There is, generally speaking, no greater test of an author's skill than his knowledge and presentation of characters.
In such cases, he must generally be judged to have succeeded if he has established an apparent unity, say by mingling the same characters in the two actions, so that readers are not readily conscious of the lack of real structural unity.
Poetry, generally speaking, is the expression of the deeper nature; it belongs peculiarly to the realm of the spirit.
There is no proper connection either in spelling or in meaning between rhythm and rime (which is generally misspelled 'rhyme').
First, that men mark when they hit, and never mark when they miss; as they do generally
also of dreams.
When a species, owing to highly favourable circumstances, increases inordinately in numbers in a small tract, epidemics--at least, this seems generally to occur with our game animals--often ensue: and here we have a limiting check independent of the struggle for life.
The change in the native vegetation of the planted part of the heath was most remarkable, more than is generally seen in passing from one quite different soil to another: not only the proportional numbers of the heath-plants were wholly changed, but twelve species of plants (not counting grasses and carices) flourished in the plantations, which could not be found on the heath.
In the case of every species, many different checks, acting at different periods of life, and during different seasons or years, probably come into play; some one check or some few being generally the most potent, but all concurring in determining the average number or even the existence of the species.
The dependency of one organic being on another, as of a parasite on its prey, lies generally between beings remote in the scale of nature.
It is generally
found possible -- by a little artificial compression or expansion on the part of the State physicians -- to make some of the more intelligent leaders of a rebellion perfectly Regular, and to admit them at once into the privileged classes; a much larger number, who are still below the standard, allured by the prospect of being ultimately ennobled, are induced to enter the State Hospitals, where they are kept in honourable confinement for life; one or two alone of the more obstinate, foolish, and hopelessly irregular are led to execution.
Its root is that of the verb "rotisya," to bind oneself by an oath; and it is generally
admitted to be only another form of "rota," which now signifies a "regimental company.
There are a few passages in the ensuing chapters which may be thought to bear rather bard upon a reverend order of men, the account of whose proceedings in different quarters of the globe-- transmitted to us through their own hands--very generally
, and often very deservedly, receives high commendation.
I also frequently observed in the lagoon near the Botanic Garden, where the water is only a little less salt than in the sea, a species of hydrophilus, very similar to a water-beetle common in the ditches of England: in the same lake the only shell belonged to a genus generally found in estuaries.
The injury is generally not so much owing to the loss of blood, as to the inflammation which the pressure of the saddle afterwards produces.
As soon as any stranger is seen arriving, a large bell is set tolling, and generally some small cannon are fired.