Now, those facts which form the matter of the affirmation or denial are not propositions; yet these two are said to be opposed in the same sense
as the affirmation and denial, for in this case also the type of antithesis is the same.
Instruments and playthings are sense
and spirit: behind them there is still the Self.
The characters of 'Silas Marner,' for example, never had an actual existence, and the precise incidents of the story never took place in just that order and fashion, but they were all constructed by the author's imagination out of what she had observed of many real persons and events, and so make, in the most significant sense
, a true picture of life.
Accordingly, seeing that our senses
sometimes deceive us, I was willing to suppose that there existed nothing really such as they presented to us; and because some men err in reasoning, and fall into paralogisms, even on the simplest matters of geometry, I, convinced that I was as open to error as any other, rejected as false all the reasonings I had hitherto taken for demonstrations; and finally, when I considered that the very same thoughts(presentations) which we experience when awake may also be experienced when we are asleep, while there is at that time not one of them true, I supposed that all the objects (presentations) that had ever entered into my mind when awake, had in them no more truth than the illusions of my dreams.
As to a supposition of repugnancy between the power of taxation in the States and in the Union, it cannot be supported in that sense
which would be requisite to work an exclusion of the States.
When we "see a table," as common sense
would say, the table as a physical object is not the "object" (in the psychological sense
) of our perception.
The effect of his admirable lack of the sense
of security once went so far as to make him remark to me: "Well, sir, you ARE a lucky man
This graduate, after some years of confinement, took it into his head that he was sane and in his full senses
, and under this impression wrote to the Archbishop, entreating him earnestly, and in very correct language, to have him released from the misery in which he was living; for by God's mercy he had now recovered his lost reason, though his relations, in order to enjoy his property, kept him there, and, in spite of the truth, would make him out to be mad until his dying day.
Moreover it would be hardly honest in me not to balance these fine lyric words of Love and Friendship with words of coarser sound, and whilst my debt to my senses
is real and constant, not to own it in passing.
Robert himself is certainly worth knowing--a really attractive union of manliness and saintliness, of shrewd sense
and unworldly aims, and withal with that kindness and pity the absence of which so often abates the actual value of those other gifts.
Among our still more modern and dashing young gentlemen -- who are extremely averse to superfluous effort and supremely indifferent to the purity of their native language -- the formula is still further curtailed by the use of "to feel" in a technical sense
, meaning, "to recommend-for-the-purposes-of-feeling-and-being-felt"; and at this moment the "slang" of polite or fast society in the upper classes sanctions such a barbarism as "Mr.
Bracebridge Hall', though I read it devoutly, and with a full sense
that it would be very 'comme il faut' to like it.
I never hear better sense
from any one than Robert Martin.
I do not remember that I had, in all that time, one thought that so much as tended either to looking upwards towards God, or inwards towards a reflection upon my own ways; but a certain stupidity of soul, without desire of good, or conscience of evil, had entirely overwhelmed me; and I was all that the most hardened, unthinking, wicked creature among our common sailors can be supposed to be; not having the least sense
, either of the fear of God in danger, or of thankfulness to God in deliverance.
You writers forget that what the senses
furnish is not proof.