, SPECIALLY INSERTED FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS.
Watching in it, in the way we have suggested, the contention of those two men, those two minds in him, and observing how the one might have ascertained and corrected the shortcomings of the other, we certainly understand, and can sympathize with Amiel's despondency in the retrospect
of a life which seemed to have been but imperfectly occupied.
Our Voyage having come to an end, I will take a short retrospect
of the advantages and disadvantages, the pains and pleasures, of our circumnavigation of the world.
Sometimes, however, the structure just indicated may not be followed; a story may begin in the middle, and the earlier part may be told later on in retrospect
, or incidentally indicated, like the Antecedent Action.
Kirwin said this, notwithstanding the agitation I endured on this retrospect
of my sufferings, I also felt considerable surprise at the knowledge he seemed to possess concerning me.