The vehicle of expression is language,--either current terms or, it may be, rare words or metaphors.
If he describes the impossible, he is guilty of an error; but the error may be justified, if the end of the art be thereby attained (the end being that already mentioned), if, that is, the effect of this or any other part of the poem is thus rendered more striking.
's family consisted of a wife, an adult son and two young girls.
The jackal may
follow the Tiger, but, Cub, when thy whiskers are grown, Remember the Wolf is a hunter--go forth and get food of thine own.
Immediately after they shall be assembled in Consequence of the first Election, they shall be divided as equally as may
be into three Classes.
Every just reasoner will, at first sight, approve an adherence to this rule, in the work of the convention; and will disapprove every deviation from it which may
not appear to have been dictated by the necessity of incorporating into the work some particular ingredient, with which a rigid conformity to the rule was incompatible.
To this accidental source of the error may
be added the artifice of some celebrated authors, whose writings have had a great share in forming the modern standard of political opinions.
"Then," said Sir Nathaniel, "let us think justly and boldly and fear nothing, however terrifying it may
First, then, I think it may
very reasonably be required of every writer, that he keeps within the bounds of possibility; and still remembers that what it is not possible for man to perform, it is scarce possible for man to believe he did perform.
Still, it was admittedly a triumph that the van der Luydens, at May
's request, should have stayed over in order to be present at her farewell dinner for the Countess Olenska.
The illustration of the swimbladder in fishes is a good one, because it shows us clearly the highly important fact that an organ originally constructed for one purpose, namely flotation, may
be converted into one for a wholly different purpose, namely respiration.
The hypothesis of mental continuity throughout organic evolution may
be used in two different ways.