Then, from the many slight successive steps of variation having supervened at a rather late age, and having been inherited at a corresponding age, the young of the new species of our supposed genus will manifestly tend to resemble each other much more closely than do the adults, just as we have seen in the case of pigeons.
With respect to the final cause of the young in these cases not undergoing any metamorphosis, or closely resembling their parents from their earliest age, we can see that this would result from the two following contingencies; firstly, from the young, during a course of modification carried on for many generations, having to provide for their own wants at a very early stage of development, and secondly, from their following exactly the same habits of life with their parents; for in this case, it would be indispensable for the existence of the species, that the child should be modified at a very early age in the same manner with its parents, in accordance with their similar habits.
This he learned from their own confession: for otherwise, there not being above two or three of that species born in an age, they were too few to form a general observation by.
"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 average life expectancy of a Martian after the age
of maturity is about three hundred years, but would be nearer the one-thousand mark were it not for the various means leading to violent death.
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. Prometheus is the Jesus of the old mythology.
I shall find in him the Foreworld; in his childhood the Age of Gold, the Apples of Knowledge, the Argonautic Expedition, the calling of Abraham, the building of the Temple, the Advent of Christ, Dark Ages, the Revival of Letters, the Reformation, the discovery of new lands, the opening of new sciences and new regions in man.
I reached the age
when the strongest of all the passions seizes on the senses, and asserts its mastery over mind and body alike.
I listened in admiration, and wanting to draw him out, that he might go on--Yes, Cephalus, I said: but I rather suspect that people in general are not convinced by you when you speak thus; they think that old age
sits lightly upon you, not because of your happy disposition, but because you are rich, and wealth is well known to be a great comforter.
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
. She had been the source of all his wealth; she had peo- pled his plantation with slaves; she had become a great grandmother in his service.
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.