If any volume could have manifested its essential wisdom in the mode
suggested, it would certainly have been the one now in Hepzibah's hand; and the kitchen, in such an event, would forthwith have streamed with the fragrance of venison, turkeys, capons, larded partridges, puddings, cakes, and Christmas pies, in all manner of elaborate mixture and concoction.
In accomplishing the main purpose, it has appeared allowable, by a few extra touches, to give a faint representation of a mode
of life not heretofore described, together with some of the characters that move in it, among whom the author happened to make one.
It was plain, however, that frequent publication must finally wear out the public favour, unless some mode
could be devised to give an appearance of novelty to subsequent productions.
We see, therefore, how the modern bourgeoisie is itself the product of a long course of development, of a series of revolutions in the modes
of production and of exchange.
Passepartout wandered, with his hands in his pockets, towards the Victoria port, gazing as he went at the curious palanquins and other modes
of conveyance, and the groups of Chinese, Japanese, and Europeans who passed to and fro in the streets.
And here I must admit that I learned very little of drains and bells and modes
of conveyance, and the like conveniences, during my time in this real future.
Epic poetry and Tragedy, Comedy also and Dithyrambic: poetry, and the music of the flute and of the lyre in most of their forms, are all in their general conception modes
by creating the modern state, destroyed the individualism of the artist, and made things monstrous in their monotony of repetition, and contemptible in their conformity to rule, and destroyed throughout all France all those fine freedoms of expression that had made tradition new in beauty, and new modes
one with antique form.
Of all the ingenious modes
of torture that have ever been invented, that of solitary confinement is probably the most cruel--the mind feeding on itself with the rapacity of a cormorant, when the conscience quickens its activity and feeds its longings.
KINDNESS OF MARHEYO AND THE REST OF THE ISLANDERS--A FULL DESCRIPTION OF THE BREAD- FRUIT TREE--DIFFERENT MODES
OF PREPARING THE FRUIT
The first two modes
of payment are intelligible enough, but what the penalty is I do not understand, or how a penalty can be a payment.
It has been already intimated that excises, in their true signification, are too little in unison with the feelings of the people, to admit of great use being made of that mode
of taxation; nor, indeed, in the States where almost the sole employment is agriculture, are the objects proper for excise sufficiently numerous to permit very ample collections in that way.