It is indeed difficult to imagine that there could have been a serious suspicion of murder, or the slightest grounds for implicating any particular individual
as the perpetrator.
It pained, and at the same time amused me, to behold the terrors that attended my advent, to see a furrowed cheek, weather-beaten by half a century of storm, turn ashy pale at the glance of so harmless an individual
as myself; to detect, as one or another addressed me, the tremor of a voice which, in long-past days, had been wont to bellow through a speaking-trumpet, hoarsely enough to frighten Boreas himself to silence.
If they pay the tax from a mistaken interest in the individual
taxed, to save his property, or prevent his going to jail, it is because they have not considered wisely how far they let their private feelings interfere with the public good.
If industry, frugality, and disinterested integrity were alike the virtues of all, there would, apparently, be more of the social spirit, in making all property a common stock, and giving to each individual
a proportional title to the wealth of the whole.
If opposition to the national government should arise from the disorderly conduct of refractory or seditious individuals
, it could be overcome by the same means which are daily employed against the same evil under the State governments.
These questions cannot be fully answered, without supposing that the fears of discord and disunion among a number of counsellors exceeded the apprehension of treachery or incapacity in a single individual
FEELING is, among our Women and lower classes -- about our upper classes I shall speak presently -- the principal test of recognition, at all events between strangers, and when the question is, not as to the individual
, but as to the class.
The training of myself and the young Martians was conducted solely by the women, who not only attend to the education of the young in the arts of individual
defense and offense, but are also the artisans who produce every manufactured article wrought by the green Martians.
This enterprising and intrepid traveller was twice baffled in individual
efforts to accomplish this great journey.
To embroil the confusion, and make it impossible to arrive at any general statement,--when we have insisted on the imperfection of individuals
, our affections and our experience urge that every individual
is entitled to honor, and a very generous treatment is sure to be repaid.
When, on the one hand, we see domesticated animals and plants, though often weak and sickly, yet breeding quite freely under confinement; and when, on the other hand, we see individuals
, though taken young from a state of nature, perfectly tamed, long-lived, and healthy (of which I could give numerous instances), yet having their reproductive system so seriously affected by unperceived causes as to fail in acting, we need not be surprised at this system, when it does act under confinement, acting not quite regularly, and producing offspring not perfectly like their parents or variable.
Surprising as this union of separate individuals
in common stock must always appear, every tree displays th same fact, for buds must be considered as individual
plants It is, however, natural to consider a polypus, furnished wit a mouth, intestines, and other organs, as a distinct individual
whereas the individuality of a leaf-bud is not easily realised so that the union of separate individuals
in a common bod is more striking in a coralline than in a tree.