therefore belong to nations whose intelligence is but half awakened. Here, on the contrary, we
have to do with people fully conscious of what they were and what they were about. The domain
of reality — actually seen, or capable of being so — affords a very different basis in point of
firmness from that fugitive and shadowy element, in which were engendered those legends and鈥擩
poetic dreams whose historical prestige vanishes, as soon as nations have attained a mature鈥擩
Such original historians, then, change the events, the deeds and the states of society with which鈥擩
they are conversant, into an object for the conceptive faculty. The narratives they leave us cannot,鈥擩
therefore, be very comprehensive in their range. Herodotus, Thucydides, Guieciardini, may be鈥擩
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- 1the light upon them. They led upward. He mounted cautiously,
- 2either with his mother or myself, he shall not have a penny
- 3the miraculous accounts of Christ’s Death and Resurrection,
- 4in the untruth may seem at first sight most expedient.
- 5the sailors bought with a stick of tobacco, of the value
- 6either with his mother or myself, he shall not have a penny
- 7are therein, they would have done little harm to anyone.
- 8of this he noticed that Mr. Hughes looked grave and was
- 9but he had not been as idle as he appeared to have been.
- 10but he never missed a chance of breaking the rules in this
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- ‘beware’ for nothing.” They were soon anxious for
- he could only manage to sprinkle a pinch of salt, as it
- But to return to my story. It transpired afterwards that
- the kindly, sensible person that Ernest wanted in order
- stars and waiting. He had lain thus and there many nights
- of seeing his way again, and confident of rising some day
- he thought of his father and mother, his pulse quickened,
- It puzzled him, however, that he should not have known
- Obviously, the tide was rising; and, after seeking vainly
- had not made his present discovery till years later, when