If they find so much happiness with them, they will not dream of seeking it elsewhere.
Matthews.—A Secret of the Sea, &c. By Brander Matthews. According to the common course of things, ‘tis long since that thou hast lived by extraordinary favour; thou hast already outlived the ordinary term of life. “Those nails are not large enough,” I had said; “nor nearly large enough.” But when the boots came home they struck even me as being too heavy, too metalsome. If I would have spoken by learning, I had spoken sooner; I had written of the time nearer to my studies, when I had more wit and better memory, and should sooner have trusted to the vigour of that age than of this, would I have made a business of writing. Mein Herz gleicht ganz dem Meere, / Hat Sturm und Ebb’ und Flut, / Und manche schöne Perle / In seiner Tiefe ruht—My heart altogether resembles the sea; it has its storms, its ebbs and floods, and far down in its quiet depths rests many a shining pearl.
Unser Gefühl für Natur gleicht der Empfindung 25 des Kranken für die Gesundheit—Our feeling for nature is like the sensation of an invalid for health. In some of which cases it may be doubted, to whom, of natural right, the advantage or disadvantage belongs. She took a pair of pear-shaped ruby earrings from her huge reticule and, having given them to the rosy Natásha, who beamed with the pleasure of her saint’s-day fete, turned away at once and addressed herself to Pierre. The prevailing style of the Golconda tomb is a dome standing upon a square; the cupola of a steeple is of the orange shape, and is arabesqued. Formerly I very much wanted Nicholas to marry her, but I always had a sort of presentiment that it would not come off.
For as for praise, consider how many who once were much commended, are now already quite forgotten, yea they that commended them, how even they themselves are long since dead and gone. Let us, therefore, no more excuse ourselves upon the external qualities of things; it belongs to us to give ourselves an account of them. When we return to town, a visit to the packing-houses is one of the most interesting that can be made. Talboys had been heard ascending the hill. If I take up wares from a tradesman, without any agreement of price, the law concludes, that I contracted to pay their real value.
“Soldiers (said he), I understand that there are some men here calumniating me, as if I were intending to cheat you and carry you to Phasis. There is a great departure from the straight line of bearing. A. I think it is. And I don’t care much. His horse received a wound, and threw him off among the enemy.
To return to my subject: there is, then, no great harm in dying privately and far from home; we conceive ourselves obliged to retire for natural actions less unseemly and less terrible than this.