As against the professedly exact laws of physics, such empirical generalizations have the advantage that they deal with observable phenomena.
The laws of traditional physics, in the form in which they deal with movements of matter or electricity, have an apparent simplicity which somewhat conceals the empirical character of what they assert.
These problems are quite distinct from those with which we have been concerned in the present lecture, and I shall not deal with them until a later stage.
For instance, those which describe lowly, peaceful, and affectionate home life; those which deal with
love, in any and all forms, from mere kindly feeling and honest good will toward the passing stranger, clear up to courtship; those which deal with
outdoor Nature, in its softest and loveliest aspects--with meadows and forests, and birds and flowers, the fragrance and sunshine of summer, and the moonlight of peaceful winter nights; in a word, those which deal with
any and all forms of rest, respose, and peace; those also which deal with
the creatures and marvels of fairyland; and lastly and chiefly, in those words which express pathos, is the language surpassingly rich and affective.
If no other provisions have been inserted in the document -- or if, being inserted, those other provisions should be discovered to have failed also -- I believe it to be impossible (especially if evidence can be found that the admiral himself considered the Trust binding on him) for the executors to deal with
your husband's fortune as legally forming part of Admiral Bartram's estate.