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(2) According to the system of correlated particulars in different places to which they belong, such system being defined as a physical object.
Hence the reproductive system of this one variety must have been in some manner and in some degree modified.
Now, it struck me, when we began to visit individuals in their cells, and to traverse the passages in which those cells were, and to have the manner of the going to chapel and so forth, explained to us, that there was a strong probability of the prisoners knowing a good deal about each other, and of their carrying on a pretty complete system of intercourse.
For how can people, when once they understand their system, fail to see in it the best possible plan of the best possible state of society?
These young men had not only to battle against mystery and "the powers of the air"; they had not only to protect their tiny electric messenger, and to create a system of wire highways along which he could run up and down safely; they had to do more.
This practice in the course of the late war, was found replete with obstructions to a vigorous and to an economical system of defense.
In the feudal system, we have seen a similar propensity exemplified.
But man has such a predilection for systems and abstract deductions that he is ready to distort the truth intentionally, he is ready to deny the evidence of his senses only to justify his logic.
He entered upon each system with a little thrill of excitement, expecting to find in each some guide by which he could rule his conduct; he felt himself like a traveller in unknown countries and as he pushed forward the enterprise fascinated him; he read emotionally, as other men read pure literature, and his heart leaped as he discovered in noble words what himself had obscurely felt.
"My system's very simple," said Mihail Petrovitch, "thank God.
"If there has been so much fighting about religion," said Genestas, "God must have built up the system very perfunctorily.
It seems to me that it would be a happy idea to import the European feeing system into America.