This, at the time I write, has been proved, I believe
, to be the case; but, as it would have been flat blasphemy against the system to have hinted such a doubt then, I looked out for the penitence as diligently as I could.
There is poetry here and fantasy and humor, a little pathos but, above all, a number of creations in whose existence everybody must believe
whether they be children of four or old men of ninety or prosperous bankers of forty-five.
The sole resort of his labor was the evidence of the boy whom he didn't believe
I am quite sure I shall understand it," he replied, gazing intently at the little golden, white-feathered disk, "and as for believing things, I can believe
anything, provided that it is quite incredible.
But after Bell had explained his invention in public lectures before more than twenty thousand people, after it had been on exhibition for months at the Philadelphia Centennial, after several hundred articles on it had appeared in newspapers and scientific magazines, and after actual sales of telephones had been made in various parts of the country, there began to appear such a succession of claimants and infringers that the forgetful public came to believe
that the telephone, like most inventions, was the product of many minds.
I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so.
For example, when he says that it is absurd to suppose that one man is the corrupter and all the rest of the world the improvers of the youth; or, when he argues that he never could have corrupted the men with whom he had to live; or, when he proves his belief in the gods because he believes
in the sons of gods, is he serious or jesting?
You say I am "high"; measure my "high-ness" and I will believe
we forgot everything, except of course, personal fear, and it seemed to wipe the slate clean and give us a fresh start.
He did not believe
that the man who turned up his face and in a harsh voice shouted at the sky was his grandfather at all.
you--that is if you got on its trail," returned Ned, and there was warm admiration in his voice.
I was upstairs when he came; and I remained upstairs for more than half an hour afterward, sadly anxious, as you may well believe
, on Magdalen's account.
The Law of God exact he shall fulfill Both by obedience and by love, though love Alone fulfill the Law; thy punishment He shall endure by coming in the Flesh To a reproachful life and cursed death, Proclaiming Life to all who shall believe
In his redemption, and that his obedience Imputed becomes theirs by Faith, his merits To save them, not thir own, though legal works.
And it said this with such an accent of HUMAN sorrow that I ought then and there to have suspected and begun to believe
that I was the victim of my deluded senses.
Now inasmuch as we have plenty of wit, we thought it would be a good thing to parade our dear little honor, or dishonor, to catch an old boy; but that old boy, my dear heart, knows the Alpha and Omega of female tricks,--which means that you could easier put salt on a sparrow's tail than to make me believe
I have anything to do with your little affair.