It happened, then, that as with young men love is for the most part nothing more than appetite, which, as its final object is enjoyment, comes to an end on obtaining it, and that which seemed to be love takes to flight, as it cannot pass the limit fixed by nature, which fixes no limit to true love- what I mean is that after Don Fernando had enjoyed this peasant girl his passion subsided and his eagerness cooled, and if at first he feigned
a wish to absent himself in order to cure his love, he was now in reality anxious to go to avoid keeping his promise.
Further, to enable me to cast this variety of subjects somewhat into the shade, and to express my judgment regarding them with greater freedom, without being necessitated to adopt or refute the opinions of the learned, I resolved to leave all the people here to their disputes, and to speak only of what would happen in a new world, if God were now to create somewhere in the imaginary spaces matter sufficient to compose one, and were to agitate variously and confusedly the different parts of this matter, so that there resulted a chaos as disordered as the poets ever feigned
, and after that did nothing more than lend his ordinary concurrence to nature, and allow her to act in accordance with the laws which he had established.
My boy," said I, "when I feigned
to believe that his Nautilus was threatened by the natives of Papua, the Captain answered me very sarcastically.
In composing the Odyssey he did not include all the adventures of Odysseus--such as his wound on Parnassus, or his feigned
madness at the mustering of the host--incidents between which there was no necessary or probable connection: but he made the Odyssey, and likewise the Iliad, to centre round an action that in our sense of the word is one.
I don't recall the words now, but I remember well that through the high-flown phrases there was apparent a genuine feeling, which cannot be feigned
Ah," said he, dissembling his emotion under a feigned
carelessness, "do not talk of such things, and suffer love pains?
Because in 1807 I dreamed of the very plan Napoleon tried to realize in 1811; because, like Machiavelli, I desired to alter the political face of Italy, and instead of allowing it to be split up into a quantity of petty principalities, each held by some weak or tyrannical ruler, I sought to form one large, compact, and powerful empire; and, lastly, because I fancied I had found my Caesar Borgia in a crowned simpleton, who feigned
to enter into my views only to betray me.
Crooks and M'Lellan, therefore, turned back with feigned
alacrity, and, landing, had an interview with the Sioux.
There is a master of scoffing, that in his catalogue of books of a feigned
library, sets down this title of a book, The Morris-Dance of Heretics.
Ma chere, there is a time for everything," said the countess with feigned
Taken in by the stratagem of Rosa, who had feigned
to put it in the ground, and entertaining no doubt that this little farce had been played in order to force him to betray himself, he redoubled his precaution, and employed every means suggested by his crafty nature to watch the others without being watched himself.
In fact, so well had Jerry feigned
that he had forgotten it was all a game, and his interest was very real as he sniffed and snorted joyously in the bottom of the hole he had dug.