What arrested me on the spot-- and with a shock much greater than any vision had allowed for-- was the sense
that my imagination had, in a flash, turned real.
think a farmer, (and with all his sense
and all his merit Mr.
This graduate, after some years of confinement, took it into his head that he was sane and in his full senses
, and under this impression wrote to the Archbishop, entreating him earnestly, and in very correct language, to have him released from the misery in which he was living; for by God's mercy he had now recovered his lost reason, though his relations, in order to enjoy his property, kept him there, and, in spite of the truth, would make him out to be mad until his dying day.
Accordingly, seeing that our senses
sometimes deceive us, I was willing to suppose that there existed nothing really such as they presented to us; and because some men err in reasoning, and fall into paralogisms, even on the simplest matters of geometry, I, convinced that I was as open to error as any other, rejected as false all the reasonings I had hitherto taken for demonstrations; and finally, when I considered that the very same thoughts(presentations) which we experience when awake may also be experienced when we are asleep, while there is at that time not one of them true, I supposed that all the objects (presentations) that had ever entered into my mind when awake, had in them no more truth than the illusions of my dreams.
As to a supposition of repugnancy between the power of taxation in the States and in the Union, it cannot be supported in that sense
which would be requisite to work an exclusion of the States.
Long practice and training, begun in the schools and continued in the experience of daily life, enable us to discriminate at once by the sense
of touch, between the angles of an equal-sided Triangle, Square, and Pentagon; and I need not say that the brainless vertex of an acute-angled Isosceles is obvious to the dullest touch.
If it is permissible to criticise the absent, I should say he had a little too much of the sense
of insecurity which is so invaluable in a seaman.
A singular affair most of the pupils made of it; brevity was what they had chiefly studied; the majority of the narratives were perfectly unintelligible; those of Sylvie and Leonie Ledru alone pretended to anything like sense
These forms very soon become fixed, and a fine sense
of propriety is cultivated with the more heed that it becomes a badge of social and civil distinctions.
When Philip ceased to believe in Christianity he felt that a great weight was taken from his shoulders; casting off the responsibility which weighed down every action, when every action was infinitely important for the welfare of his immortal soul, he experienced a vivid sense
Bracebridge Hall', though I read it devoutly, and with a full sense
that it would be very 'comme il faut' to like it.
Ward, she was not afraid to challenge novel-readers to an interest in religious questions), it abounds in sympathy with people as we find them, in aspiration towards something better--towards a certain ideal--in a refreshing sense
of second thoughts everywhere.