I have only endeavour’d to reduce the Sexes to a Level, and by Arguments to raise Ours to an Equallity at most with the Men: But your Highness by Illustrious Example daily convinces the World of our Superiority, and we see with wonder, Vertues in you, Madam, greater than your Birth. Yet the whole meeting…

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All is right in that respect. But if there is not a specific faculty and organ for every act of the mind and object in nature, then Dr. It is not merely the fashion among philosophers—the poets also have got into a way of scouting individuality as beneath the sublimity of their pretensions, and the…

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This is true whether the aggregate be simply a body of spectators in a theater, mutually related only by the fact of their common presence in the place, or an association, or the members of a municipal community. It is not defined by the word “satire.” Jonson poses as a satirist. Robertson believes to be…

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_S._ It appears, then, that there are two standards of value and modes of appreciation in human life, the one practical, the other ideal,—that that which is of the greatest moment to the Understanding is often of little or none at all to the Fancy, and _vice versa_. What he really wanted was invention: he…

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It will be evident that all this laughter of inferiors at superiors, whether these are so really or merely in their own opinion, must, so far as it has got home, have had a valuable corrective function. Beneficence is always free, it cannot be extorted by force, the mere {71} want of it exposes to…

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They excite all those sentiments for which we have by nature the strongest desire; the love, the gratitude, the admiration of mankind. {173} Darwin adds that a similar movement or quiver of the jaws may be observed in a man when he laughs heartily, though with us the muscles of the chest rather than those…

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No corporeal substance is ever exactly the {398} same, either in whole or in any assignable part, during two successive, moments, but by the perpetual addition of new parts, as well as loss of old ones, is in continual flux and succession. A lingering remnant of it may perhaps be detected in the trial of…

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In the greater part of Greek authors, these two sets of words, like all others which are nearly synonymous, are frequently confounded, and used promiscuously. There is no place where the line may be drawn between “live” and “dead” cards. ‘_Nice_ customs curtesy to great kings.’ I could not recollect the word _nice_: I tried…

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I shall, however, state so much of the case now, as will be sufficient to show, that there is not only a critical period of the disease, when judicious medical and intellectual attention arrests and prevents its transition into another and equally dangerous form of over-excitation, so dangerous, that if allowed to take its course,…

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Essay on plantation of trees

This rough rendering has been put into metrical form as follows: A MODERN AZTEC LOVE-SONG. The subjects are almost always perfectly innocent. If in a long series of drawings, from a basket containing an equal number of black and white marbles, we draw chiefly black, we recognize at once the fact that some cause, distinct…

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