They meet an invalid, or an old man, or a corpse--and immediately they say: "Life
To live, and live abundantly, to sting with life
, to be alive (which is to be what he is), it is good that man be life-blinded and sense-struck.
Nor could I, and it cannot be seen if one looks on our life
here as the end of everything.
objective , which means that he presents life
and character without bias; or subjective , coloring his work with his personal tastes, feelings and impressions.
The first part of her lewd life
with the young gentleman at Colchester has so many happy turns given it to expose the crime, and warn all whose circumstances are adapted to it, of the ruinous end of such things, and the foolish, thoughtless, and abhorred conduct of both the parties, that it abundantly atones for all the lively description she gives of her folly and wickedness.
And it shall be well with us both in this life
and in the pilgrimage of a thousand years which we have been describing.
This, as you have already discerned, violates the first law of dreaming, namely, that in one's dreams one sees only what he has seen in his waking life
, or combinations of the things he has seen in his waking life
All hands were on deck now, and all eyes were aloft, where a human life
was at grapples with death.
Thinking of Cronshaw, Philip remembered the Persian rug which he had given him, telling him that it offered an answer to his question upon the meaning of life
; and suddenly the answer occurred to him: he chuckled: now that he had it, it was like one of the puzzles which you worry over till you are shown the solution and then cannot imagine how it could ever have escaped you.
of eighty placid years was almost without what, with most human beings, count for incidents.
During the busy years at Greta Hall he wrote about a hundred books, several of them biographies--among them a life
of Nelson, which is one of the best short lives ever written.
One was the renunciation of his old life
, of his utterly useless education.
"So I left Sorreze, after ten years of almost monastic discipline of the Oratorians; and, fresh from the quiet life
of a remote provincial school, I was taken straight to the capital.
I should not obtrude my affairs so much on the notice of my readers if very particular inquiries had not been made by my townsmen concerning my mode of life
, which some would call impertinent, though they do not appear to me at all impertinent, but, considering the circumstances, very natural and pertinent.
And what could be more unlike that Lantern Yard world than the world in Raveloe?--orchards looking lazy with neglected plenty; the large church in the wide churchyard, which men gazed at lounging at their own doors in service-time; the purple-faced farmers jogging along the lanes or turning in at the Rainbow; homesteads, where men supped heavily and slept in the light of the evening hearth, and where women seemed to be laying up a stock of linen for the life