It is my belief, however, that had I attempted a different order of composition, my faculties
would not have been found so pointless and inefficacious.
were so bewildered by the son's sudden arrival, the father's unexpected visit, and the news they both brought with them, that he petitioned for an adjournment before the necessary arrangements connected with his young friend's departure were considered in detail.
The mensuration of the faculties
of the mind has, I believe, no place in the catalogue of known arts.
The diversity in the faculties
of men, from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to a uniformity of interests.
Yet such men as he are reared here and there in every generation of our peasant artisans--with an inheritance of affections nurtured by a simple family life of common need and common industry, and an inheritance of faculties
trained in skilful courageous labour: they make their way upwards, rarely as geniuses, most commonly as painstaking honest men, with the skill and conscience to do well the tasks that lie before them.
Having done so, I thought it best to leave Toby undisturbed until he should have had time to rally his faculties
His new idea was to use the faculties
of Oolanga, so far as he could, in the service of discovery.
There is in human nature generally, more of the fool than of the wise; and therefore those faculties
, by which the foolish part of men's minds is taken, are most potent.
It's three o'clock in the morning, and I've got all my faculties
as well as ever I had in my life.
Vision and hearing had been brought to a marvelous state of development by the necessities of his early life, where survival itself depended almost daily upon the exercise of the keenest vigilance and the constant use of all his faculties
They died as my father had died, as Broken-Tooth had died, as my sister and the Hairless One had just died--abruptly and brutally, in the full possession of their faculties
, in the full swing and rush of life.
Here is a world," said the old gentleman, getting the sun a little more broadly on his back, "which a merciful Creator has filled with lovely sights, harmonious sounds, delicious scents; and here are creatures with faculties
expressly made for enjoyment of those sights, sounds, and scents--to say nothing of Love, Dinner, and Sleep, all thrown into the bargain.