Our wake-a-day personality has no experience
None of them are stories of experience
in the absolute sense of the word.
Sir," said the Man of Experience
in Business, "I should risk your anger by offering you one half the sum awarded.
In this essay he explains how what used to be the soul has gradually been refined down to the "transcendental ego," which, he says, "attenuates itself to a thoroughly ghostly condition, being only a name for the fact that the 'content' of experience
She became what would have been called a fine creature; her aspect was fair and arresting; her soul that of a woman whom the turbulent experiences
of the last year or two had quite failed to demoralize.
The most that the convention could do in such a situation, was to avoid the errors suggested by the past experience
of other countries, as well as of our own; and to provide a convenient mode of rectifying their own errors, as future experiences
may unfold them.
It is also argued that ideas, or rather ideals, must be derived from a previous state of existence because they are more perfect than the sensible forms of them which are given by experience
Thus, the story here presented will be told by more than one pen, as the story of an offence against the laws is told in Court by more than one witness--with the same object, in both cases, to present the truth always in its most direct and most intelligible aspect; and to trace the course of one complete series of events, by making the persons who have been most closely connected with them, at each successive stage, relate their own experience
, word for word.
It is well within my experience
, that young ladies of rank and position do occasionally have private debts which they dare not acknowledge to their nearest relatives and friends.
I have sought to impart this relief to the more serious passages in the book, not only because I believe myself to be justified in doing so by the laws of Art -- but because experience
has taught me (what the experience
of my readers will doubtless confirm) that there is no such moral phenomenon as unmixed tragedy to be found in the world around us.
A third ill effect of the exclusion would be, the depriving the community of the advantage of the experience
gained by the chief magistrate in the exercise of his office.
The Reader will probably understand from these two instances how -- after a very long training supplemented by constant experience
-- it is possible for the well-educated classes among us to discriminate with fair accuracy between the middle and lowest orders, by the sense of sight.