If I examine an act I performed a moment ago in approximately the same circumstances as those I am in now, my action appears to me undoubtedly free.
The Austro-Prussian war appears to us undoubtedly the result of the crafty conduct of Bismarck, and so on.
He opened the door quickly; and Milady saw him appear
, pale as usual, but with his eye inflamed and almost wild.
The reader will here find no regions cursed with irremediable barrenness, or blessed with spontaneous fecundity, no perpetual gloom or unceasing sunshine; nor are the nations here described either devoid of all sense of humanity, or consummate in all private and social virtues; here are no Hottentots without religion, polity, or articulate language, no Chinese perfectly polite, and completely skilled in all sciences: he will discover, what will always be discovered by a diligent and impartial inquirer, that wherever human nature is to be found there is a mixture of vice and virtue, a contest of passion and reason, and that the Creator doth not appear
partial in his distributions, but has balanced in most countries their particular inconveniences by particular favours.
to be astonished," he said, smiling at my expression of surprise.
When a deviation appears
not unfrequently, and we see it in the father and child, we cannot tell whether it may not be due to the same original cause acting on both; but when amongst individuals, apparently exposed to the same conditions, any very rare deviation, due to some extraordinary combination of circumstances, appears
in the parent--say, once amongst several million individuals--and it reappears in the child, the mere doctrine of chances almost compels us to attribute its reappearance to inheritance.
Besides the several evident causes of destruction, there appears
to be some more mysterious agency generally at work.
Yet,'' said Rebecca, ``you sate a judge upon me, innocent most innocent as you knew me to be you concurred in my condemnation, and, if I aright understood, are yourself to appear
in arms to assert my guilt, and assure my punishment.
She soon whispered to her husband, "I think it would be better for me to retire, with your permission, for the sight of me appears
still to afflict your mother-in-law.
Were we among the tamer scenes of nature I might fear to encounter your unbelief, perhaps your ridicule; but many things will appear
possible in these wild and mysterious regions which would provoke the laughter of those unacquainted with the ever- varied powers of nature; nor can I doubt but that my tale conveys in its series internal evidence of the truth of the events of which it is composed.
He with his eyes interrogated his mother more than twenty times: but she, given up to the pleasure of conversing with her sister-in-law, and likewise constrained by the glance of Mazarin, did not appear
to comprehend any of the supplications conveyed by the looks of her son.
He expected that he had only to appear
to be acknowledged.