In this mortifying abasement, the colonists, though innocent of her imbecility, and too humble to be the agents of her blunders, were but the natural
The smallness of the army renders the natural
strength of the community an overmatch for it; and the citizens, not habituated to look up to the military power for protection, or to submit to its oppressions, neither love nor fear the soldiery; they view them with a spirit of jealous acquiescence in a necessary evil, and stand ready to resist a power which they suppose may be exerted to the prejudice of their rights.
Having passed through many changes, it found its natural
form, and there it stopped.
When the enemy is close at hand and remains quiet, he is relying on the natural
strength of his position.
Hence it is evident that a city is a natural
production, and that man is naturally a political animal, and that whosoever is naturally and not accidentally unfit for society, must be either inferior or superior to man: thus the man in Homer, who is reviled for being "without society, without law, without family.
This is a natural
power, like light and heat, and all nature cooperates with it.
She had even some natural
antipathy to that process of self-examination, that perpetual effort to understand one's own feeling, and express it beautifully, fitly, or energetically in language, which constituted so great a part of her mother's existence.
That sense of a life in natural
objects, which in most poetry is but a rhetorical artifice, was, then, in Wordsworth the assertion of what was for him almost literal fact.
Wallace, who is now studying the natural
history of the Malay archipelago, has arrived at almost exactly the same general conclusions that I have on the origin of species.
As I feel that the opportunities which I enjoyed of studying the Natural
History of the different countries we visited, have been wholly due to Captain Fitz Roy, I hope I may here be permitted to repeat my expression of gratitude to him; and to add that, during the five years we were together, I received from him the most cordial friendship and steady assistance.
But a further question arises: Is passion different from reason also, or only a kind of reason; in which latter case, instead of three principles in the soul, there will only be two, the rational and the concupiscent; or rather, as the State was composed of three classes, traders, auxiliaries, counsellors, so may there not be in the individual soul a third element which is passion or spirit, and when not corrupted by bad education is the natural
auxiliary of reason
Gladly would I unfold in calm degrees a natural
history of the intellect, but what man has yet been able to mark the steps and boundaries of that transparent essence?