and god immortality. Iii.): Like to an almond tree y-mounted high Upon the lofty and celestial mount Of evergreen Selinus, quaintly deck’d With blooms more white than Erycina’s brows, Whose tender blossoms tremble every one At every little breath that thorough heaven is blown. We have a strong itch to show off and do the honours of civilization for all the great men whose works we have ever read, and whose names our auditors have never heard of, as noblemen’s lacqueys, in the absence of their masters, give themselves airs of superiority over every one else. And is it not better that truth and nature should speak this imperfect but heart-felt language, than be entirely dumb? Neither is our deference to the inclinations founded chiefly, or altogether, upon a regard to the utility of such submission, and to the order of society, which is best supported by it. This motive must characterize our whole style and deportment. This volume bears the following title: _Grammaire et Vocabulaire de la Langue Taensa, avec Textes Traduits et Commentes par J. It is an innocent amusement so long as no fraudulent use is made of the manufactured product; but the temptation to play a practical joke, and to palm off a deception on overeager linguists, is as great in languages as it is in arch?ology—and every antiquary knows how suspiciously he has to scrutinize each new specimen. According to that astronomer, if a straight line was drawn from the centre of each Planet to the Sun, and carried along by the periodical motion of the Planet, it would describe equal areas in equal times, though the Planet did not pass over equal spaces; and the same rule he found, took place nearly with regard to the Moon. The branch libraries in many of our cities are such local centers. Before I proceed to give an account of those different systems, I must observe, that the determination of this second question, though of the greatest importance in speculation, is of none in practice. From hence forward his Worship becomes as formidable to the Ale-Houses, as he was before Familiar; he sizes an Ale Pot, and takes the dimensions of Bread with great Dexterity and Sagacity. Instead of saying “I shall follow the road which you describe,” the construction is, “You describe, this road I shall follow;” and instead of “I shall drown if I fall in the water,” it would be, “I fall in the water, I shall drown.” god and immortality The Mexican language introduces the relative clause by the word _in_, which is an article and demonstrative pronoun, or, if the proposition is a conditional one, by _intla_, which really signifies “within this,” and conveys the sense that the major is included within the conditions of the minor clause. Sans etre maitre de sentir ou de ne pas sentir, je le suis d’examiner plus ou moins ce que je sens. Possibly the best way to answer these may be to give a brief account of the way in which the work was done in these four cases. He wishes you to view him in no other light than that in which, when he places himself in your situation, he really views himself. The conflict between the impulse to laugh and the curbing will is distinctly disagreeable, and may readily grow into an acute suffering. Then he knows that he has been fooled by the _Zohol chich_. The paper is well written, and points out the defects of the portraits very fairly and judiciously. The above words show clearly that the natives did not in their method of writing analyze a word to its primitive phonetic elements. Thus, it is frequently easy to spy the stealthy advances of rudimentary tendencies which seem hardly to belong to us, and which we are disposed to disown; still more frequently, to light on a whole crop of little inconsequences which are due to the complexity of our soul’s workings, and to the irremovable circumstance that, however predominant some better part of us seems to be for the moment, the suppressed forces turn out to be only half-suppressed. How, then, in spite of such tenacity of American languages, have so many stocks come into existence? THE BOOKS OF CHILAN BALAM. Civilization in ancient America rose to its highest level among god and immortality the Mayas of Yucatan. He demonstrated, that, if the Planets were supposed to gravitate towards the Sun, and to one another, and at the same time to have had a projecting force originally impressed upon them, the primary ones might all describe ellipses in one of the foci of which that great luminary was placed; and the secondary ones might describe figures of the same kind round their respective primaries, without being disturbed by the continual motion of the centres of their revolutions. When a record is rejected for its words, the music, of course, must go with it, although as music it may be quite unexceptionable. In the Coutumier of Bordeaux, during the fourteenth century there is a significant declaration that the sages of old did not wish to deprive men of their liberties and privileges. The Chancellor must dislike her decisive tone, the rapidity of her movements! Where the cause of achievement or failure is obvious, this attitude needs no defense. If you compare several representative passages of the greatest poetry you see how great is the variety of types of combination, and also how completely any semi-ethical criterion of “sublimity” misses the mark. My grief, therefore, is entirely upon your account, and not in the least upon my own. It is agreeable to sympathize with joy; and wherever envy does not oppose it, our heart abandons itself with satisfaction to the highest transports of that delightful sentiment. ?????? Benedick and the other men who are gently brought to reason by schooling women have in their very perversity something amiable. By this is meant that its books and supplies must be purchased at fair rates, its salaries reasonably proportioned to quantity and quality of services rendered, its property economically administered. Do not mourn in the darkness of solitude, do not regulate your sorrow according to the indulgent sympathy of your intimate friends; return, as soon as possible, to the daylight of the world and of society. To the intention or affection of the heart, therefore, to the propriety or impropriety, to the beneficence or hurtfulness of the design, all praise or blame, all approbation or disapprobation, of any kind, which can justly be bestowed upon any action must ultimately belong. Thirdly, librarians are beginning to think of themselves as members of a profession. The disparity between the object imitating, and the object imitated, is much greater in the one art than in the other; and the pleasure arising from the imitation seems greater in proportion as this disparity is greater. Hunpe kin tu yalahti: “Huche capel mut tabb.” Tu a witch. These, with other peculiar appearances attending the same phenomena, were considered by many as inscrutable; but Sir Isaac Newton adjudged them to arise from the concurrence of two tides, one from the South Sea, and the other from the Indian Ocean. Is he “superficial” because he is not an expert cabinet-maker? ESSAY XXIV ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WRITING AND SPEAKING ‘Some minds are proportioned to that which may be dispatched at once, or within a short return of time: others to that which begins afar off, and is to be won with length of pursuit.’ LORD BACON. The person best fitted by nature for acquiring the former of those two sets of virtues, is likewise necessarily best fitted for acquiring the latter. But all animals, and men among the rest, feel some degree of this alarm, start, are roused and rendered circumspect and attentive by unusual and unexpected Sound. We may, upon many different occasions, plainly distinguish those two different emotions combining and uniting together in our sense of the good desert of a particular character or action. What is there in common, one might say, between a Peer of the Realm, and ‘that sea-beast,’ of those ‘Created hugest that swim the ocean-stream?’ Yet Burke has knit the two ideas together, and no man can put them asunder. Of course our teachers and parents and friends helped us along. There is an over-measure of candour and plainness. And we cannot say that his thinking is faulty or perverse—up to the point at which it is thinking. As in the beginnings of language, therefore, mankind seem to have evaded the invention of at least the more abstract prepositions, and to have expressed the same relations which these now stand for, by varying the termination of the co-relative term, so they likewise would naturally attempt to evade the necessity of inventing those more abstract pronouns by varying the termination of the verb, according as the event which it expressed was intended to be affirmed of the first, second, or third person. Still more may a pretty face be loved when it has no mental or spiritual qualities behind it. relieved them by abrogating the wholesome rule laid down by Bracton, and enacting that a debtor could wage his law with a sufficient number of conjurators in spite of any papers put forward in evidence by the creditor, who is curtly told to find his remedy in some other way. The unquestionable advantages which this offered to not the least influential part of a feudal community probably had something to do with its preservation. But it is obvious that a single phrase in this account may be but the apex of a whole pyramid of memories emanating from the critic’s technical training, his attitude towards the new departure, experiences highly coloured with emotion which a few notes of music may have evoked, and his mental condition at the time he heard the performance. His whole ambition is to obtain the approbation of his own fellow-citizens; and as they are all animated by the same hostile passions which animate himself, he can never please them so much as by enraging and offending their enemies. The poetic drama must have an emotional unity, let the emotion be whatever you like. And, according to him, it is equally absurd to call our moral faculties virtuous or vicious, morally good or evil. The sight of a smiling countenance, in the same manner, elevates even the pensive into that gay and airy mood, which disposes him to sympathize with, and share the joy which it expresses; and he feels his heart, which with thought and care was before that shrunk and depressed, instantly expanded and elated. His is a frail and feverish existence accordingly, and he soon exhausts himself in the tormenting pursuit—in the alternate excitement of his imagination and gratification of his vanity. Upon this disposition of mankind, to go along with all the passions of the rich and the powerful, is founded the distinction of ranks, and the order of society. When custom and fashion coincide with the natural principles of right and wrong, they heighten the delicacy of our sentiments, and increase our abhorrence for every thing which approaches to evil. There may be different organs to receive different material or concrete impressions, but surely only the mind can abstract the different impressions of the same sense from each other. Since, therefore, the mixture of any selfish motive, like that of a baser alloy, diminished or took away altogether the merit which would otherwise have belonged to any action, it was evident, he imagined, that virtue must consist in pure and disinterested benevolence alone. could yon gloomy pile reveal The thousand tales its records bear, And rend the dark mysterious seal That Time has fixed for ever there, Perchance ’twould tell of pain and care, The same unvarying round of woe, The same dark chain of human ills That links us all to life below.