These STRULDBRUGS and I would mutually communicate our observations and memorials, through the course of time; remark the several gradations by which corruption steals into the world, and oppose it in every step, by giving perpetual warning and instruction to mankind; which, added to the strong influence of our own example
, would probably prevent that continual degeneracy of human nature so justly complained of in all ages.
Love for his posterity spurs him to exertion for their support, stimulates him to virtue for their example
, and fills him with the tenderest solicitude for their welfare.
So that the greatest advantage I derived from the study consisted in this, that, observing many things which, however extravagant and ridiculous to our apprehension, are yet by common consent received and approved by other great nations, I learned to entertain too decided a belief in regard to nothing of the truth of which I had been persuaded merely by example
and custom; and thus I gradually extricated myself from many errors powerful enough to darken our natural intelligence, and incapacitate us in great measure from listening to reason.
To these great examples
I wish to add a lesser one; still it bears some resemblance to them, and I wish it to suffice me for all of a like kind: it is Hiero the Syracusan.
The three captives, heavily ironed, were exposed each day in the compound, as good examples
of what happened to bad examples
, all for the edification of the seven score and ten half-wild Poonga-Poonga men.
Miss Bridget is an example
of all these observations.
We know, for example
, that we have desires and beliefs, but we do not know what constitutes a desire or a belief.
His bilious brown eye looked disconcerted, and his bilious green eye followed its example
Le Grand has given in one dissertation an example
of great moderation, in deviating from the temper of his religion, but in the others has left proofs that learning and honesty are often too weak to oppose prejudice.
The fears of the weaker, or the ambition of the stronger States, or Confederacies, will set the same example
in the New, as Charles VII.
In all the great Buddhist poems, of which the Shu Hsing Tsan Ching is the best example
, there is the same deep sadness, the haunting sorrow of doom.
Here we have an example
from everyday, commonplace life.
Another cause of a pompous and artificial mode of life, among those who could afford it, was that the example
was set by the royal governors.
But the most amazing example
of the ineffectiveness of the orders given by the authorities at that time was Napoleon's attempt to stop the looting and re-establish discipline.
Established in the safe seclusion of his study, the doctor set the example
of confession in these plain terms: