From the first the mere anecdote, the mere statement I might say, that such a thing had happened on the high seas, appeared to me a sufficient subject
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.
In Ionia and the islands the epic poets followed the Homeric tradition, singing of romantic subjects
in the now stereotyped heroic style, and showing originality only in their choice of legends hitherto neglected or summarily and imperfectly treated.
When I became interested in the subject
towards the end of the eighteen-seventies, Melville Bell was dead; but Alexander J.
Thus much by way of introduction; for I could not but just touch upon this subject
, though I could not go through a complete investigation of it, as it properly belongs to another question: let us at present suppose so much, that a man's happiest life, both as an individual and as a citizen, is a life of virtue, accompanied with those enjoyments which virtue usually procures.
The Same Subject
Continued (The House of Representatives) For the Independent Journal.
I will; and first tell me, Do you admit that it is just or subjects
to obey their rulers?
We know that man has the faculty of becoming completely absorbed in a subject
however trivial it may be, and that there is no subject
so trivial that it will not grow to infinite proportions if one's entire attention is devoted to it.
It may often happen on the stage, that an actor, by possessing in a preeminent degree the external qualities necessary to give effect to comedy, may be deprived of the right to aspire to tragic excellence; and in painting or literary composition, an artist or poet may be master exclusively of modes of thought, and powers of expression, which confine him to a single course of subjects
By being 'present in a subject
' I do not mean present as parts are present in a whole, but being incapable of existence apart from the said subject
Only in the Northern Beetle, in a comic article on the singer Drabanti, who had lost his voice, there was a contemptuous allusion to Koznishev's book, suggesting that the book had been long ago seen through by everyone, and was a subject
of general ridicule.
A Chancery judge once had the kindness to inform me, as one of a company of some hundred and fifty men and women not labouring under any suspicions of lunacy, that the Court of Chancery, though the shining subject
of much popular prejudice (at which point I thought the judge's eye had a cast in my direction), was almost immaculate.