The child with his sweet pranks, the fool of his senses, commanded by every sight and sound, without any power to compare and rank his sensations, abandoned to a whistle or a painted chip, to a lead dragoon or a gingerbread-dog, individualizing everything, generalizing
nothing, delighted with every new thing, lies down at night overpowered by the fatigue which this day of continual pretty madness has incurred.
Now, will those of our readers who possess the power of generalizing
an image or an idea, as the expression runs in the style of to-day, permit us to ask them if they have formed a very clear conception of the spectacle presented at this moment, upon which we have arrested their attention, by the vast parallelogram of the grand hall of the palace.
Vera, judging only by her husband and generalizing
from that observation, supposed that all men, though they understand nothing and are conceited and selfish, ascribe common sense to themselves alone.