that, when an acorn and a chestnut fall side by side, the one does not remain inert to make way for the other, but both obey their own laws, and spring and grow and flourish as best they can, till one, perchance, overshadows and destroys the other.
Man cannot KNOW in any higher sense than this, any more than he can look serenely and with impunity in the face of the sun: "You will not perceive
that, as perceiving a particular thing," say the Chaldean Oracles.
In entering upon the duties of a slaveholder, she did not seem to perceive
that I sus- tained to her the relation of a mere chattel, and that for her to treat me as a human being was not only wrong, but dangerously so.
Knightley presently, "though I have kept my thoughts to myself; but I now perceive
that it will be a very unfortunate one for Harriet.
No sooner did she perceive
any symptom of love in his behaviour to Elinor, than she considered their serious attachment as certain, and looked forward to their marriage as rapidly approaching.
This was soon done; but again, as I thus conned all those virtues which I was to expect united in one unhappy woman, the result was still unsatisfying, for I began to perceive
that it was really not perfection that I was in search of.
The hostess, her daughter, and the worthy Maritornes listened in bewilderment to the words of the knight-errant; for they understood about as much of them as if he had been talking Greek, though they could perceive
they were all meant for expressions of good-will and blandishments; and not being accustomed to this kind of language, they stared at him and wondered to themselves, for he seemed to them a man of a different sort from those they were used to, and thanking him in pothouse phrase for his civility they left him, while the Asturian gave her attention to Sancho, who needed it no less than his master.
On comparing, however, these valuable ingredients with the vital principles of liberty, we must perceive
at once the difficulty of mingling them together in their due proportions.
It required a certain amount of scientific education to perceive
that the grey scale of the Thing was no common oxide, that the yellowish-white metal that gleamed in the crack between the lid and the cylinder had an unfamiliar hue.
D'Artagnan, stranger as he was to all the manners of a court, could not but perceive
a little coldness in this reception.
He is and he is not," replied Athos; "that is to say, he is dismissed by one-half of France, but by intrigues and promises he makes the other half sustain him; you will perceive
that this may last a long time.
One of them, unhappily, now belongs to France, and you perceive
that France claims them by the voice of her ambassadors;" and at the same moment he indicated Raoul and Guiche, whom he saluted.