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.
measure of this power is the resistance of circumstances.
Silence being, thus, both natural
to her and imposed upon her, the only other remark that her mother's friends were in the habit of making about it was that it was neither a stupid silence nor an indifferent silence.
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.
This fundamental subject of Natural
Selection will be treated at some length in the fourth chapter; and we shall then see how Natural
Selection almost inevitably causes much Extinction of the less improved forms of life and induces what I have called Divergence of Character.
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?
parts were not of the first rate, but he had greatly improved them by a learned education.
It was natural
that Henry should do this and cause Helen to do that, and then think her wrong for doing it; natural
that she herself should think him wrong; natural
that Leonard should want to know how Helen was, and come, and Charles be angry with him for coming--natural
, but unreal.