Let me behold thee then in thy bodily
shape, if thou best indeed a fiend,'' replied the dying knight; ``think not that I will blench from thee.
Casaubon on the library steps clinging forward as if he were in some bodily
When I was bodily
weary from shovelling coal the thought of taking a drink had never flickered into my consciousness.
But I believe that the effects of habit are of quite subordinate importance to the effects of the natural selection of what may be called accidental variations of instincts;--that is of variations produced by the same unknown causes which produce slight deviations of bodily structure.
The canon of 'Natura non facit saltum' applies with almost equal force to instincts as to bodily organs.
You cannot mean to say that because Polydamas, the pancratiast, is stronger than we are, and finds the eating of beef conducive to his bodily
strength, that to eat beef is therefore equally for our good who are weaker than he is, and right and just for us?
Now there is no one circumstance in which the distempers of the mind bear a more exact analogy to those which are called bodily
, than that aptness which both have to a relapse.
Besides, all of you have thought too much about freezing, drowning, suffocating, and other bodily
dangers: none of you, however, have thought of MY danger, namely, perishing of hunger-"
The characteristic mark by which we recognize a series of actions which display hunger is not the animal's mental state, which we cannot observe, but something in its bodily
behaviour; it is this observable trait in the bodily
behaviour that I am proposing to call "hunger," not some possibly mythical and certainly unknowable ingredient of the animal's mind.
And that I've enough bodily
energy to cut my way into their ranks, and to trample on them or fall--I know that.
The long, long stress of a gale does it; the suspense of the interminably culminating catastrophe; and there is a bodily
fatigue in the mere holding on to existence within the excessive tumult; a searching and insidious fatigue that penetrates deep into a man's breast to cast down and sadden his heart, which is incorrigible, and of all the gifts of the earth -- even before life itself -aspires to peace.
But although the bodily
powers of the great man were thus impaired, his mental energies retained their pristine vigour.