All that I have attempted to show, is that in two cases, in some respects
allied, sterility is the common result,--in the one case from the conditions of life having been disturbed, in the other case from the organisation having been disturbed by two organisations having been compounded into one.
If I could convince myself that I have any right to be satisfied with men as they are, and to treat them accordingly, and not according, in some respects
, to my requisitions and expectations of what they and I ought to be, then, like a good Mussulman and fatalist, I should endeavor to be satisfied with things as they are, and say it is the will of God.
He knew, for example, that however magnetic his ascendency in some respects
was over Starbuck, yet that ascendency did not cover the complete spiritual man any more than mere corporeal superiority involves intellectual mastership; for to the purely spiritual, the intellectual but stand in a sort of corporeal relation.