Some things, again, are present in a subject
, but are never predicable of a subject
Both the typhoon and Captain MacWhirr presented themselves to me as the necessities of the deep conviction with which I approached the subject
of the story.
(heaven knows it is not exorbitant in its requirements!); for although I well know how hard it is for a man of genius with a seriously underrated subject
to maintain serene and kindly relations with the men who underrate it, and who keep all the best places for less important subjects
which they profess without originality and sometimes without much capacity for them, still, if he overwhelms them with wrath and disdain, he cannot expect them to heap honors on him.
(and obviously scarcely anyone had read it) it seemed absolutely clear that the whole book was nothing but a medley of high-flown phrases, not even--as suggested by marks of interrogation--used appropriately, and that the author of the book was a person absolutely without knowledge of the subject
. And all this was so wittingly done that Sergey Ivanovitch would not have disowned such wit himself.
was a German who kept a liquor-shop aud was an inveterate drunkard.
The most simple and familiar portion of time, applicable to the subject
was that of a year; and hence the doctrine has been inculcated by a laudable zeal, to erect some barrier against the gradual innovations of an unlimited government, that the advance towards tyranny was to be calculated by the distance of departure from the fixed point of annual elections.
She thought him needlessly ready to complain of a harmless proceeding--and she too returned to the subject
, after having proposed to drop it not a minute since!
I will; and first tell me, Do you admit that it is just or subjects
to obey their rulers?
And the deeper she penetrated, not with her mind only but with her whole soul, her whole being, into the subject
that absorbed her, the larger did that subject
grow and the weaker and more inadequate did her powers appear, so that she concentrated them wholly on that one thing and yet was unable to accomplish all that she considered necessary.
To my great surprise, I found it simply impossible to fix my mind on the subject
. Try as I might, my thoughts persisted in wandering from the letter to my mother, and concentrated themselves instead--on Miss Dunross?
As the romance is imperfect, we are not acquainted how the discovery takes place; but it is probably much in the same manner as in other narratives turning on the same subject
, where the host, apprehensive of death for having trespassed on the respect due to his Sovereign, while incognito, is agreeably surprised by receiving honours and reward.
Pope Julius the Second was assisted in reaching the papacy by a reputation for liberality, yet he did not strive afterwards to keep it up, when he made war on the King of France; and he made many wars without imposing any extraordinary tax on his subjects
, for he supplied his additional expenses out of his long thriftiness.