The student is to read history actively and not passively; to esteem his own life the text, and books the commentary.
There is no age or state of society or mode of action in history to which there is not somewhat corresponding in his life.
It is much to be desired that students should have at hand for consultation some good short history
of England, such as that of S.
When I heard Dulcinea del Toboso named, I was struck with surprise and amazement, for it occurred to me at once that these pamphlets contained the history of Don Quixote.
In the first pamphlet the battle between Don Quixote and the Biscayan was drawn to the very life, they planted in the same attitude as the history describes, their swords raised, and the one protected by his buckler, the other by his cushion, and the Biscayan's mule so true to nature that it could be seen to be a hired one a bowshot off.
The Muirhead Library of Philosophy was designed as a contribution to the History of Modern Philosophy under the heads: first of Different Schools of Thought--Sensationalist, Realist, Idealist, Intuitivist; secondly of different Subjects--Psychology, Ethics, Aesthetics, Political Philosophy, Theology.
The emphasis on the history of thought also seemed to me very timely; and the number of important works promised for the Library in the very near future augur well for the continued fulfilment, in this and other ways, of the expectations of the original editor.
As Caedmon is called the Father of English Poetry, Bede is called the Father of English History
cannot be told without intertwining it with the lives of distinguished men and the great events that have befallen the country.
Again, Sir, without your assistance this history
had never been completed.
This volume contains, in the form of a Journal, a history
of our voyage, and a sketch of those observations in Natural History
and Geology, which I think will possess some interest for the general reader.
Each man lives for himself, using his freedom to attain his personal aims, and feels with his whole being that he can now do or abstain from doing this or that action; but as soon as he has done it, that action performed at a certain moment in time becomes irrevocable and belongs to history
, in which it has not a free but a predestined significance.