The object may be something past or future; it may be physical
, not mental; it may be something abstract, like equality for example; it may be something imaginary, like a golden mountain; or it may even be something self-contradictory, like a round square.
courage and the love of battle, for instance, are no great help--may even be hindrances--to a civilized man.
I said," admitted Sir Patrick, "that a man will go all the better to his books for his healthy physical
They knew not whether ill health were robbing his spirits of elasticity, or whether a canker of the mind was gradually eating, as such cankers do, from his moral system into the physical
frame, which is but the shadow of the former.
We see in these facts some deep organic bond, prevailing throughout space and time, over the same areas of land and water, and independent of their physical
Thereupon followed various and unpleasant consequences of a physical
order - "queer symptoms," as the captain, who treated them, used to say; inexplicable periods of powerlessness, sudden accesses of mysterious pain; and the patient agreed fully with the regretful mutters of his very attentive captain wishing that it had been a straightforward broken leg.
At the laundry I was suffering physical
exhaustion again, and physical
exhaustion that was not nearly so profound as that of the coal-shovelling.
He described him as a man of skill in all Christian modes of physical
science, and likewise familiar with whatever the savage people could teach in respect to medicinal herbs and roots that grew in the forest.
Well, suppose the instinct works on some physical
basis--for instance, smell.