Thus, if I recognize a thing, the occasion of its previous existence in virtue of which I recognize it forms part of "my experience" by DEFINITION: recognition will be one of the marks by which my experience is singled out from the rest of the world.
What we see on any one occasion is not the whole series of particulars that make up Jones, but only one of them (or a few in quick succession).
I asked, with a solemnity, suitable to the occasion
The private attachments of one man might easily be satisfied; but to satisfy the private attachments of a dozen, or of twenty men, would occasion
a monopoly of all the principal employments of the government in a few families, and would lead more directly to an aristocracy or an oligarchy than any measure that could be contrived.
We ordered something rather special for dinner, with a bottle of something similarly out of the common way, in order that our minds might be fortified for the occasion
, and we might come well up to the mark.
There was the engaging Young Barnacle, deriving from the sprightly side of the family, also from the Circumlocution Office, gaily and agreeably helping the occasion
along, and treating it, in his sparkling way, as one of the official forms and fees of the Church Department of How not to do it.
And here, whenever I had occasion
to be absent from my chief seat, I took up my country habitation.
Now, sir," says he, "these men may, when they please, or when occasion
presents, abandon these women, disown their children, leave them to perish, and take other women, and marry them while these are living;" and here he added, with some warmth, "How, sir, is God honoured in this unlawful liberty?
On the drunken occasion
in question (one of a large number, as you know), I was insufferable about liking you, and not liking you.
Their jewels, their feathers, their silks, and their furbelows, would have sunk into utter insignificance beside the exquisite simplicity of attire adopted by the nymphs of the vale on this festive occasion
The other lady, having no other arguments to use, betook herself to the entreaties usual on such occasions
, and begged her not to frighten herself, for it might be of very ill consequence to her own health; and, filling out a very large glass of wine, advised, and at last prevailed with her to drink it.
On these occasions
, in summer as in winter, a blazing fire was kindled for some days previously in the large grate, and the charcoal was lighted in the tripod-pan, to keep the Banqueting-Hall as warm as circumstances would admit.