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An attempt and a risk seemed all commanding unto me; and whenever it commandeth, the living thing risketh itself thereby.
What persuadeth the living thing to obey, and command, and even be obedient in commanding?
Wherever I found a living thing, there found I Will to Power; and even in the will of the servant found I the will to be master.
Much is reckoned higher than life itself by the living one; but out of the very reckoning speaketh--the Will to Power!"--
Forlorn and disowned, sorely tried and sadly changed--her beauty faded, her mind clouded--robbed of her station in the world, of her place among living creatures--the devotion I had promised, the devotion of my whole heart and soul and strength, might be laid blamelessly now at those dear feet.
Yet he who objected to call the extinct genera, which thus linked the living genera of three families together, intermediate in character, would be justified, as they are intermediate, not directly, but only by a long and circuitous course through many widely different forms.
Thus, on the theory of descent with modification, the main facts with respect to the mutual affinities of the extinct forms of life to each other and to living forms, seem to me explained in a satisfactory manner.
To compare small things with great: if the principal living and extinct races of the domestic pigeon were arranged as well as they could be in serial affinity, this arrangement would not closely accord with the order in time of their production, and still less with the order of their disappearance; for the parent rock-pigeon now lives; and many varieties between the rock-pigeon and the carrier have become extinct; and carriers which are extreme in the important character of length of beak originated earlier than short-beaked tumblers, which are at the opposite end of the series in this same respect.
Clift many years ago showed that the fossil mammals from the Australian caves were closely allied to the living marsupials of that continent.
"We must give up the farm, my dear," replied her uncle sadly, "and wander away into the world to work for our living."
"We don't mind for ourselves," said her aunt, stroking the little girl's head tenderly; "but we love you as if you were our own child, and we are heart-broken to think that you must also endure poverty, and work for a living before you have grown big and strong."
We fear, though, that we shall have much trouble in earning a living for ourselves.
Fanny left the room with a very sorrowful heart; she could not feel the difference to be so small, she could not think of living with her aunt with anything like satisfaction.
The only difference will be that, living with your aunt, you will necessarily be brought forward as you ought to be.
"Then you will not mind living by yourself quite alone?"