Next: how shall we define the whale, by his obvious externals
, so as conspicuously to label him for all time to come?
The ear has no external
leaf whatever; and into the hole itself you can hardly insert a quill, so wondrously minute is it.
Vanstone's youngest daughter ran up to him at headlong speed, with every external
appearance of having suddenly taken leave of her senses.
While one external
cause, and that a reference to his long lingering agony, would always--as on the trial--evoke this condition from the depths of his soul, it was also in its nature to arise of itself, and to draw a gloom over him, as incomprehensible to those unacquainted with his story as if they had seen the shadow of the actual Bastille thrown upon him by a summer sun, when the substance was three hundred miles away.
Yes, there was a sort of refuge which always comes with the prostration of thought under an overpowering passion: it was that expectation of impossibilities, that belief in contradictory images, which is still distinct from madness, because it is capable of being dissipated by the external
But know that in the Soule Are many lesser Faculties that serve Reason as chief; among these Fansie next Her office holds; of all external
things, Which the five watchful Senses represent, She forms Imaginations, Aerie shapes, Which Reason joyning or disjoyning, frames All what we affirm or what deny, and call Our knowledge or opinion; then retires Into her private Cell when Nature rests.
It may often happen on the stage, that an actor, by possessing in a preeminent degree the external
qualities necessary to give effect to comedy, may be deprived of the right to aspire to tragic excellence; and in painting or literary composition, an artist or poet may be master exclusively of modes of thought, and powers of expression, which confine him to a single course of subjects.
The sun might blaze overhead, the air be without a breath, the surface smooth and blue, but still these great rollers would be running along all the external
coast, thundering and thundering by day and night; and I scarce believe there is one spot in the island where a man would be out of earshot of their noise.
The utility of a Confederacy, as well to suppress faction and to guard the internal tranquillity of States, as to increase their external
force and security, is in reality not a new idea.
These cases are the more worthy of our attention, as the external
causes by which the component parts were pressed together were much more numerous and powerful than in our case; and consequently less powerful ligaments within would be sufficient to bind the members to the head, and to each other.
Many long talks had been fruitless in external
action, though fruitful for the understanding of the pair; but at last, one showery Tuesday, the Squire might have been observed upon his way to the cottage in the lane.
The 'Deus ex Machina' should be employed only for events external
to the drama,--for antecedent or subsequent events, which lie beyond the range of human knowledge, and which require to be reported or foretold; for to the gods we ascribe the power of seeing all things.