country.—Crockett. Now everyone must do after his kind, be he asp or angel, and these must. The question, which a wise man and a student of modern history will ask, is, what that kind is.—Emerson. Those, who are urging with most ardour what are called the greatest benefits of mankind, are narrow, self-pleasing, conceited men.—Emerson. A reminder is being sent to all absent members of the Nationalist party that their attendance at Westminster is urgently required next week when the Budget will be taken on Monday.—Times. The Marshall Islands will pass from the control of the Jaluit Company under that of the German colonial authorities who will bear the cost of administration and will therefore collect all taxes.—Times. The causes of this popularity are, no doubt, in part, the extreme simplicity of the reasoning on which the theory rests, in part its extreme plausibility, in part, perhaps, the nature of the result which is commonly thought to be speculatively interesting without being practically inconvenient.—Balfour. Naval critics ... are showing signs of weariness which even the reported appearance of Admiral Nebogatoff in the Malacca Strait is unable to remove.—Times.
But with their triumph over the revolt, Cranmer and his colleagues advanced yet more boldly.—J. R. Green.
His health gave way, and at the age of fifty-six, he died prematurely in harness at Quetta.—Times. If mankind was in the condition of believing nothing, and without a bias in any particular direction, was merely on the look-out for some legitimate creed, it would not, I conceive, be possible...—Balfour. The party then, consisted of a man and his wife, of his mother-in-law and his sister.—F. M. Crawford. These men in their honorary capacity, already have sufficient work to perform.—Guernsey Evening Press.
It is not strange that the sentiment of loyalty should, from the day of his accession have begun to revive.—Macaulay. Was it possible that having loved she should not so rejoice, or that, rejoicing she should not be proud of her love?—Trollope. I venture to suggest that, had Lord Hugh himself been better informed in the matter he would scarcely have placed himself...—Times. The necessary consequence being that the law, to uphold the restraints of which such unusual devices are employed is in practice destitute of the customary sanctions.—Times. The view held ... is that, owing to the constant absence of the Commander-in-Chief on tour it is necessary that...—Times. The master of the house, to whom, as in duty bound I communicated my intention...—Borrow. After this victory, Hunyadi, with his army entered Belgrade, to the great joy of the Magyars.—Borrow. M. Kossuth declares that, until the King calls on the majority to take office with its own programme chaos will prevail.—Times. A love-affair, to be conducted with spirit and enterprise should always bristle with opposition and difficulty.—Corelli. And that she should force me, by the magic of her pen to mentally acknowledge..., albeit with wrath and shame, my own inferiority!—Corelli. She is a hard-working woman dependant on her literary success for a livelihood, and you, rolling in wealth do your best to deprive her of the means of existence.—Corelli. Although three trainings of the local militia have been conducted under the new regime, Alderney, despite the fact that it is a portion of the same military command has not as yet been affected.—Guernsey Evening Press.
Where, do you imagine, she would lay it?—Meredith.
Whence, it would appear, that he considers that all deliverances of consciousness are original judgments.—Balfour. Hence, he reflected, that if he could but use his literary instinct to feed some commercial undertaking, he might gain a considerable...—Hutton. But, depend upon it, that no Eastern difficulty needs our intervention so seriously as...—Huxley. And yet, it has been often said, that the party issues were hopelessly confused.—L. Stephen.
And to things of great dimensions, if we annex an adventitious idea of terror, they become without comparison greater.—Burke. Any of which peccadilloes, if Miss Sharp discovered, she did not tell them to Lady Crawley.—Thackeray.
All true science begins with empiricism—though all true science is such exactly, in so far as it strives to pass out of the empirical stage.—Huxley.
This, they for the most part, throw away as worthless.—Corelli.
And the second is, that for the purpose of attaining culture, an exclusively scientific education is at least as effectual as...—Huxley. But the full discussion which followed over the various claims showed, that while exacting to the full what he believed to be his right, Edward desired to do justice to the country.—J. R. Green. The one difference between these gilds in country and town was, that in the latter case, from their close local neighbourhood, they tended to coalesce.—J. R. Green. It follows directly from this definition, that however restricted the range of possible knowledge may be, philosophy can never be excluded from it.—Balfour. But the difficulty here, as it seems to me, is, that if you start from your idea of evolution, these assumptions are...—Balfour. He begged me to give over all unlawful pursuits, saying, that if persisted in, they were sure of bringing a person to destruction.—Borrow.
a. Industry, honesty, and temperance, are essential to happiness.—B. b. Let us freely drink in the soul of love and beauty and wisdom, from all nature and art and history.—B. c. Plain honest truth wants no colouring.—B. d. Many states are in alliance with, and under the protection of France.—B.
But those that remain, the women, the youths, the children, and the elders, work all the harder.—Times. Japanese advisers are now attached to the departments of the Household, War, Finance, Education, and Police.—Times. An American, whose patience, tact, and ability in reconciling conflicting interests have won the praise of all nationalities.—Times.
The orange and the lemon, the olive and the walnut elbow each other for a footing in the fat dark earth.—F. M. Crawford.
He kept manoeuvring upon Neipperg, who counter-manoeuvred with vigilance, good judgment, and would not come to action.—Carlyle. Moltke had recruited, trained, and knew by heart all the men under him.—Times. Hence loss of time, of money, and sore trial of patience.—R. G. White.
Neither the Court, nor society, nor Parliament, nor the older men in the Army have yet recognized the fundamental truth that...—Times. A subordinate whose past conduct in the post he fills, and whose known political sympathies make him wholly unfitted, however loyal his intentions may be, to give that...—Times. But there are uninstructed ears on whom the constant abuse, and imputation of low motives may fall, with a mischievous and misleading effect.—Times.
His eloquence was the main, one might almost say the sole, source of his influence.—Bryce. To dazzle people more, he learned or pretended to learn, the Spanish language.—Bagehot. ...apart from philosophical and sometimes from theological, theories.—Balfour.
Many states are in alliance with and under the protection of France. His eloquence was the main, one might almost say the sole source of his influence. To dazzle people more, he learned or pretended to learn the Spanish language. ...apart from philosophical, and sometimes from theological theories.
He was born, in, or near, London, on December 24th, 1900.
If I have the queer ways you accuse me of, that is because but I should have thought a man of your perspicacity might have been expected to see that it was also why I live in a hermitage all by myself.
No peace at night he enjoys, for he lays awake.—Guernsey Advertiser. Now accepted, nominal Christendom believes this, and strives to attain unto it, then why the inconsistency of creed and deed?—Daily Telegraph. But who is responsible to Government for the efficiency of the Army? The Commander-in-Chief and no one else, nor has anyone questioned the fact, for it is patent.—Times. But even on this theory the formula above stated holds good, for such systems, so far from being self-contained (as it were) and sufficient evidence for themselves, are really...—Balfour. Some banks on the Nevsky Prospect are having iron shutters fitted, otherwise there is nothing apparently to justify General Trepoff's proclamation.—Times. Everybody knows where his own shoe pinches, and, if people find drawbacks in the places they inhabit, they must also find advantages, otherwise they would not be there.—Times. We have suffered many things at the hands of the Russian Navy during the war, nevertheless the news that Admiral Rozhdestvensky ... will send a thrill of admiration...—Times. I think that on the whole we may be thankful for the architectural merits of the Gaiety block, it has breadth and dignity of design and groups well on the angular site.—Times.
When the Motor Cars Act was before the House it was suggested that these authorities should be given the right to make recommendations to the central authorities and that right was conceded.—Times.
One view called me to another; one hill to its fellow, half across the county, and since I could answer at no more trouble than the snapping forward of a lever, I let the county flow under my wheels.—Kipling. Nay, do not the elements of all human virtues and all human vices; the passions at once of a Borgia and of a Luther, lie written, in stronger or fainter lines, in the consciousness of every individual bosom?—Carlyle.
Mr. Loomis denies all three categorically. He denies that the Asphalt Company paid him £2,000 or any other sum; denies that he purchased a claim against the Venezuelan Government and then used his influence when Minister at Caracas to collect the claim; denies that he agreed with Mr. Meyers or anybody else to use his influence for money.—Times.
My friend! this conduct amazes me!—B.
What a piece of work is man!—B.
Entomb'd within this vault a lawyer lies Who, Fame assureth us, was just and wise!—B.
The unfortunate commander was in the situation of some bold, high-mettled cavalier, rushing to battle on a warhorse whose tottering joints threaten to give way at every step, and leave his rider to the mercy of his enemies!—Prescott. The road now struck into the heart of a mountain region, where woods, precipices, and ravines were mingled together in a sort of chaotic confusion, with here and there a green and sheltered valley, glittering like an island of verdure amidst the wild breakers of a troubled ocean!—Prescott.
Fortunate man!—who would not envy you! Love!—who would, who could exist without it—save me!—Corelli. What wonder that the most docile of Russians should be crying out 'how long'!—Times.
a. In that interval what had I not lost!—Lamb. b. And what will not the discontinuance cost me!—Richardson. c. A streak of blue below the hanging alders is certainly a characteristic introduction to the kingfisher. How many people first see him so?—Times. d. Does the reading of history make us fatalists? What courage does not the opposite opinion show!—Emerson. e. What economy of life and money, he exclaims, would not have been spared the empire of the Tsars had it not rendered war certain by devoting itself so largely to the works of peace.—Times. f. How many, who think no otherwise than the young painter, have we not heard disbursing secondhand hyperboles?—Stevenson.
Question: What amount had I lost? Exclamation: What an amount I had lost!
Question: In that interval, what (amount) had I lost? Exclamation: In that interval, what (an amount) had I lost!
Under these circumstances, it would be interesting to ascertain the exact position of landlords whose tenants decline to pay rent, and whose only asset (!) from their property is the income-tax now claimed.—Times.
Why be scheming? Victor asked.—Meredith. What will Japan do? is thought the most pressing question of all.—Times. (What Japan will do is thought, &c.) What next? is the next question which the American Press discusses.—Times. ('What next?' is, &c. Or, What will come next is, &c.)
Can it be that the Government will still persist in continuing the now hopeless struggle is the question on every lip?—Times. Men are disenchanted. They have got what they wanted in the days of their youth, yet what of it, they ask?—Morley. Yet we remember seeing l'Abbé Constantin some sixteen years ago or more at the Royalty, with that fine old actor Lafontaine in the principal part, and seeing it with lively interest. Was it distinctly 'dates', for nothing wears so badly as the namby-pamby?—Times.
The Rector, lineal representative of the ancient monarchs of the University, though now, little more than a 'king of shreds and patches.'—Huxley.