Whatever may be our proportion of knowledge, zeal, and ability, it cannot be arrogance, when called upon, to say, that I believe this principle is more brought into practice by the plans and arrangements I have described, than is the case with any system of treatment in any place that I have hitherto heard of or seen. Clement at Pescara was involved in a dispute concerning some lands which had been cut off from its possessions by a change in the course of the river Pescara, and had been seized by the lords of the contiguous territory. e._, is emphatic. Instead of the usual question, ‘Where have you served, Sir?’ the First Consul immediately addressed him, ‘I perceive your name, Sir, is the same as that of the hero of Richardson’s Romance!’ Here was a Consul. His eye is ever open, and reflects the universe: his silver accents, beautiful, venerable as his silver hairs, but not scanted, flow as a river. We have just the same set of moon-eyed philosophers in our days, who cannot bear to be dazzled with the sun of beauty. With what eagerness I used to look forward to the next number, and open the prints! Those two situations are the chief which interest us upon the theatre; because, in spite of all that reason and experience can tell us to the contrary, the prejudices of the imagination attach to these two states a happiness superior to any other. I recollect a well-grown comely haberdasher, who made a practice of walking every day from Bishop’sgate-street to Pall-mall and Bond-street with the undaunted air and strut of a general-officer; and also a prim undertaker, who regularly tendered his person, whenever the weather would permit, from the neighbourhood of Camberwell into the favourite promenades of the city, with a mincing gait that would have become a gentleman-usher of the black-rod. The word _xul_ means end or limit, and is used often adverbially, as in the phrase _uay u-xul_, literally “here its end,” or “thus far” (Span. Its extent in area is about two millions of square miles, and is confined within its narrowest limits between England and Holland, and there in consequence the tides rise highest. I believe that this thing is worth trying, and I intend to try it myself as soon as I can secure the necessary help in doing the work of figuring, which in any case would not be nearly as great as that done to calculate a comet’s orbit. And many a h[)u]mo[)u]rous, many an amorous lay, Was sung by many a bard, on many a day. The only proper objects of voluntary action are (by necessity) future events: these can excite no possible interest in the mind but by means of the imagination; and these make the same direct appeal to that faculty whether they relate to ourselves, or others, as the eye receives with equal directness the impression of our own external form, or that of others. Further, it is positively impossible to draw a line between educational and recreative books. We may writing an introduction for an essay university well say to such a one, ‘Thou hast no speculation in those eyes That thou dost glare with: thy bones are marrowless, Thy blood is cold!’ Man is (so to speak) an endless and infinitely varied repetition: and if we know what one man feels, we so far know what a thousand feel in the sanctuary of their being. Thus, in a suit for taxes, in 1164, before the court of Verona, Bonuszeno of Soavo proved that the village of Soavo had exempted his father Petrobatalla from all local imposts for having served as champion in a duel between it and a neighboring community, and his claim to the reversion of the exemption was allowed. So a charter of 1104 relates how the monks of Noailles were harassed by the seizure of some mills belonging to their abbey, claimed by an official of William Duke of Aquitaine, until at length the duke agreed to allow the matter to be decided by the duel, when the champion of the church was victorious and the disputed property was confirmed to the abbey. At length the frequent necessity for this species of service led to the employment of regularly appointed champions, who fought the battles of their principals for an annual stipend, or for some other advantages bestowed in payment. We hear the same tale from all sides. It was the same in colour. They are critical in examining volunteers into the service. What is there in common, one might say, between a Peer of the Realm, and ‘that sea-beast,’ of those ‘Created hugest that swim the ocean-stream?’ Yet Burke has knit the writing an introduction for an essay university two ideas together, and no man can put them asunder. The one exception is the last or thirteenth chief. Now it is open to such a worker to view her task from any one of three different standpoints–to choose, we will say, from three different kinds of librarianship. Such a selection scarcely involves censorship, and we may cheerfully agree with those who say that from this point of view the librarian is not called upon to be a censor at all. To bewail them is like complaining because you have a thousand dollars that you know not how to invest and at the same time because you owe a thousand that you can not pay. We have a sort of abstract existence; and a community of ideas and knowledge (rather than local proximity) is the bond of society and good-fellowship. It exists to help mankind. Whatever, in short, occurs to us we are fond of referring to some species or class of things, with all of which it has a nearly exact resemblance: and though we often know no more about them than about it, yet we are apt to fancy that by being able to do so, we show ourselves to be better acquainted with it, and to have a more thorough insight into its nature. Are they three conjugations, or do they express three shades of meaning, like the three English presents? It will naturally direct itself to something in the undignified _look_ of the discomfited party which would be likely to be recognised by others also as laughter-moving. He did not venture on a decided refusal, but an evasive answer, which was tantamount to a denial of the request, showed that his previous concessions were extorted, and not willingly granted. Afterwards, when, on the further progress of language, they had begun to give names to particular substances, whenever they observed the approach of any other terrible object, they would naturally join the name of that object to the word _venit_, and cry out, _venit ursus_, _venit lupus_. The difference between it and the school, fundamentally, is that the library’s educational energy is chiefly potential while that of the school is, or should be, dynamic. As their gratitude is in this case divided among the different persons who contributed to their pleasure, a smaller share of it seems due to any one.
They fulfil the proverb, ‘When you are at Rome, you must do as those at Rome do.’ This circuitous, erratic pursuit of art can come to no good. Statement was made that all persons who might consider themselves wrongly graded would have early opportunity to show their fitness for the grade above, either in the regular way or in some other, if it could be devised. What he does do is to place them conspicuously in the most frequented spot in his library. First, this is to shift the ground of the argument; for it requires to be made out how a man can be said to have an interest in what he does not feel. What, for example, would be the most perfect imitation of the carpet which now lies before me?–Another carpet, certainly, wrought as exactly as possible after the same pattern. These languages must moreover be studied in the form in which they were spoken at the period of the conquest, and the course of native thought as expressed in the primitive grammatical structure must be understood and taken into account. Such syntheses are prominent in imperative forms. Notwithstanding the earnestness with which these teachings were enforced, it may readily be believed that the wild barbarian, who was clamoring for the restoration of stolen cattle, or the angry relatives, eager to share the _wer-gild_ of some murdered kinsman, would scarce submit to be balked of their rights at the cost of simple perjury on the part of the criminal. Desire Charnay tells me he has observed the same thing at Palenque.” These examples should be a warning against placing implicit reliance on the mathematical procedures for obtaining the lineal standards of these forgotten nations. Whatever the lineal standard of the Aztecs may have been, we have ample evidence that it was widely recognized, very exact, and officially defined and protected. Every step taken, _invita Minerva_, costs us something, and is set down to account; whereas we are borne on the full tide of genius and success into the very haven of our desires, almost imperceptibly. He made political controversy a combat of personal skill and courage. Bodin expressly declares that in so fearful a crime no rules of procedure are to be observed. Sons were admitted to testify against their fathers, and young girls were regarded as the best of witnesses against their mothers; the disrepute of a witness was no bar to the reception of his testimony, and even children of irresponsible age were allowed to swear before they rightly knew the nature of the oath on which hung the life of a parent. Nevertheless, it seems probable that the part played by surprise in the enjoyment of the laughable has been exaggerated. ‘O world,’ says he, in another place, ‘all things are suitable to me which are suitable to thee. In the primitive laws of Russia, an accuser who could not substantiate his case with witnesses was obliged to undergo the ordeal of red-hot iron. In England it seems to have been within the discretion of the court to order it for either the accuser or the accused. A Satyr that comes staring from the woods, Cannot at first speak like an orator. By “proximity” it is intended to imply that the nearer good is more binding than the further good, which may in some measure counteract the value of “quantity and quality” where these are involved, and when a decision between conflicting moral obligations has to be made. (_b_) This change in the quality of social laughter through an infusion of ideas has undoubtedly been accompanied by a change in its quantity, as seen in a decline of the older, voluminous merriment of the people. We are not entirely dependent on its position to decide its antiquity. But as is the pleasure and the confidence produced by consummate skill, so is the pain and the desponding effect of total failure. I believe, further, that this can be shown from the relics of ancient American art so clearly that no one, free from prejudice, and whose mind is open to conviction, will deny its correctness. The spectator, therefore, must find it much more difficult to sympathize entirely, and keep perfect time, with his sorrow, than thoroughly to enter into his joy, and must depart much further from his own natural and ordinary temper of mind in the one case than in the other. Just as “Society” gets nearest to a genuine laugh when confronted with the vulgarities of Midas as he pushes into her inner circle, so the savage keenly enjoys his opportunity of detecting _gaucherie_ and want of _savoir faire_ on the side of his white visitors. He said that Coleridge had lately given up all his opinions respecting German literature, that all their high-flown pretensions were in his present estimate sheer cant and affectation, and that none of their works were worth any thing but Schiller’s and the early ones of Goethe. That of which we have a distinct idea, which comes before us entire and made out in all its parts, will have a novel appearance, however old in reality,—and cannot be impressed with the romantic and superstitious character of antiquity. consented, at the request of his subjects, to dispense with it in Hanover; while in Baden it continued to exist until 1831. thou art translated!’ might be placed as a motto under most collections of printed speeches that I have had the good fortune to meet with, whether originally addressed to the people, the senate, or the bar. Webster in “Chambers’s Encyclop?dia.” IV RELIGION AND MORALITY As long as morality is regarded as a Divinely implanted principle, subject to no laws beyond the caprice and changing mood of a personal Deity, the essentials which underlie our conduct are lost sight of. Search the commoner dictionaries and cyclopedias on the library shelves and you will find countless instances of items of information given twice or thrice and others left out altogether–of words entered under more than one form and completely defined under each, while cross-references lead the seeker to nothing at all. Or if it was possible, by the same means, to soften it into humanity, and to awaken the affections of kindness and general love towards those we live with, some of the pictures which the benevolent system presents us, might seem capable of producing this effect. He tells us writing an introduction for an essay university that a young chimpanzee when tickled for some time under the armpits would roll over on his back showing all his teeth and accompanying the simian grin by defensive movements, just as a child does. There is something congenial in taste, at least, between ourselves and those whom we admire.