Every man will be sensible of this difficulty, in proportion as he has been accustomed to contemplate and discriminate objects extensive and complicated in their nature.
The experience of ages, with the continued and combined labors of the most enlightened legislatures and jurists, has been equally unsuccessful in delineating the several objects and limits of different codes of laws and different tribunals of justice.
If, however, our definition was not complete, if those things only are properly called relative in the case of which relation to an external object
is a necessary condition of existence, perhaps some explanation of the dilemma may be found.
or do you not object
to keep watch here, and help me when I return?
I am known," said the Object
, dashing itself again at the wall, "as the Consciousness of Duty Well Performed.
Still, despite these colossal dimensions, the actual enlargements scarcely exceeded 6,000 times in round numbers; consequently, the moon was brought within no nearer an apparent distance than thirty-nine miles; and objects
of less than sixty feet in diameter, unless they were of very considerable length, were still imperceptible.
From the moment of leaving the earth, their own weight, that of the projectile, and the objects
it enclosed, had been subject to an increasing diminution.
Imagine the case of a man who is standing and also moving his hands and his head, and suppose a person to say that one and the same person is in motion and at rest at the same moment-to such a mode of speech we should object
, and should rather say that one part of him is in motion while another is at rest.
Every psychical phenomenon is characterized by what the scholastics of the Middle Ages called the intentional (also the mental) inexistence of an object
, and what we, although with not quite unambiguous expressions, would call relation to a content, direction towards an object
(which is not here to be understood as a reality), or immanent objectivity.
So they go on; Deputy, as a rear rank one, taking open order, and invading the silence of the hour and place by stoning every wall, post, pillar, and other inanimate object
, by the deserted way.
In common honesty and common honour I must have gone at once to the stranger whose birthright had been usurped--I must have renounced the victory at the moment when it was mine by placing my discovery unreservedly in that stranger's hands--and I must have faced afresh all the difficulties which stood between me and the one object
of my life, exactly as I was resolved in my heart of hearts to face them now!
But, these were the mere wanderings of a mind unwholly to detach itself from old companions and associations, though enabled to fix itself steadily on one object
, and resolved not to be turned aside by any consideration.
Assuredly, in his worse than swinish state (for swine at least fatten on their guzzling, and make themselves good to eat), he was a pretty object
for any eyes.
The third, to conduct my thoughts in such order that, by commencing with objects
the simplest and easiest to know, I might ascend by little and little, and, as it were, step by step, to the knowledge of the more complex; assigning in thought a certain order even to those objects
which in their own nature do not stand in a relation of antecedence and sequence.
Since the objects
of imitation are men in action, and these men must be either of a higher or a lower type (for moral character mainly answers to these divisions, goodness and badness being the distinguishing marks of moral differences), it follows that we must represent men either as better than in real life, or as worse, or as they are.