No two people, there is good empirical reason to think, ever have exactly similar sensations related to the same physical object at the same moment; on the other hand, even the most private sensation has correlations which would theoretically enable another observer to infer it.
Thus publicity in sensations consists, not in having PRECISELY similar sensations, but in having more or less similar sensations correlated according to ascertainable laws.
We have formerly seen that parts many times repeated are eminently liable to vary in number and structure; consequently it is quite probable that natural selection, during a long-continued course of modification, should have seized on a certain number of the primordially similar
elements, many times repeated, and have adapted them to the most diverse purposes.
If we are wise enough to preserve the Union we may for ages enjoy an advantage similar
to that of an insulated situation.
It is curious how similar
circumstances produce such similar
results in manners.
Also we shall have to reject all the terrible and appalling names describe the world below--Cocytus and Styx, ghosts under the earth, and sapless shades, and any similar
words of which the very mention causes a shudder to pass through the inmost soul of him who hears them.
When I stand among these mighty Leviathan skeletons, skulls, tusks, jaws, ribs, and vertebrae, all characterized by partial resemblances to the existing breeds of sea-monsters; but at the same time bearing on the other hand similar
affinities to the annihilated antichronical Leviathans, their incalculable seniors; I am, by a flood, borne back to that wondrous period, ere time itself can be said to have begun; for time began with man.
Sympathy with the miserable victim and anticipations of similar
deceptions for themselves, their sisters, and their daughters, made them now regard the Colour Bill in an entirely new aspect.
Again, it much assists a prince to set unusual examples in internal affairs, similar
to those which are related of Messer Bernabo da Milano, who, when he had the opportunity, by any one in civil life doing some extraordinary thing, either good or bad, would take some method of rewarding or punishing him, which would be much spoken about.