The American Exchange and Review, Volume 21

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Whiting & Company, 1872 - Finance

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Page 253 - Universal History, the history of what man has accomplished in this world, is at bottom the History of the Great Men who have worked here.
Page 165 - I see no reason whatever that justice may not be done to the few fragments of soul and tatters of understanding which they may really possess. I have sometimes perhaps felt a little uneasy at Exeter Change from contrasting the monkeys with the 'prentice boys who...
Page 257 - Before he can re-make his society, his society must make him. So that all those changes of which he is the proximate initiator have their chief causes in the generations he descended from. If there is to be anything like a real explanation of these changes, it must be sought in that aggregate of conditions out of which both he and they have arisen.
Page 249 - A government cannot have too much of the kind of activity which, does not impede, but aids and stimulates, individual exertion and development. The mischief begins when, instead of calling forth the activity and powers of individuals and bodies, it substitutes its own activity for theirs ; when, instead of informing, advising, and, upon occasion, denouncing, it makes them work in fetters, or bids them stand aside and does their work instead of them.
Page 25 - Thomas' hospital, of a man who was in a state of stupor in consequence of an injury of the head. On his partial recovery, he spoke a language which nobody in the hospital understood, but which was soon ascertained to be Welsh. It was then discovered that he had been thirty years absent from Wales, and, before the accident, had entirely forgotten his native language. On his perfect recovery, he completely forgot his Welsh again, and recovered the English language.
Page 30 - I took the man and sat him in the chair, where I saw him as distinctly as if he had been before me in his own proper person — I may almost say more vividly. I looked from time to time at the imaginary figure, then worked with my pencil, then referred to the countenance, and so on, just as I should...
Page 97 - When Ra Mbithi, the pride of Somosomo, was lost at sea, seventeen of his wives were killed ; and after the news of the massacre of the Namena people, in 1839, eighty women were strangled to accompany the spirits of their murdered husbands.
Page 172 - I am very far indeed from wishing to imply any agreement in the common notion that " great wits to madness nearly are allied ; " on the contrary, my studies have led to the conviction that nothing is less like genius than insanity, although some men of genius have had occasional attacks ; and further, that I have never observed any trace of the insane temperament in Dickens's works, or life, they being indeed singularly free even from the eccentricities which often accompany exceptional powers ;...
Page 160 - They collect in great numbers, as if they had been all summoned for the occasion; a few of the flock sit with drooping heads...
Page 175 - ... general relations of things. Compared with that of Fielding or Thackeray, his was merely an animal intelligence, ie, restricted to perceptions. On this ground his early education was more fruitful and less injurious than it would have been to a nature constructed on a more reflective and intellectual type. It furnished him with rare and valuable experience, early developed his sympathies with the lowly and struggling, and did not starve any intellectual ambition. He never was and never would...

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