Again, when I am in the company of one of my two hexagonal Grandsons, contemplating one of his sides (AB) full front, it will be evident from the accompanying diagram that I shall see one whole line (AB) in comparative
brightness (shading off hardly at all at the ends) and two smaller lines (CA and BD) dim throughout and shading away into greater dimness towards the extremities C and D.
These things are useful in the management of one's affairs; to be skilful in the nature of cattle, which are most profitable, and where, and how; as for instance, what advantage will arise from keeping horses, or oxen, or sheep, or any other live stock; it is also necessary to be acquainted with the comparative
value of these things, and which of them in particular places are worth most; for some do better in one place, some in another.
As it was, he impressed himself professionally on Europe to an extent that made his comparative
personal obscurity, and the failure of Oxford to do justice to his eminence, a puzzle to foreign specialists in his subject.
And yet with all his seeming speed, Tarzan was in reality feeling his way with comparative
slowness, searching constantly for limbs of adequate strength for the maintenance of this double weight.
They say this, not at all suspecting that thousands of years ago that same law of necessity which with such ardor they are now trying to prove by physiology and comparative
zoology was not merely acknowledged by all the religions and all the thinkers, but has never been denied.
However, I had then nothing to do with Tennyson's comparative
claim on my adoration; there was for the time no parallel for him in the whole range of literary divinities that I had bowed the knee to.
Of course there can be no exact parallel between arts so different as architecture and poetic composition: But certainly in the poetry of our day also, though it has been in some instances powerfully initiative and original, there is great scholarship, a large comparative
acquaintance with the poetic methods of earlier workmen, and a very subtle intelligence of their charm.
If skill and science could render a comparative
pygmy the master of this mighty brute, what could not the brute's fellows accomplish with the same skill and science.
She knew, of course, the deep hatred that the Russian felt for the Englishman, and she could think of but one reason for having him brought aboard the ship--to dispatch him in comparative
safety in revenge for his having thwarted Rokoff's pet schemes, and for having been at last the means of landing him in a French prison.
It did not take me long to clamber over its side and drag Nobs in to comparative
safety, and then I glanced around upon the scene of death and desolation which surrounded us.
The domestic cat that had gone wild and that preyed on his pigeons, he found, by the comparative
standard, to be of no less paramount menace than a Charles Klinkner in the field of finance, trying to raid him for several millions.
The sudden darkness was comparative
, not absolute, for gradually all objects of his environment became again visible.
The four railways from Philadelphia and Washington, Harrisburg and Wheeling, which converge at Baltimore, whirled away the heterogeneous population to the four corners of the United States, and the city subsided into comparative
and yet in this comparative
rarity, we should have the plainest evidence of less favourable conditions for their existence.
Geology and astronomy now gradually compelled all thinking people to realize the unthinkable duration of the cosmic processes and the comparative
littleness of our earth in the vast extent of the universe.