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This appears an astonishing instance of the permanence of some matter, which nevertheless in its nature must be most subtile and volatile.
Browning, accordingly, takes almost no interest in the specific social and political questions of his day, a fact which certainly will not operate against the permanence of his fame.
Patriotism can only inspire a short-lived enthusiasm," the curate answered gravely; "religion gives it permanence.
The family of Colonel Pyncheon, at the epoch of his death, seemed destined to as fortunate a permanence as can anywise consist with the inherent instability of human affairs.
He is a noble fellow, and let me tell you from experience of men, that one who would do as he did in going down that wall and to that room, aye, and going a second time, is not one to be injured in permanence by a shock.
There was nothing poignant, nothing acute about it; but there was a feeling of permanence, of eternity about it; it brought a foretaste of hopeless years of this cold leaden misery, a foretaste of an eternity "on a square yard of space.
My own belief is that no latter-day man has any faith in the thoroughness or permanence of his affection for his mate.
Our love of the real draws us to permanence, but health of body consists in circulation, and sanity of mind in variety or facility of association.
The permanence of all books is fixed by no effort, friendly or hostile, but by their own specific gravity, or the intrinsic importance of their contents to the constant mind of man.