Reflective essay examples english assignments

O you who stand there in the battle, I earnestly desire the beginning of the slaughter, my soul longs for the murderous fray. What is called affection, is in reality nothing but habitual sympathy. Again, the application of this test to any particular book can generally be made only by an expert. Similarly, when we undertake to pronounce on the moral worth of our species. No doubt there is a certain degree of truth in this, but the analysis of American tongues leans decidedly toward classing primitive man among the _visuaires_. In the circulation category comes the record of the hall or library use of books, the reference use, and the books outstanding at any particular time. I say farce, but with the enfeebled humour of our times the word is a misnomer; it is the farce of the old English humour, the terribly serious, even savage comic humour, the humour which spent its last breath on the decadent genius of Dickens. _Ant._ My good Knave, _Eros_, now thy Captain is Even such a body, &c. _tuba_, father; _oguba_, his father; _xerub_, my father. As taste and good judgment, when they are considered as qualities which deserve praise and admiration, are supposed to imply a delicacy of sentiment and an acuteness of understanding not commonly to be met with; so the virtues of sensibility and self-command are not apprehended to consist in the ordinary, but in the uncommon degrees of those qualities. Swinburne was not tormented by the restless desire to penetrate to the heart and marrow of a poet, any more than he was tormented by the desire to render the finest shades of difference and resemblance between several poets. Some architects have not yet learned the difference between an independent library and a branch of the same size and probable circulation. There is too wide a gap between the highest monkeys and the reflective essay examples english assignments human species in this continent.[29] Discoveries of fossil apes might bridge this, but none such has been reported. The man who, under the greatest calamities, can command his sorrow, seems worthy of the highest admiration; but he who, in the fulness of prosperity, can in the same manner master his joy, seems hardly to deserve any praise. But the misfortune is, we wish to have all the advantages on one side. She does not act the character—she _is_ it, looks it, breathes it. The Ostrogoths, allowing for the short duration of their nationality, were even more exposed to the influences of Rome. When such imperial and royal reformers, therefore, condescend to contemplate the constitution of the country which is committed to their government, they seldom see any thing so wrong in it as the obstructions which it may sometimes oppose to the execution of their own will. Always remember in discussing these statistics that they are not so much a record of work done as a rough proportional indication of that work, and are therefore of relative, not of absolute interest. You might at first think it a drinking song; but the drunkenness it refers to is the intoxication of battle, the _Berserkerwuth_ of the Norse Vikings; the flowers which he sings are the war-shields with their gay ornaments; and the fertile plains which he lauds are those which are watered with the blood of heroes. Observation and accurate description will never result in duplication. This is a correct verbal statement, but it is liable to be misunderstood. Language has been built up by men living the social life, and interested in common forms of experience; and the word laughable and all similar words undoubtedly refer to such common forms. Certainly in these days, when, as the Berlin Hofschneider is said to have observed to Prince Bismarck at the Opera Ball, society is rather mixed (_ein bischen gemischt_), rational men might be expected to leave this kind of homage to the weak-minded. The fineness of the drawing is what fixes the eye. Thus the latter, when treating of adultery, simply provides that the accused must clear himself by oath, or be held guilty of the charge; but a commentary on it, written in 1664, assumes that as the crime is a peculiarly secret one recourse must be at once had to torture where there is colorable ground for suspicion.[1544] About this time we also find, in the increasing rigor and gradual systematizing of the Inquisition, an evidence of the growing disposition to resort to torture, and a powerful element in extending and facilitating its introduction. It is easy to say, “Why, of course, any one would think of that!” Only no one ever did think of it. The friendship which we conceive for a man is different from that with which a woman affects us, even where there is no mixture of any grosser passion. —– CHAP. Even if he is solely engaged in trying to understand Congreve, this will make all the difference: inasmuch as to understand anything is to understand from a point of view. But their corruption has extended very far. The centre of each vortex being thus occupied by the most active and movable parts of matter, there was necessarily among them, a more violent agitation than in any other part of the vortex, and this violent agitation of the centre cherished and supported the movement of the whole. By lying idle, as by standing still, we are confined to the same trite, narrow round of topics: by continuing our efforts, as by moving forwards in a road, we extend our views, and discover continually new tracts of country. They are a sort of fixtures in this way. Until she remarried or her sons were of age to bear arms she was exempt from all legal process—a provision evidently intended to relieve her from the duel in which suits were liable to terminate.[419] In some regions greater restrictions were imposed on the facility for such appeals to the sword. catalog is 17. A. Who starve, and who live in plenty? Objection was at once made by various members. Nowhere reflective essay examples english assignments does there seem to reflection to be quite such a disproportion between effort and its doubtful reward as in these labours of the hot and panting to win a footing on the fashionable terrain. So that on the whole we may say that the performance was an interesting one. He views them with malignity and envy, and, in talking of them, often endeavours, as much as he can, to extenuate and lessen whatever are the grounds upon which their superiority is supposed to be founded. What different ideas are formed in different nations concerning the beauty of the human shape and countenance? According to Plato, the Deity formed the soul of the world out of that substance which is always the same, that is, out of Species or Universals; out of that which is always different, that is, out of corporeal substances; and out of a substance that was of a middle nature between these, which it is not easy to understand what he meant by. Chartered privileges had accumulated around it, such as we have already seen in the case of the judicial duel, and these privileges were shared reflective essay examples english assignments or held by prelates and churches and monasteries. Siddons act;—which is as if it happened yesterday; and the reason is because it has been something for me to think of ever since. Here we may pause for a moment to ask: What right has a library to inflict any penalties at all? are questions which have been often furiously agitated by celebrated doctors both civil and ecclesiastical. It will also be noted, however, that none but small libraries find it good policy to place all their books on open shelves. By so doing, they may destroy, but they can never give, the spirit by which alone good can be done. the county is bigger than the map at any rate: the representation falls short of the reality, by a million degrees, and you would omit it altogether in order to arrive at a balance of power in the non-entities of the understanding, and call this keeping within the bounds of sense and reason? This extraordinary collocation of ideas did not escape the notice of Ximenez, and he undertakes to explain it by suggestion that as syphilis arises from cohabitation with many different women, and this is a privilege only of the great and powerful, so the name came to be applied to the chiefs and nobles, and to their god.[137] Of course, syphilis has no such origin; but if the Indians thought it had, and considered it a proof of extraordinary genetic power, it would be a plausible supposition that they applied this term to their divinity as being the type of the fecundating principle. Moore gives no description of what she saw on the sixth and seventh days, and is presumably referring to a vague resemblance to a rudiment of a smile which had no {166} expressive significance; and some things in Preyer’s account lead us to infer that he is speaking of a less highly developed smile than Darwin.[100] All that can certainly be said, then, is that the movements of a smile, as an expression of pleasure, undergo a gradual process of development, and that an approach to a perfect smile of pleasure occurs some time in the second month of life. The position of the open mouth during a broad smile was, we may reason, in itself favourable to the production of vocal sounds. I agree that no style is good, that is not fit to be spoken or read aloud with effect. THE CURIOUS HOAX OF THE TAENSA LANGUAGE. They are by turns engrossing and boresome, but they are like the boy who has, all by himself, picked out a succession of chords on the piano. Your clients will have their products advertised gratis, in a place where space could not be bought for a million dollars a square foot. {43} If there is any envy in the case, we never feel the least propensity towards it; and if there is none, we give way to it without any reluctance. This might be expected, since the formal group, of whatever kind, began its evolution later than the individual. Farther, it was a distinction that the writer of this Essay would not make to be a Prince of the Blood. His temper led him rather to adopt pacific measures, in sapping by the forms of law the foundations of the feudal power, than to break it down by force of arms as his predecessors had attempted. Neither the material Essence of body could, according to him, exist actually without being determined by some Specific Essence, to some particular class of things, nor any Specific Essence without being embodied in some particular portion of matter. That some such chain subsists betwixt all her seemingly disjointed phenomena, they are necessarily led to conceive; and that magnanimity and cheerfulness which all generous natures acquire who are bred in civilized societies, where they have so few occasions to feel their weakness, and so many to be conscious of their strength and security, renders them less disposed to employ, for this connecting chain, those invisible beings whom the fear and ignorance of their rude forefathers had engendered. In a certain kind of impulsive person, for example, there discloses itself to the humorous eye an almost admirable consistency in the recurring inconsistencies; while, on the other hand, in another sort of character, that eye will rather spy an inconsistency within the limits of a quality, as when a person, on the whole generous, lapses into a kind of niggardliness in certain small particulars of expenditure, as if to show that even a moral quality, firmly planted, needs the sunlight of intelligence. They take too narrow a view. They will be more willing, perhaps, to admit that our sense of the merit of good actions is founded upon a sympathy with the gratitude of the persons who receive the benefit of them; because gratitude, as well as all the other benevolent passions, is regarded as an amiable principle, which can take nothing from the worth of whatever is founded upon it. It has, indeed, one characteristic which seems to favour the {42} view that the bodily resonance is everything, namely, that it is easily induced in a mechanical or quasi-mechanical manner. Enlightened lawgivers not only shared, to a greater or less extent, in this confidence, but were also disposed to regard the duel with favor as the most practical remedy for the crime of false swearing which was everywhere prevalent. They deal in the miseries of human life. He makes his way, or loses it, between two paths of definite direction. Another child of his, when sixty-five days old, accompanied his smile by “noises very like laughter”. There can be no doubt of their human origin or of their great antiquity; but no geologist need be informed of the difficulty of assigning an age to volcanic strata, especially in a tropical country, subject to earthquakes, subsidence and floods.[28] It would not be in accordance with my present purpose to examine the numerous alleged finds of human remains in the strata of the tertiary and quaternary. Their imagination, in the mean time, anticipated that fame which was in future times to be bestowed upon them. It is indestructible.