CHARLES MONTAGUE, EARL OF HALIFAX.
They felt that they could not express in words what they understood. We can conceive or desire nothing more exquisite or perfect than what is round us every hour. W. But I deny that I have undertaken the protection of what is neglected and forsaken; for the opinions of men do not die with them, though they may perhaps want the author’s explanation. Perhaps it was just the Cossack, Likhachëv, who was sitting under the wagon, but it might be the kindest, bravest, most wonderful, most splendid man in the world, whom no one knew of. They wrote to me the most offensive letters possible, though at the same time they did not know me.
Scientia quæ est remota a justitia, calliditas 5 potius quam sapientia est appellanda—Knowledge which is divorced from justice may be called cunning rather than wisdom. 122.]—says, “That neither the youngest should refuse to philosophise, nor the oldest grow weary of it.” Who does otherwise, seems tacitly to imply, that either the time of living happily is not yet come, or that it is already past. Furthermore the customs were collected not by Englishmen but by Edward’s Italian bankers. When I write, I can very well spare both the company and the remembrance of books, lest they should interrupt my progress; and also, in truth, the best authors too much humble and discourage me: I am very much of the painter’s mind, who, having represented cocks most wretchedly ill, charged all his boys not to suffer any natural cock to come into his shop; and had rather need to give myself a little lustre, of the invention of Antigenides the musician, who, when he was asked to sing or play, took care beforehand that the auditory should, either before or after, be satiated with some other ill musicians. Mächtig in Werke, nicht in Worte—Mighty in deeds, not in words.
Bromley carried it gloriously against Mr. Before giving General Butler his instructions, I visited him at Fort Monroe, and in conversation pointed out the apparent importance of getting possession of Petersburg, and destroying railroad communication as far south as possible. He defended him warmly, at the same time that he sent to him in prison, through the Duchess of Norfolk, his cousin, a scheme for defeating his enemies. Let him who has, learn to lose, and him who is happy, familiarise himself with what may give pain. The people awaited the enemy unconcernedly, did not riot or become excited or tear anyone to pieces, but faced its fate, feeling within it the strength to find what it should do at that most difficult moment.
“The battle is won, and there is nothing extraordinary in the capture of Murat. 31 The Dutch in order to secure to themselves the monopoly of the spice-trade have frequently destroyed all the productions of the spice islands beyond what was necessary for their own supply. Doubtless the gentleman of whom you speak as your general manager is an admirable man. At the battle of Borodinó Napoleon shot at no one and killed no one. TRIAL OF LORD WILLIAM RUSSELL.
On a motion denouncing the most unbecoming treatment which the city of London had of late experienced from his Majesty’s ministers, it was suggested to draw up the strongest remonstrance possible on the violated right of election. Hoc signo vinces—By this sign (the cross) you will conquer. The supernatural in Religion is opposed to rationalism, and if indeed the latter is related in respect of the real content to Philosophy, yet it differs from it in form, for it has become unspiritual and wooden, looking for its justification to mere external authority. Knowledge of my way is a good part of my journey. A.