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Halaman 45 - This dish of meat is too good for any but Anglers, or very honest men ; and I trust, you will prove both, and therefore I have trusted you with this secret.
Halaman 52 - ... business, I walk out, sit down now and then, look out for objects in nature around me, that are in unison or harmony with the cogitations of my fancy, and workings of my bosom; humming every now and then the air, with the verses I have framed. When I feel my muse beginning to jade, I retire to the solitary fireside of my study, and there commit my effusions to paper; swinging at intervals on the hind legs of my elbowchair, by way of calling forth my own critical strictures, as my pen goes on....
Halaman 54 - And what if all of animated nature Be but organic Harps diversely fram'd. That tremble into thought, as o'er them sweeps Plastic and vast, one intellectual breeze. At once the Soul of each, and God of all?
Halaman 52 - I consider the poetic sentiment correspondent to my idea of the musical expression ; then chuse my theme ; begin one stanza : when that is composed, which is generally the most difficult part of the business, I walk out, sit down now...
Halaman 41 - ... unconscious sleep. Two of our most distinguished professors in this institution have had such an experience, as they tell me ; and one of them has often assured me that he never dreams. Somnambulism and double-consciousness offer another series of illustrations. Many of my audience remember a...
Halaman 48 - Are you bit, or are you not, sirrahs ? " — Swift's Journal to Stella, letter xv. Even when wide awake, so keen and robust a mind as Swift's was capable of a strange momentary aberration in the days of its full vigor. " I have my mouth full of water, and was going to spit it out, because I reasoned with myself, 'How could I write when my mouth was full...
Halaman 15 - The very spirits of a man prey upon the daily portion of bread and flesh, and every meal is a rescue from one death, and lays up for another ; and while we think a thought, we die; and the clock strikes and reckons on our portion of eternity; we form our words with the breath of our nostrils, we have the less to live upon for every word we speak.
Halaman 10 - must be as thoroughly understood as the musical box or clock which goes of itself by a spring or weight. A slight congestion or softening of the brain shows the least materialistic of philosophers that he must recognize the strict dependence of mind upon its organ in the only condition of life with which we are experimentally acquainted; and, what all...
Halaman 48 - The more we examine the mechanism of thought, the more we shall see that the automatic, unconscious action of the mind enters largely into all its processes.
Halaman 47 - I have desired Apronia to be always careful, especially about the legs. Pray, do you see any such great wit in that sentence ? I must freely own that I do not. But party carries every thing now-a-days, and what a splutter have I heard about the wit of that saying, repeated with admiration about a hundred times in half an hour.

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