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Confidence

By: Henry James

...erving the composition of the little picture of which I have indicated the elements, and of which the parapet of the terrace would form the fore- grou... ...- ing things out than this proposal that his friend should come and make a chemical analysis—a geometrical sur- vey—of the lady of his love. “That I s... ... as a specimen. Gordon was away from home during much of the day; he had a chemical labora- tory in which he was greatly interested, and which he took...

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The Voyage of the Beagle

By: Charles Darwin

...tly an extension of that law, and the effect of those same causes, whether chemical or mechanical, from which it results that a vast majority of the v... ...panish colonies do not, like our British ones, carry within themselves the elements of growth. Many Indians of pure blood reside here: the tribe of th... ...in and snow fell. As far as we could make out, he seemed to con- sider the elements themselves as the avenging agents: it is evident in this case, how... ...this case, how naturally, in a race a little more advanced in culture, the elements would become personified. What the “bad wild men” were, has always... ...till night, after having been so long in- volved in the din of the warring elements! January 15th, 1833. — The Beagle anchored in Goeree Roads. Captai... ...ow and then is cleared out, and thrown into a common heap. A great deal of chemical action then commences, salts of various kinds effloresce on the su... ...s say, to gen- erate the metal) are longer. There can be no doubt that the chemical action, already mentioned, each time liberates fresh gold from som... ... not decreased from the want of novelty, even in the slightest degree. The elements of the scenery are so simple, that they are worth mentioning, as a...

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The Golden Bowl

By: Henry James

.... In making which remark, with its apparently so limited enumeration of my elements, I naturally am brought up against the fact of the fundamental few... ... test—in other words to begin to re read—was at once to get nearer all its elements and so, as by the next felicity, feel it purged of every doubt. It... ... of the sorry businesses of “The American,” for instance, where, given the elements and the essence, the long stored grievance of the subject bristlin... ...on, his hands and the hair of his head, might have been steeped as in some chemical bath: the effect was nowhere in particular, yet he constantly felt... ...n by the father and the daughter did really little else than deal with the elements definitely presented to each in the vibration produced by the retur... ...profit at will. A pleasant hush, for that matter, had fallen on most of the elements while she lingered apart with her companion; it involved, this ser... ...ion of how, in the snug laboratory of her afterthought, she should be able chemically to analyse it. There were moments positively, still beyond this,...

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Biographical Essays

By: Thomas de Quincey

...ive nature, in the complex system of a human life; a life in which all the elements move and play simultaneously, and with something more than mere si... ...ignorance, should leave behind him all modern re- sources of chemistry, of chemical agriculture, or of steam- power. Hazlitt had read nothing. Unacqua... ...tion lies in the key of the evolu- tion, in the law of the succession. The elements are nothing without the atmosphere that moulds, and the dynamic fo...

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Notes on Life and Letters

By: Joseph Conrad

...s many others have done, I had “sensed it”—that promised land of steel, of chemical dyes, of method, of efficiency; that race planted in the middle of... ... winter of ’81, not of war, truly, but of a fairly lively contest with the elements which were very angry indeed. There had been a troublesome week of... ...even the best position has its dangers on account of the fickleness of the elements. But I think that, left untrammelled to the individual effort of i...

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Leaves of Grass

By: Walt Whitman

...ames. Leaves of Grass –Whitman 35 17 Expanding and swift, henceforth, Elements, breeds, adjustments, turbulent, quick and audacious, A world pr... ...ipper speeds by under full sail. Allons! with power, liberty, the earth, the elements, Health, defiance, gayety, self esteem, curiosity; Allons! from ... ...man the glory of his daily walk and trade, To sing in songs how exercise and chemical life are never to be baffled, To manual work for each and all, t... ...interminable rivers, you are immense and interminable as they, These furies, elements, storms, motions of Nature, throes of apparent dissolution, you ... ...ter or mistress over them, Master or mistress in your own right over Nature, elements, pain, passion, dissolution. The hopples fall from your ankles, ... ...s with his thrift, The droves and crops increase, the barns are well fill’d. Elements merge in the night, ships make tacks in the dreams, The sailor s...

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The French Revolution a History

By: Thomas Carlyle

...kmen in all crafts, with their cunning head and right-hand, tamed the Four Elements to be their ministers; yoking the winds to their Sea-chariot, maki... ...bayonets. Singular, but undeni- able,—miraculous or not!—But thus may any chemical liquid; though cooled to the freezing-point, or far lower, still c... ...hes wholly into ice. Thus has France, for long months and even years, been chemically dealt with; brought below zero; and now, shaken by the Fall of a... ...fter phasis of fever-frenzy;—’till the frenzy burning itself out, and what elements of new Order it held (since all Force holds such) de- 135 Thomas ... ...lution is not of the consolidating kind. Do not fires, fevers, sown seeds, chemical mixtures, men, events; all embodiments of Force that work in this ... ...nd con- tinual meal-mobs? Undebauched Soldiers, be there plot, or only dim elements of a plot, are always good. Did not the Versailles Municipality (a... ...ce is as a monstrous Galvanic Mass, wherein all sorts of far stranger than chemical galvanic or electric forces and substances are at work; electrifyi... ... to maintain itself, while it can. Here, as in that Commixture of the Four Elements did the Anarch Old, has an august Assembly spread its pavil- ion; ... ...pected arena, on this last day of February 1791, the Three long-contending elements of French Society, dashed forth into singular comico- tragical col...

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The Egoist : A Comedy in Narrative

By: George Meredith

...ay per annum, at the same time showing his acquaintance with the first, or chemical, principles of generosity, in the remark to friends at home, that ... ...l, he calls himself a Patterne, he is undoubtedly a man of courage, he has elements of our blood, and the name. I think I am to be approved for desiri... ...I am sorry, but such was your decision, my friend. I have, you see, Clara, elements in me—” “Dreadful!” “Exert your persuasive powers with Vernon. You... ...ing for a week or two. Lead him to some ideas 103 George Meredith of her.—Elements in me, I was remarking, which will no more bear to be handled care... ...se who have not done so have repented.” “You do not speak to others of the elements in you,” said Clara. “I certainly do not: I have but one bride,” w... ...e: she was pure of will: fire rather than ice. And in beginning to see the elements she was made of she did not shuffle them to a heap with her sweet ...

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Magnum Bonum or Mother Careys Brood

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...l of education to be able to work with her little cousins. The incongruous elements were the two elder girls, who could by no means study together, si... ...en was gone to Eton, but Janet and Bobus had many dis- cussions over their chemical experiments, about possibilities and probabilities, odd compounds ... ...had you been doing?” inquired Mary, at sight of the brown stains. “T rying chemical experiments with Bobus,” said her mother. “Yes!” cried Janet, “and... ...dearest. If Allen does not take to it now, I am sure Bobus will be a great chemical discoverer, able to give all his time and spare no expense, and th... ...ath- ematical instruments and various books; Bobus’s purchases were divers chemical appliances and a pocket microscope, also what he thrust into Jessi...

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War and Peace

By: Leo Tolstoy, Graf

...: with questions of the threefold designation of God, the three primordial elements—sulphur, mercury, and salt—or the meaning of the square and all th... ...r all is one, all is known in its entirety and life. The Trinity—the three elements of matter—are sulphur, mercury, and salt. Sul- phur is of an oily ... ...nd become comprehensible to man only when he examines arbitrarily selected elements of that motion; but at the same time, a large proportion of human ... ...omes from the arbitrary division of continuous motion into dis- continuous elements. There is a well known, so-called sophism of the ancients consisti... ...sulted from this: that motion was arbitrarily divided into discon- tinuous elements, whereas the motion both of Achilles and of the tortoise was conti... ...dino and the pillage of Moscow it had borne within itself, as it were, the chemical elements of dissolu- tion. The members of what had once been an ar... ...y differs from any other force. The forces of gravitation, electricity, or chemical affinity are only distin- guished from one another in that they ar... ...dies, the undefinable essence of the forces of heat and electricity, or of chemical affinity, or of the vital force, forms the content of astronomy, p...

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Cousin Pons

By: Honoré de Balzac

...tate, are usually just as they were before. They fulfil, in some sort, the chemical and physical functions of bodies which conduct electricity; at tim... ...Rue de la Perle and the Rue de Normandie; so impatient was he to know the “elements of the case” (to use his own expression), that he was coming to se... ...ng in this packing process—saw with the sharp pain that dissolves the very elements of thought. “Do as you vill—” he answered mechanically. The inno- ...

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To Build a Fire : And Other Stories

By: Jack London

...end to their wills all creeping, crawl ing things, and the powers of the very elements themselves. Yes, the white men were strange and wonderful, and... ...the affair to the test, as in the laboratory he would have put to the test any chemical reaction. He increased his feigned ardor for the bushwoman, at... ... chance, and it contained the speech and wisdom of the stars. What engines and elements and mastered forces, what lore and mysteries and destiny contr...

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The Brothers Karamazov

By: Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky

...ghtest arrierepensee “I start from the position that this confusion of elements, that is, of the essential principles of Church and State, will, o... ... that it is impossible for them to mingle, and that the confusion of these elements cannot lead to any consistent or even normal results, for there is... ...all through your science. Once there used to be at- oms, five senses, four elements, and then everything hung *I think, therefore I am. 608 THE BROT... ...me extinct, been frozen; cracked, broken to bits, dis- integrated into its elements, again ‘the water above the firma- ment,’ then again a comet, agai... ...s watch (though to my thinking his watch must have long dissolved into its elements on the way), he cried out that those two seconds were worth walkin... ...m? Perhaps a whole constellation. But perhaps that constellation is only a chemical molecule. There’s a constellation of the Lion and the Sun. Don’t y...

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Life of Johnson

By: James Boswell

.... In this sense it is peculiarly the literature of truth and authenticity. Elements of imagina- tion and speculation must enter into all other forms o... ...ly. The truth is, that he was not so well qualified for being a teacher of elements, and a conductor in learning by regular gradations, as men of infe... ...arriage, be- ing chiefly occupied in reading Dr. Watson’s second volume of Chemical Essays, which he liked very well, and his own Prince of Abyssinia,...

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Resurrection

By: Mrs. Louis Maude

...bles. The postmortem ex amination of the body of the said Smelkoff and the chemical analysis of his intestines proved beyond doubt the presence of poi... ...ic features of that very painful phenomenon, the corruption to which those elements of our present-day society, which are, so 76 Resurrection to say,... ...s, such as Maslova. Guard it from infection; guard the innocent and strong elements of society from contagion or even destruction.” And as if himself ...

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Anna Karenina

By: Leo Tolstoy, Graf

...ise an outcry that radicalism was threatening to swallow up all conservative elements, and that the government ought to take measures to crush the rev... ...ishtchev was writing something. “Yes, I’m writing the second part of the Two Elements,” said Golenishtchev, coloring with pleasure at the question—“th... ...first moment felt embarrassed at not even knowing of the first part of the Two Elements, of which the author spoke as something well known. But as Golen... ...is opinions and Vronsky was able to follow them even without knowing the Two Elements, he listened to him with some inter est, for Golenishtchev spok... ..., there was going on a transformation of matter in accordance with physical, chemical, and physiological laws. And in all of us, as well as in the asp...

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Great Expectations

By: Charles Dickens

... be told—.” Here Camilla put her hand to her throat, and began to be quite chemical as to the formation of new combinations there. When this same Matt... ... some inches out of his chair. “Hear this!” he helplessly exclaimed to the elements. “Babies are to be nutcrackered dead, for people’s poor grandpapa’...

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