And now, when weighed down by the pains and aches of old age
, when the head inclines to the feet, when the beginning and ending of human existence meet, and helpless infancy and painful old age
combine to- gether--at this time, this most needful time, the time for the exercise of that tenderness and affection which children only can exercise towards a declining parent--my poor old grandmother, the devoted mother of twelve children, is left all alone, in yonder little hut, before a few dim embers.
I can easily suppose that his age
may appear much greater to you than to my mother; but you can hardly deceive yourself as to his having the use of his limbs
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.
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.
The great men of the age
were at once servants of duty and the lords of life.
As he drew near the advancing soldiers, and as the roll of their drum came full upon his ears, the old man raised himself to a loftier mien, while the decrepitude of age
seemed to fall from his shoulders, leaving him in gray but unbroken dignity.
But some of us, regarding the ocean with understanding and affection, have seen it looking old, as if the immemorial ages
had been stirred up from the undisturbed bottom of ooze.
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.
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.
We had seen the spot, outside the city somewhere, where these people had allowed the bones of Galileo to rest in unconsecrated ground for an age
because his great discovery that the world turned around was regarded as a damning heresy by the church; and we know that long after the world had accepted his theory and raised his name high in the list of its great men, they had still let him rot there.
These Greek capitals, black with age
, and quite deeply graven in the stone, with I know not what signs peculiar to Gothic caligraphy imprinted upon their forms and upon their attitudes, as though with the purpose of revealing that it had been a hand of the Middle Ages
which had inscribed them there, and especially the fatal and melancholy meaning contained in them, struck the author deeply.
This was a large volume in which were written down the name, age
, sex, profession, of the patient and the diagnosis of his disease.