"There is a type of 'Man About Town' in New York," he answered.
"Excuse me," I interrupted, "but can you produce one of this type? It is a new thing to me.
The pursuit of my type gave a pleasant savour of life and interest to the air I breathed.
The American types
here are not, I am sorry to say, so interesting as they might be, and, excepting myself; are exclusively feminine.
Could not a rejuvenated Graeco-Roman system of valuing (once it had been refined and made more profound by the schooling which two thousand years of Christianity had provided) effect another such revolution within a calculable period of time, until that glorious type of manhood shall finally appear which is to be our new faith and hope, and in the creation of which Zarathustra exhorts us to participate?
In his private notes on the subject the author uses the expression "Superman" (always in the singular, by-the-bye), as signifying "the most thoroughly well-constituted type," as opposed to "modern man"; above all, however, he designates Zarathustra himself as an example of the Superman.
"In order to understand this type, we must first be quite clear in regard to the leading physiological condition on which it depends: this condition is what I call GREAT HEALTHINESS.
Now, those facts which form the matter of the affirmation or denial are not propositions; yet these two are said to be opposed in the same sense as the affirmation and denial, for in this case also the type of antithesis is the same.
These two types of opposition are therefore distinct.
Robert Elsmere was a type
of a large class of minds which cannot be sure that the sacred story is true.
Now what does this remarkable law of the succession of the same types within the same areas mean?
On the theory of descent with modification, the great law of the long enduring, but not immutable, succession of the same types within the same areas, is at once explained; for the inhabitants of each quarter of the world will obviously tend to leave in that quarter, during the next succeeding period of time, closely allied though in some degree modified descendants.