If we are so to regard it, we must distinguish
the seeing from what is seen: we must say that, when we see a patch of colour of a certain shape, the patch of colour is one thing and our seeing of it is another.
You may perhaps ask how under these disadvantageous circumstances we are able to distinguish
our friends from one another: but the answer to this very natural question will be more fitly and easily given when I come to describe the inhabitants of Flatland.
I was a poor, helpless, miserable wretch; I knew, and could distinguish
, nothing; but feeling pain invade me on all sides, I sat down and wept.
And besides these, I know of no other qualities that contribute to the perfection of the mind; for as to the reason or sense, inasmuch as it is that alone which constitutes us men, and distinguishes
us from the brutes, I am disposed to believe that it is to be found complete in each individual; and on this point to adopt the common opinion of philosophers, who say that the difference of greater and less holds only among the accidents, and not among the forms or natures of individuals of the same species.
Julius Schmidt pretends that, if the terrestrial oceans were dried up, a Selenite observer could not distinguish
on the globe a greater diversity of shades between the oceans and the continental plains than those on the moon present to a terrestrial observer.
And I confess, it was not without some pleasure, that I found myself able to trace the particular features, by which certain families are distinguished
, up to their originals.
Those things, therefore, are said to be 'simultaneous' in nature, the being of each of which involves that of the other, while at the same time neither is in any way the cause of the other's being; those species, also, which are distinguished
each from each and opposed within the same genus.
"Sir," replied the Distinguished
Advocate of Republican Institutions, "a ship is expected, bearing His Majesty the King of the Fly-Speck Islands, and I wish to be the first to grasp the crowned hand."
But the general opinion concerning the queer husband of "the most distinguished
woman in Petersburg" was so well established that no one took his freaks seriously.
Admiral had lived through it himself, and was a good judge of what was expected in those days from men and ships.
ii.,* the recorded opinions and experiences of distinguished
medical professors, French, English, and Scotch, in more modern days, contenting myself with observing that I shall not abandon the facts until there shall have been a considerable spontaneous combustion of the testimony on which human occurrences are usually received.
After I left school, I had the narrowest escape possible of intruding myself into another place of accommodation for distinguished
people; in other words, I was very nearly being sent to college.
'The public dinner to our distinguished
fellow-colonist and townsman, WILKINS MICAWBER, ESQUIRE, Port Middlebay District Magistrate, came off yesterday in the large room of the Hotel, which was crowded to suffocation.
There was no want of distinguished
and noble candidates to fill up the ranks on either side.
Denham had accused Katharine Hilbery of belonging to one of the most distinguished
families in England, and if any one will take the trouble to consult Mr.