In speaking of a faculty I think only of its sphere and its result; and that which has the same sphere and the same result I call the same faculty, but that which has another sphere and another result I call different.
Would you say that knowledge is a faculty, or in what class would you place it?
To this the Dean of Faculty
replied that he would be glad to have the Declaration read.
There have been circumstances in the Caswall family which lead one to believe that they have had from the earliest times some extraordinary mesmeric or hypnotic faculty
. Indeed, a skilled eye could read so much in their physiognomy.
Related to Emotion also and one of the most necessary elements in the higher forms of literature is Imagination, the faculty
of making what is absent or unreal seem present and real, and revealing the hidden or more subtile forces of life.
For, it is evident we observe no footsteps in them of making use of general signs for universal ideas; from which we have reason to imagine that they have not the faculty
of abstracting, or making general ideas, since they have no use of words or any other general signs.' And a little after: 'Therefore, I think, we may suppose that it is in this that the species of brutes are discriminated from men, and it is that proper difference wherein they are wholly separated, and which at last widens to so wide a distance.
The tendency is in my blood, together with the faculty
of mesmerism, which might have brought me to Gallows Hill, in the good old times of witchcraft.
To be without some faculty
or to possess it is not the same as the corresponding 'privative' or 'positive'.
She differs somewhat from the young man I just mentioned, in that the faculty
of production, of action, is, in her, less inanimate; she has more of the freshness and vigour that we suppose to belong to a young civilisation.
Perhaps Charles Strickland's power and originality would scarcely have sufficed to turn the scale if the remarkable mythopoeic faculty
of mankind had not brushed aside with impatience a story which disappointed all its craving for the extraordinary.
There have been such men in the police--men naturally endowed with that faculty
of mental analysis which can decompose a mystery, resolve it into its component parts, and find the clue at the bottom, no matter how remote from ordinary observation it may be.
An admirable faculty
, if it were infallible; but, as this degree of perfection is not even claimed by more than one mortal being; so from the fallibility of such acute discernment have arisen many sad mischiefs and most grievous heart-aches to innocence and virtue.
Without hurry, without rest, the human spirit goes forth from the beginning to embody every faculty
, every thought, every emotion, which belongs to it, in appropriate events.
It is far from being the case: I have lost the faculty
of enjoying their destruction, and I am too idle to destroy for nothing.
Whether the seamen of three hundred years hence will have the faculty
of sympathy it is impossible to say.