With all its gifts and opportunities it was a melancholy life-- melancholy with something not altogether explained by the somewhat pessimistic philosophy exposed in the Journal
, nor by the consumptive tendency of Amiel's physical constitution, causing him from a very early date to be much preoccupied with the effort to reconcile himself with the prospect of death, and reinforcing the far from sanguine temperament of one intellectually also a poitrinaire.
I assure you my journal
is going to be a splendid thing.
In a word, without going over all the journals
in the world, there was not a scientific publication, from the Journal
of Evangelical Missions to the Revue Algerienne et Coloniale, from the Annales de la Propagation de la Foi to the Church Missionary Intelligencer, that had not something to say about the affair in all its phases.
The reading-matter in my copy of the Munich journal
consists of a total of 1,654 words --for I counted them.
Nature may have done something, but I am sure it must be essentially assisted by the practice of keeping a journal
The affair ended in our going to the State capital, where my father found work as a reporter of legislative proceedings for one of the daily journals
, and I was taken into the office as a compositor.
Jones had drunk a glass of toddy, he brought forth from its secret place his proper journal
, and, seating himself by the table, he prepared to transfer the contents of the slate to the paper, at the same time that he appeased his curiosity.
That awful journal
gets hold of my imagination and tinges everything with something of its own color.
After replacing the journal
and the correspondence in the case, the one paper left on the table was a letter.
Among the herd of journals
which are published in the States, there are some, the reader scarcely need be told, of character and credit.
Objection That The Number of Members Will Not Be Augmented as the Progress of Population Demands Considered For the Independent Journal
Wednesday, February 20, 1788
I have just come from the printing-office of the ministerial journal
(where I carried from the general-secretary an obituary notice of Monsieur de la Billardiere), and I there read an article which will appear to-night about you, which has given me the highest opinion of your character and talents.