So it is with all other dispositions also, unless through lapse of time a disposition has itself become inveterate and almost impossible to dislodge: in which case we should perhaps go so far as to call
it a habit.
I tell you that I come from Space, or, since you will not understand what Space means, from the Land of Three Dimensions whence I but lately looked down upon your Plane which you call
These dainty ones are themselves contemptuously called
Figs by David and other heroes, and you have a key to the manners and customs of this dandiacal section of the Gardens when I tell you that cricket is called
"My thesis is," he says, "that if we start with the supposition that there is only one primal stuff or material in the world, a stuff of which everything is composed, and if we call
The years from 1867 to 1878 I think may be called
the period of Reconstruction.
I was then curious, indeed, to see it; and when I came to it, it was nothing but this: it was a timber house, or a house built, as we call
it in England, with lath and plaster, but all this plastering was really China ware--that is to say, it was plastered with the earth that makes China ware.
In the provision they made for me, it was my good hap to be put to nurse, as they call
it, to a woman who was indeed poor but had been in better circumstances, and who got a little livelihood by taking such as I was supposed to be, and keeping them with all necessaries, till they were at a certain age, in which it might be supposed they might go to service or get their own bread.
An aristocracy, of which I have already treated in the first book, is rightly called
so; for a state governed by the best men, upon the most virtuous principles, and not upon any hypothesis, which even good men may propose, has alone a right to be called
an aristocracy, for it is there only that a man is at once a good man and a good citizen; while in other states men are good only relative to those states.
Fragment #2 -- Scholiast on Aratus 254: But Zeus made them (the sisters of Hyas) into the stars which are called
The state, I call
it, where all are poison-drinkers, the good and the bad: the state, where all lose themselves, the good and the bad: the state, where the slow suicide of all--is called
Having got a name for his horse so much to his taste, he was anxious to get one for himself, and he was eight days more pondering over this point, till at last he made up his mind to call
himself "Don Quixote," whence, as has been already said, the authors of this veracious history have inferred that his name must have been beyond a doubt Quixada, and not Quesada as others would have it.
It is called
so because the stories in it were first written down by St.