April 1st, 2009

blue legacy


tuesday lxxxvi

permission is given to those who fight because they have been wronged.

england is, at this time, proudly coveting what would do her no good, were she to accomplish it; and the continent hesitating on a matter, which will be her final ruin if neglected. it is the commerce and not the conquest of america, by which england is to he benefited, and that would in a great measure continue, were the countries as independant of each other as france and spain; because in many articles, neither can go to a better market.

a certain cat had made the acquaintance of a mouse, and had said so much to her about the great love and friendship she felt for her, that at length the mouse agreed that they should live and keep house together.

what was settled between us, accordingly, that night, was that we thought we might bear things together; and i was not even sure that, in spite of her exemption, it was she who had the best of the burden.

i to the end of my desires.

one ought to avow with the utmost fairness WHAT is still necessary here for a long time, WHAT is alone proper for the present: namely, the collection of material, the comprehensive survey and classification of an immense domain of delicate sentiments of worth, and distinctions of worth, which live, grow, propagate, and perish--and perhaps attempts to give a clear idea of the recurring and more common forms of these living crystallizations--as preparation for a THEORY OF TYPES of morality.
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