“In my opinion,” said I, interrupting him, “female beauty has in it much more of the heavenly kind, because it does not so quickly fade; and the freer from decay, the nearer is anything to the divine nature.
The besetting sin of both Montaigne’s translators seems to have been a propensity for reducing his language and phraseology to the language and phraseology of the age and country to which they belonged, and, moreover, inserting paragraphs and words, not here and there only, but constantly and habitually, from an evident desire and view to elucidate or strengthen their author’s meaning. In itself nothing is pleasant or unpleasant.” That is to say, the criterion of being pleasant or unpleasant, because its universality is removed, is thus itself made quite indeterminate; and because it has no objective determinateness in itself, it has become unmeaning; before the universal, which is thus held secure, the sum of all determinations, the individuality of consciousness as such, disappears, but with it even life itself as being unreal. Kutúzov’s expectations that the proposals of capitulation (which were in no way binding) might give time for part of the transport to pass, and also that Murat’s mistake would very soon be discovered, proved correct. 81] at Sparta, they touch but lightly, and in vague terms, on positive or recent wrongs. On the contrary, I felt the tenderness of compassion for them, and had more pain for those afflictions which I innocently caused to them, than for any which they had heaped upon me.
The edifices of Rome, though the damage has been much exaggerated, received some injury from the violence of the Goths. So urgent on the vulgar is the necessity of believing, that the fall of any system of mythology will most probably be succeeded by the introduction of some other mode of superstition. A large proportion of the subscriptions was returned. (c) This Form has been, up to now, the Old Testament, as we now know it. In our own days, the latter is seldom classed or alluded to as a “raisin” proper, although it, strictly speaking, should be considered as such.
The gods of the richest and most ancient principalities naturally enjoyed the greatest popularity. Here it is no mercy to spare the stick; all forbearance is attributed to the ignoblest motive, craven fear; and the fancy that he is ‘funked’ makes even the coward brave. “What for? If I were a wobber I would ask mercy, but I’m being court-martialed for bwinging wobbers to book. The remembrance of this accident, which is very well imprinted in my memory, so naturally representing to me the image and idea of death, has in some sort reconciled me to that untoward adventure. Le contrat du gouvernement est tellement dissous 10 par despotisme que le despot n’est le maître qu’aussi long temps qu’il est le plus fort; et que si tôt qu’on peut l’expulser, il n’a point à réclaimer contre la violence—The contract of government is so dissolved by despotism, that the despot is master only so long as he is the strongest, and that as soon as there is power to expel him, he has no right to protest against the violent proceeding.
I take pleasure in seeing a general of an army, at the foot of a breach he is presently to assault, give himself up entire and free at dinner, to talk and be merry with his friends. There was also the king’s own priest; and the royal scribes were chosen either from the sacerdotal or the military class. He joined the Western circuit, but soon exchanged it for the Midland. But the truth is, that Aahmes had a well organised and equipped army of fifteen to twenty thousand men, and that the town was taken on the second attack. 123] added other items not less important, but which did not admit of being weighed and numbered; the unrivalled maritime skill and discipline of the seamen,–the democratical sentiment, alike fervent and unanimous, of the general mass of citizens,–and the superior development of directing intelligence.
France is cutting her way up with the purse instead of the sword. At their yesterday’s halting place, feeling chilly by a dying campfire, Pierre had got up and gone to the next one, which was burning better. In the post of Minister of Justice I found His Excellency Friedberg, the intimate, faithful friend of my father, whom I had known ever since my youth, when he was a welcome guest in the home of my parents.