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No," he said; "I would point out the fact that if, as Pripasov directly asserts, perception is based on sensation, then we are bound to distinguish sharply between these two conceptions.
Several changes of day and night passed, and the orb of night had greatly lessened, when I began to distinguish my sensations from each other.
My sensations had by this time become distinct, and my mind received every day additional ideas.
Sensations are subject to both kinds of laws, and are therefore truly "neutral" in Holt's sense.
I leave on one side for the present the question whether pure sensation is to be regarded as a form of consciousness: what I am speaking of now is perception, where, according to conventional psychology, we go beyond the sensation to the "thing" which it represents.
The whole recollection of that time of my life has such a peculiar quality that the beginning and the end of it are merged in one sensation of profound emotion, continuous and overpowering, containing the extremes of exultation, full of careless joy and of an invincible sadness - like a day-dream.
He got in without a moment's hesitation, his friendly glance took me in from head to foot and (such was his peculiar gift) gave me a pleasurable sensation.
The unpleasant sensations of the start were less poignant now.
I seemed to reel; I felt a nightmare sensation of falling; and, looking round, I saw the laboratory exactly as before.
Perhaps, to let the human down a trifle from such disgraceful identity of the highest life-attributes, it would be well to admit that Michael's sensations were not quite so poignant, say in the matter of a needle-thrust through his foot as compared with a needle-thrust through the palm of a hand.
The sensations that I could trace to herself and to me, the unacknowledged sensations that we were feeling in common, were not these.
Scarcely once did I recall what she had lately said to me, or the reason why I had left her, or all those varied sensations which I had been experiencing a bare hour and a half ago.