about the width of an ordinary cell), and were in depth about one sixth of the diameter of the sphere of which they formed a part, the rims of the basins intersected or broke into each other.
But the important point to notice, is that these cells are always made at that degree of nearness to each other, that they would have intersected or broken into each other, if the spheres had been completed; but this is never permitted, the bees building perfectly flat walls of wax between the spheres which thus tend to intersect.
Reflecting on this case, it occurred to me that if the Melipona had made its spheres at some given distance from each other, and had made them of equal sizes and had arranged them symmetrically in a double layer, the resulting structure would probably have been as perfect as the comb of the hive-bee.
Being is the sphere or subject-matter of knowledge, and knowledge is to know the nature of being?
Nay, he replied, that has been already disproven; if difference in faculty implies difference in the sphere or subject matter, and if, as we were saying, opinion and knowledge are distinct faculties, then the sphere of knowledge and of opinion cannot be the same.
That the red sphere had been dug out as a precious thing, was patent.
He moved his finger-tips, which up to that had merely rested, along the surface, and felt the whole gigantic sphere quicken and live and respond.
What a singular division of the moon's two hemispheres, joined to one another like man and woman, and forming that sphere
of life carried into space
Personally, he now inclines to the opinion of the Sphere
that the Straight Lines are in many important respects superior to the Circles.
Every gesture, every word, and even the silence of those with whom she came in contact, implied, and often expressed, that she was banished, and as much alone as if she inhabited another sphere
, or communicated with the common nature by other organs and senses than the rest of human kind.
Extend the sphere
, and you take in a greater variety of parties and interests; you make it less probable that a majority of the whole will have a common motive to invade the rights of other citizens; or if such a common motive exists, it will be more difficult for all who feel it to discover their own strength, and to act in unison with each other.
He said that, the people of their island had their ears adapted to hear "the music of the spheres
, which always played at certain periods, and the court was now prepared to bear their part, in whatever instrument they most excelled.