At night, one could distinguish nothing of all that mass of buildings, except the black indentation of the roofs, unrolling their chain of acute angles round the place; for one of the radical differences between the cities of that time, and the cities of the present day
, lay in the façades which looked upon the places and streets, and which were then gables.
But upon investigation we find, that not only are the whales of the present day
superior in magnitude to those whose fossil remains are found in the Tertiary system (embracing a distinct geological period prior to man), but of the whales found in that Tertiary system, those belonging to its latter formations exceed in size those of its earlier ones.
There it had stood, untouched, from the time when the family left Gleninch to the present day
His reading told him that whatever might have been done when he was a small boy, and then treatment of talipes was not as skilful as in the present day
, there was small chance now of any great benefit.
For the same sort of persons, who, in the present day
, applaud most highly the deepest tragedies, were then interested in a tournament exactly in proportion to the danger incurred by the champions engaged.
It is natural for the mind to recall these dark coincidences on the present day
Dobbin was versed in the literature of his profession, and could talk about the great Frederick, and the Empress Queen, and their wars, almost as well as the General himself, who was indifferent to the triumphs of the present day
, and whose heart was with the tacticians of fifty years back.
It is in his temperament to take the romantic view of love; and some matter-of-fact woman of the present day
may have bitterly disappointed him.
Such is my journal of what relates to this strange occurrence up to the present day
How could we still be content with THE MAN OF THE PRESENT DAY
after such outlooks, and with such a craving in our conscience and consciousness?
I do not believe that there was in that genteel Bohemia an intensive culture of chastity, but I do not remember so crude a promiscuity as seems to be practised in the present day
THE old Archiepiscopal Palace of Lambeth, on the southern bank of the Thames -with its Bishop's Walk and Garden, and its terrace fronting the river -- is an architectural relic of the London of former times, precious to all lovers of the picturesque, in the utilitarian London of the present day