These must be chiefly, if not wholly, effects
of the unsteadiness and injustice with which a factious spirit has tainted our public administrations.
Again, if you string together a set of speeches expressive of character, and well finished in point of diction and thought, you will not produce thc essential tragic effect
nearly so well as with a play which, however deficient in these respects, yet has a plot and artistically constructed incidents.
According to the maxim "same cause, same effect
," we cannot therefore regard the peat-smoke alone as the cause of your recollection, since it does not have the same effect
in other cases.
Secondly, there was the account of four years more, while they kept the effects
in their hands, before the government claimed the administration, as being the effects
of a person not to be found, which they called civil death; and the balance of this, the value of the plantation increasing, amounted to nineteen thousand four hundred and forty-six crusadoes, being about three thousand two hundred and forty moidores.
It is, of course, one of the main things to be desired in most narrative; though sometimes the effect
sought may be something different, as, for instance, in romance and poetry, an atmosphere of dreamy beauty.
Seedlings from the same fruit, and the young of the same litter, sometimes differ considerably from each other, though both the young and the parents, as Muller has remarked, have apparently been exposed to exactly the same conditions of life; and this shows how unimportant the direct effects
of the conditions of life are in comparison with the laws of reproduction, and of growth, and of inheritance; for had the action of the conditions been direct, if any of the young had varied, all would probably have varied in the same manner.
There are many who attack, even more acrimoniously than Kotzebue, both the missionaries, their system, and the effects
produced by it.
One ill effect
of the exclusion would be a diminution of the inducements to good behavior.
It may be, Plato's great year, if the world should last so long, would have some effect
; not in renewing the state of like individuals (for that is the fume of those, that conceive the celestial bodies have more accurate influences upon these things below, than indeed they have), but in gross.
The intensely literary keeping, as well as quality, of the story I suppose is what formed its highest fascination for me; but that effect
of great world which it imparts to the reader, making him citizen, and, if he will, leading citizen of it, was what helped turn my head.
John of Rampayne, an excellent juggler and minstrel, undertook to effect
the escape of one Audulf de Bracy, by presenting himself in disguise at the court of the king, where he was confined.
That the impact of your army may be like a grindstone dashed against an egg--this is effected
by the science of weak points and strong.