The Senses and the Intellect

J. W. Parker, 1855 - 614 sider

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Side 588 - Firth of Forth is niched and vandyked, as far as the eye can reach. A beautiful sea ; good land too, now that the plougher understands his trade ; a grim niched barrier of whinstone sheltering it from the chafings and tumblings of the big blue German Ocean.
Side 386 - Why this celestial vault appears more distant towards the horizon, than towards the zenith, will afterwards appear. 3. The colours of objects, according as they are more distant, become more faint and languid, and are tinged more with the azure of the intervening atmosphere : to this we may add, that their minute parts become more indistinct, and their outline less accurately defined.
Side 588 - They plucked the seated hills, with all their load, Rocks, waters, woods, and by the shaggy tops Uplifting bore them in their hands: amaze, Be sure, and terror, seized the rebel host, When coming towards them so dread they saw The bottom of the mountains upward turned; Till on those cursed engines...
Side 676 - In the act of sensible perception, I am conscious of two things ; — of myself as the perceiving subject, and of an external reality, in relation with my sense, as the object perccived.
Side 526 - Persuasion implies that some course of conduct shall be so described, or expressed, as to coincide, or be identified, with the active impulses of the individuals addressed, and thereby command their adoption of it by the force of their own natural dispositions.
Side 160 - It is thickest in the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, where the skin is much exposed to pressure, and it is not Fig.
Side 676 - ... object perceived. Of the existence of both these things I am convinced ; because I am conscious of knowing each of them, not mediately, in something else, as represented, but immediately in itself, as existing. Of their mutual independence I am no less convinced ; because each is apprehended equally, and at once, in the same indivisible energy, the one not preceding or determining, the other not following or determined ; and because each is apprehended out of, and in direct contrast to, the other.
Side 238 - ... the cravings produced by the recurring wants and necessities of our bodily, or organic, life.
Side 338 - The same doctrine must equally apply to the Sensations of the Senses, and will derive illustration from them. The mere idea of a nauseous taste can excite the reality even to the production of vomiting. The sight of a person about to pass a sharp instrument over glass excites the well-known sensation in the teeth.
Side 588 - Monday 2d of September 1650, stands ranked, with its tents and Town behind it, — in very forlorn circumstances. This now is all the ground that Oliver is lord of in Scotland. His Ships lie in the offing, with biscuit and transport for him ; but visible elsewhere in the Earth no help. Landward as you look...

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