He was more vague in my mind than a type should be.
Yes, I suppose he's a type. Dress clothes every evening; knows the ropes; calls every policeman and waiter in town by their first names.
Since the objects of imitation are men in action, and these men must be either of a higher or a lower type
(for moral character mainly answers to these divisions, goodness and badness being the distinguishing marks of moral differences), it follows that we must represent men either as better than in real life, or as worse, or as they are.
The American types here are not, I am sorry to say, so interesting as they might be, and, excepting myself; are exclusively feminine.
But this New England maiden is, in her way, a strange type: she is travelling all over Europe alone--"to see it," she says, "for herself." For herself!
Now what does this remarkable law of the succession of the same types
within the same areas mean?
And just as the old system of valuing, which only extolled the qualities favourable to the weak, the suffering, and the oppressed, has succeeded in producing a weak, suffering, and "modern" race, so this new and reversed system of valuing ought to rear a healthy, strong, lively, and courageous type
, which would be a glory to life itself.
It is a universal rule that each of a pair of opposites of this type
has reference to that to which the particular 'positive' is natural.
In truth, the modern "novel of character" needs some such interest, to lift it sufficiently above the humdrum of life; as men's horizons are enlarged by religion, of whatever type
it may be-- and we may say at once that the religious type
which is dear to Mrs.
"That's the type
of young soldier who's going to carry us through, if any one can," Major Thomson agreed cheerfully.
THERE are some qualities -- some incorporate things, That have a double life, which thus is made A type
of that twin entity which springs From matter and light, evinced in solid and shade.
Indeed when their bases are of the most degraded type
(not more than the eighth part of an inch in size), they can hardly be distinguished from Straight Lines or Women; so extremely pointed are their vertices.