But from passages like the first we may be permitted to infer that Massinger was unconscious of trying to develop a different kind of character from any that Marlowe or Jonson had invented. Some day an industrious student of library economy will tabulate these things that are independent of local conditions, or so nearly so…

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Pietro Aldobrandini, a monk of Vallombrosa, urged by his superior, the holy S. Benedict.[1088] Stories such as this are by no means uncommon, and are not without interest as a portion of the armory by which the clergy defended themselves against their unquiet neighbors. The clearness or dimness of the perception will depend upon the…

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This was a very crude attempt, but possibly we ought to be able to say just how many dollars ought to support a library in a building of specified size with so many books, and a circulation of so many per year. Taste, in the same manner, is originally approved of, not as useful, but…

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The names _u Qux cho, Qux palo_, mean “the Heart of the Lake, the Heart of the Sea.” To them may be added _u Qux_ _cah_, “the Heart of the Sky,” and _u Qux uleu_, “the Heart of the Earth,” found elsewhere in the _Popol Vuh_, and applied to divinity. If to speak of these…

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These languages also offer an entertaining field to the psychologist. I am encouraged to maintain this by the recent example of the erudite Dr. The example of the Basque in a pure white nation in Western Europe warns us that there are exceptions which, though they may find a historic explanation, forbid us all dogmatic…

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But to return to the question, and say no more about this ‘_talking potato_’[13]—I do not think that, except in circumstances of peculiar aggravation, or of extraordinary ill-temper and moroseness of disposition, any one who has a thorough feeling of excellence has a delight in gainsaying it. What is to be insisted upon is that…

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Even among the Romans, the {253} fashion seems not to have been established in the early and, what are called, the virtuous ages of the republic. In the presence of forty thousand men all eagerly awaiting the result, Peter, bearing the object in dispute, and clothed only in a tunic, boldly rushed through the flames,…

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Legalized marijuana should not be. I leave somebody else to answer that question. In such a case, the request should be readily attended to, as being not merely unobjectionable, but likely to have a beneficial influence. This is precisely the spirit which animates his appreciation of the Elizabethans and of Walter Scott; which guides him…

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With regard to this Law of Suggestion it is well to remember that, while the subjective mind is invariably and constantly swayed by suggestion, and is capable of offering no resistance except that which has been communicated to it by the objective mind, or which is inherent in its nature, the objective mind, on the…

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We are eager to assist them in completing a system of happiness that approaches so near to perfection; and we desire to serve them for their own sake, without any recompense but the vanity or the honour of obliging them. Even though they should occur to him, they would by no means have the same…

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