Perhaps, in Jerry's brain, the rising into the foreground of consciousness of an image of a log awash connoted more intimate and fuller comprehension of the thing being thought about, than did the word "crocodile," and its accompanying image, in the foreground of a human
Even the Ape-man lacked that inward sinuous curve of the back which makes the human
figure so graceful.
It was a presentiment that human
thought, in changing its form, was about to change its mode of expression; that the dominant idea of each generation would no longer be written with the same matter, and in the same manner; that the book of stone, so solid and so durable, was about to make way for the book of paper, more solid and still more durable.
With my best bait shall I allure to myself to-day the strangest human
(absolute continuity) and thereby corrects the inevitable error which the human
mind cannot avoid when it deals with separate elements of motion instead of examining continuous motion.
There is infinite variety in the gales of wind at sea, and except for the peculiar, terrible, and mysterious moaning that may be heard sometimes passing through the roar of a hurricane - except for that unforgettable sound, as if the soul of the universe had been goaded into a mournful groan - it is, after all, the human
voice that stamps the mark of human
consciousness upon the character of a gale.
Difficult as this is to accomplish, it is still more difficult to persuade the human
into any organised effort to alleviate the ill conditions of the lesser animals.
There is a certain unwritten law of the arena that vouchsafes freedom and immunity to the victor, be he beast or human
being--both of whom, by the way, are all the same to the Mahar.
Clear and delicate at once as he is in the outlining of visible imagery, he is more finely scrupulous still in the noting of sounds; he conceives of noble sound as even moulding the human
countenance to nobler types, and as something actually "profaned" by visible form or colour.
Washington, though in retirement, was brooding over the cruel injustice suffered by his associates in arms, the warriors of the Revolution; over the prostration of the public credit and the faith of the nation, in the neglect to provide for the payments even of the interest upon the public debt; over the disappointed hopes of the friends of freedom; in the language of the address from Congress to the States of the eighteenth of April, 1788--"the pride and boast of America, that the rights for which she contended were the rights of human
Past experience suggested that the great wings were a part of some ingenious mechanical device, for the limitations of the human
mind, which is always loath to accept aught beyond its own little experience, would not permit him to entertain the idea that the creatures might be naturally winged and at the same time of human
Strange as it may seem to a human
being, all the complex apparatus of digestion, which makes up the bulk of our bodies, did not exist in the Martians.