If I examine an act I performed a moment ago
in approximately the same circumstances as those I am in now, my action appears to me undoubtedly free.
And all through we come on lines like these full of color and detail, which tell us of the life of those folk of long ago
It was my own doing, not leaving the country, and nearly a year ago
Marfa Petrovna gave me back the document on my name- day and made me a present of a considerable sum of money, too.
But under this immediate personal trial Nancy was so firmly unmurmuring, that years ago
she had suddenly renounced the habit of visiting this drawer, lest she should in this way be cherishing a longing for what was not given.
Heidegger, with a sigh, "this same withered and crumbling flower, blossomed five and fifty years ago
the lord of the manor planted certain fruit trees on our farm; in the best part of it, too -- a grievous wrong and shame --"
The Trifels people, in their day, five hundred years ago
, could go and muse over majestic ruins that have vanished, now, to the last stone.
After all, they were less human and more remote than our cannibal ancestors of three or four thousand years ago
It was polished and hard, and in as excellent a state of preservation as if the dread tragedy on Calvary had occurred yesterday instead of eighteen centuries ago
More than twenty years ago
," she said with a soft huskiness in her voice, and a tremor and a sweetness, as if she did not know that in twenty years all love stories are grown mouldy.