And I have heard curses launched at the unstable element itself, whose fascination, outlasting the accumulated experience of ages, had captured him as it had captured the generations of his forebears
Here, however, the resemblance ceases, for Whitman's forebears
, while worthy country people of good descent, were not prominent in public or private life.
He had, in Castra Regis, a large collection of curious and interesting things formed in the past by his forebears
, of similar tastes to his own.
But there are just a few little local patches, dying out here and there for lack of--well, hoeing and cross-fertilising: the last remnants of the old European tradition that your forebears
brought with them.
Even the bravest of the brave among them are terrorized at the mere thought of deep water, for it has been ages since their forebears
saw a lake, a river or a sea.
From this primitive function has arisen, unquestionably, all the forms and ceremonials of modern church and state, for through all the countless ages, back beyond the uttermost ramparts of a dawning humanity our fierce, hairy forebears
danced out the rites of the Dum-Dum to the sound of their earthen drums, beneath the bright light of a tropical moon in the depth of a mighty jungle which stands unchanged today as it stood on that long forgotten night in the dim, unthinkable vistas of the long dead past when our first shaggy ancestor swung from a swaying bough and dropped lightly upon the soft turf of the first meeting place.
To me it was a revelation of the things my early forebears
must have endured that the human race of the outer crust might survive.
The black, whipping out his knife, turned to do battle with this new enemy, while the Swede, lying in the bush, witnessed a duel, the like of which he had never dreamed to see--a half-naked white man battling with a half-naked black, hand to hand with the crude weapons of primeval man at first, and then with hands and teeth like the primordial brutes from whose loins their forebears
Doubtless in our own subjective minds lie many of the impressions and experiences of our forebears
Through the hideous dangers that my forebears
had endured in the earlier stages of their human evolution I fled; and always pursuing was the hairy monster that had discovered me.
Like the wolves, their forebears
, their nutritive processes were rigidly economical and perfect.
Springing from a long line of American descent, she was one of those wonderful working-class blooms which occasionally appear, defying all precedent of forebears
and environment, apparently without cause or explanation.