What is called poetic insight is the gift of discerning, in this sphere
of strangely mingled elements, the beauty and the majesty which are compelled to assume a garb so sordid.
It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere
and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.
Modern English polite society, my native sphere
, seems to me as corrupt as consciousness of culture and absence of honesty can make it.
The two great points of difference between a democracy and a republic are: first, the delegation of the government, in the latter, to a small number of citizens elected by the rest; secondly, the greater number of citizens, and greater sphere
of country, over which the latter may be extended.
Note: The Author desires me to add, that the misconception of some of his critics on this matter has induced him to insert in his dialogue with the Sphere
, certain remarks which have a bearing on the point in question, and which he had previously omitted as being tedious and unnecessary.
Before the cylinder fell there was a general persuasion that through all the deep of space no life existed beyond the petty surface of our minute sphere
Change, and insist that his operations, by their magnificence of scope, were removed into quite another sphere
of morality than those of his pitiful companion
After four days of solitude, ennui, and consciousness of his impotence and insignificance- particularly acute by contrast with the sphere
of power in which he had so lately moved- and after several marches with the marshal's baggage and the French army, which occupied the whole district, Balashev was brought to Vilna- now occupied by the French- through the very gate by which he had left it four days previously.
When I once transport myself to this sphere
I have no longer any care for them, and if I could I would not exact of them an allegiance which has no concern with them.
I burned with a noble ambition to extend the sphere
of the Old Masters.
In his humble sphere
he was esteemed an honest man, although like many of his class in English towns he was somewhat addicted to drink.
1-17) Ares, exceeding in strength, chariot-rider, golden- helmed, doughty in heart, shield-bearer, Saviour of cities, harnessed in bronze, strong of arm, unwearying, mighty with the spear, O defence of Olympus, father of warlike Victory, ally of Themis, stern governor of the rebellious, leader of righteous men, sceptred King of manliness, who whirl your fiery sphere
among the planets in their sevenfold courses through the aether wherein your blazing steeds ever bear you above the third firmament of heaven; hear me, helper of men, giver of dauntless youth