We are always coming up with the emphatic facts of history in our private experience and verifying them here.
But we apply ourselves to the history of its production.
The identity of history is equally intrinsic, the diversity equally obvious.
Civil and natural history, the history of art and of literature, must be explained from individual history, or must remain words.
And this is my own opinion; for, where he could and should give freedom to his pen in praise of so worthy a knight, he seems to me deliberately to pass it over in silence; which is ill done and worse contrived, for it is the business and duty of historians to be exact, truthful, and wholly free from passion, and neither interest nor fear, hatred nor love, should make them swerve from the path of truth, whose mother is history
, rival of time, storehouse of deeds, witness for the past, example and counsel for the present, and warning for the future.
There were others who wrote history before Bede, but he was perhaps the first who wrote history in the right spirit.
One of the reasons why I have chosen this story out of Bede's History is because it contains the picture of the sparrow flitting through the firelit room.
The Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation, by Bede, translated by Dr.
Yes, a family chair must have a deeper history than a chair of state.
cried Clara, expressing a woman's feeling of the point in question; "the history of a country is not nearly so interesting as that of a single family would be.
But the history of a country is more easily told," said Grandfather.
Lastly, It is owing to you that the history appears what it now is.
On the contrary, I declare, that to recommend goodness and innocence hath been my sincere endeavour in this history.
I shall have the pleasure of acknowledging the great assistance which I have received from several other naturalists, in the course of this and my other works; but I must be here allowed to return my most sincere thanks to the Reverend Professor Henslow, who, when I was an undergraduate at Cambridge, was one chief means of giving me a taste for Natural History
, -- who, during my absence, took charge of the collections I sent home, and by his correspondence directed my endeavours, -- and who, since my return, has constantly rendered me every assistance which the kindest friend could offer.
Every act of theirs, which appears to them an act of their own will, is in an historical sense involuntary and is related to the whole course of history
and predestined from eternity.