Yet who can help feeling that his style is regular because the matter he deals with is the somewhat uncontentious, even, limited soul, of an age not imaginative, and unambitious in its speculative flight?
Lamb, like Wordsworth, still kept the charm of a serenity,  a precision, unsurpassed by the quietest essayist of the preceding age. But it might have been foreseen that the rising tide of thought and feeling, on the strength of which they too are borne upward, would sometimes overflow barriers.
With respect to the final cause of the young in these cases not undergoing any metamorphosis, or closely resembling their parents from their earliest age
, we can see that this would result from the two following contingencies; firstly, from the young, during a course of modification carried on for many generations, having to provide for their own wants at a very early stage of development, and secondly, from their following exactly the same habits of life with their parents; for in this case, it would be indispensable for the existence of the species, that the child should be modified at a very early age
in the same manner with its parents, in accordance with their similar habits.
"At ninety, they lose their teeth and hair; they have at that age
no distinction of taste, but eat and drink whatever they can get, without relish or appetite.
Perhaps his name might be found in the records of that stern Court of Justice, which passed a sentence, too mighty for the age
, but glorious in all after-times, for its humbling lesson to the monarch and its high example to the subject.
'I know that you are interested and that you believe, and I know that the world, too, is interested, though they will not believe for many years; yes, for many ages
, since they cannot understand.
She gropes her way, in the dark- ness of age
, for a drink of water.
The average life expectancy of a Martian after the age
of maturity is about three hundred years, but would be nearer the one-thousand mark were it not for the various means leading to violent death.
He repaid their love with love as warm, and in their old age
he tended and cared for them fondly.
As the only even partially democratic institution of the age
it attracted to itself the most ambitious and able men of all classes.
There is no age
or state of society or mode of action in history to which there is not somewhat corresponding in his life.
At her age
she naturally shrank from revisiting the home scenes now occupied by the strangers to whom our house had been let.
Now whoever will examine into the nature of animals, and also observe those people who are very desirous their children should acquire a warlike habit, will find that they feed them chiefly with milk, as being best accommodated to their bodies, but without wine, to prevent any distempers: those motions also which are natural to their age
are very serviceable; and to prevent any of their limbs from being crooked, on account of their extreme ductility, some people even now use particular machines that their bodies may not be distorted.
Men of age
object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
Hope, he says, cherishes the soul of him who lives in justice and holiness and is the nurse of his age
and the companion of his journey;--hope which is mightiest to sway the restless soul of man.