I immediately examined the guide-book to see if these were important, and found they were; in fact, a pedestrian tour of Europe could not be complete without them.
So the two assumed complete mountaineering costumes and departed.
But even if- imagining a man quite exempt from all influences, examining only his momentary action in the present, unevoked by any cause- we were to admit so infinitely small a remainder of inevitability as equaled zero, we should even then not have arrived at the conception of complete freedom in man, for a being uninfluenced by the external world, standing outside of time and independent of cause, is no longer a man.
(1) However we may increase our knowledge of the conditions of space in which man is situated, that knowledge can never be complete, for the number of those conditions is as infinite as the infinity of space.
But besides this, even if, admitting the remaining minimum of freedom to equal zero, we assumed in some given case- as for instance in that of a dying man, an unborn babe, or an idiot- complete absence of freedom, by so doing we should destroy the very conception of man in the case we are examining, for as soon as there is no freedom there is also no man.
Ferguson, who, by his incredible attempt, was to link together the achievements of all these explorers, and complete
the series of African discovery.
Now the general is the bulwark of the State; if the bulwark is complete
at all points; the State will be strong; if the bulwark is defective, the State will be weak.
All they wanted was a good watch and food; for, short of a complete
surprise, they might have held the place against a regiment.
My life, in this earthly paradise, will be only complete when I hear from my darling Emily.
'My portraits,' Lady Doris remarked, 'are the only complete specimens.
In a fortnight more, at the longest, we shall, I hope, send you a copy of the letter, complete from the first line to the last.
Excepting certain instances, in which the morsels of the torn paper had been irretrievably lost--and in which it had been necessary to complete the sense in harmony with the writer's intention--the whole letter had been put together; and the promised copy of it was forwarded to me in Paris.