it, it is true, but he does not know that he has that honor.
Fortune will not supply to every generation one of these well- appointed knights, but every collection of men furnishes
some example of the class; and the politics of this country, and the trade of every town, are controlled by these hardy and irresponsible doers, who have invention to take the lead, and a broad sympathy which puts them in fellowship with crowds, and makes their action popular.
To each of these characteristic monuments there is attached by a similarity of taste, fashion, and attitude, a certain number of houses scattered about in different quarters and which the eyes of the connoisseur easily distinguishes and furnishes
with a date.
It is largely because it furnishes
such a good opportunity to test the backbone of a student that I place such high value upon our night-school.
Sir James might not have originated this estimate; but a kind Providence furnishes
the limpest personality with a little gunk or starch in the form of tradition.
Antiquity, I think, furnishes
us with few more remarkable characters than Gentleman Jones.
It is a pleasant thing to reflect upon, and furnishes
a complete answer to those who contend for the gradual degeneration of the human species, that every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.
Its medieval form and setting remove it hopelessly beyond the horizon of general readers of the present time, yet it furnishes
the most detailed remaining picture of the actual social and economic conditions of its age, and as a great landmark in the progress of moral and social thought it can never lose its significance.
One farmer says to me, "You cannot live on vegetable food solely, for it furnishes
nothing to make bones with"; and so he religiously devotes a part of his day to supplying his system with the raw material of bones; walking all the while he talks behind his oxen, which, with vegetable-made bones, jerk him and his lumbering plow along in spite of every obstacle.
The base of these (3) with a third added (4) when combined with five (20) and raised to the third power furnishes
two harmonies; the first a square which is a hundred times as great (400 = 4 X
The old tragic Necessity, which lowers on the brows even of the Venuses and the Cupids of the antique, and furnishes
the sole apology for the intrusion of such anomalous figures into nature,--namely, that they were inevitable; that the artist was drunk with a passion for form which he could not resist, and which vented itself in these fine extravagances,--no longer dignifies the chisel or the pencil.