But the case of the short-faced tumbler, which when twelve hours old had acquired its proper proportions, proves that this is not the universal rule; for here the characteristic differences must either have appeared at an earlier period than usual, or, if not so, the differences must have been inherited, not at the corresponding, but at an earlier age.
Whatever influence long-continued exercise or use on the one hand, and disuse on the other, may have in modifying an organ, such influence will mainly affect the mature animal, which has come to its full powers of activity and has to gain its own living; and the effects thus produced will be inherited at a corresponding mature age.
At ninety, they lose their teeth and hair; they have at that age no distinction of taste, but eat and drink whatever they can get, without relish or appetite.
The language of this country being always upon the flux, the STRULDBRUGS of one age do not understand those of another; neither are they able, after two hundred years, to hold any conversation (farther than by a few general words) with their neighbours the mortals; and thus they lie under the disadvantage of living like foreigners in their own country.
As the only even partially democratic institution of the age it attracted to itself the most ambitious and able men of all classes.
Chaucer was now thirty years of age, and his practical sagacity and knowledge of men had been recognized; for from this time on he held important public positions.
Beside its primary value as the first chapter of the history of Europe, (the mythology thinly veiling authentic facts, the invention of the mechanic arts and the migration of colonies,) it gives the history of religion, with some closeness to the faith of later ages.
A mind might ponder its thought for ages and not gain so much self-knowledge as the passion of love shall teach it in a day.
I reached the age when the strongest of all the passions seizes on the senses, and asserts its mastery over mind and body alike.
Having entered, at rather an earlier age than usual, on my new way of life, I may at least say for myself that I worked hard.
And to those who are not rich and are impatient of old age
, the same reply may be made; for to the good poor man old age
cannot be a light burden, nor can a bad rich man ever have peace with himself.
Yet who can help feeling that his style is regular because the matter he deals with is the somewhat uncontentious, even, limited soul, of an age
not imaginative, and unambitious in its speculative flight?
As he drew near the advancing soldiers, and as the roll of their drum came full upon his ears, the old man raised himself to a loftier mien, while the decrepitude of age
seemed to fall from his shoulders, leaving him in gray but unbroken dignity.
She had served my old master faithfully from youth to old age
You have often been told that it is rude to make personal remarks, but the age
of Anne was the age
of personal remarks, and they were not considered rude.