of some refreshment, ere you proceed with a tale so dreadful.
A very singular little bird, Tinochorus rumicivorus, is here common: in its habits and general appearance, it nearly equally partakes
of the characters, different as they are, of the quail and snipe.
Our outside and often thin and fanciful clothes are our epidermis, or false skin, which partakes
not of our life, and may be stripped off here and there without fatal injury; our thicker garments, constantly worn, are our cellular integument, or cortex; but our shirts are our liber, or true bark, which cannot be removed without girdling and so destroying the man.
Then what remains to be discovered is the object which partakes
equally of the nature of being and not-being, and cannot rightly be termed either, pure and simple; this unknown term, when discovered, we may truly call the subject of opinion, and assign each to its proper faculty, -the extremes to the faculties of the extremes and the mean to the faculty of the mean.
Hunger is an enemy (if indeed it may be called one) which partakes
more of the English than of the French disposition; for, though you subdue this never so often, it will always rally again in time; and so it did with Partridge, who was no sooner arrived within the kitchen, than he began to ask the same questions which he had asked the night before.
A panic in a crowd, which partakes
of a sort of community of interest, is not so terrible as a panic when one is by oneself; and such a panic I now suffered.
of the fallen nature which we all inherit from Adam--it is a very small share of our human legacy, but, alas
It seemed madness to venture out into it, yet they had been driven from the cave by those who had every right of discovery to say who, and who should not, partake
of its hospitality.