Martin had heard Herbert Spencer
quoted several times in the park, but one afternoon a disciple of Spencer's appeared, a seedy tramp with a dirty coat buttoned tightly at the throat to conceal the absence of a shirt.
"Do you happen to recall Herbert Spencer
's definition of 'Life'?
I've talked about theatres and music-halls, of events of the day, I've even--Heaven help me--talked of racing and football, but I might as well have talked of Herbert Spencer
. I suppose I didn't talk about them in the right way.
Following upon Capitalism, it was held, even by such intellectual and antagonistic giants as Herbert Spencer
, that Socialism would come.
"Talking of Herbert Spencer
," he began, "do you really find no logical difficulty in regarding Nature as a process of involution, passing from definite coherent homogeneity to indefinite incoherent heterogeneity?"
Disappeared from his home in Long Whatton on Wednesday morning last, Herbert Spencer
The tame moral reading of the face of nature, together with such democratic interpretations of life as those suggested by Herbert Spencer
, are signs of a physiological condition which is the reverse of that bounding and irresponsible healthiness in which harder and more tragic values rule.
The box was full of things he had been waiting for impatiently; a new volume of Herbert Spencer
, another collection of the prolific Alphonse Daudet's brilliant tales, and a novel called "Middlemarch," as to which there had lately been interesting things said in the reviews.
A man is more likely to be a good man if he has learned goodness through the love of God than through a perusal of Herbert Spencer
As late as 1882, Herbert Spencer
writes: "The telephone is scarcely used at all in London, and is unknown in the other English cities."
But his favourite reading was Huxley, Herbert Spencer
, and Henry George; while Emerson and Thomas Hardy he read for relaxation.
To make answer, or disclose otherwise a consciousness of having inspired an interest in what Herbert Spencer
calls "external coexistences," as Satan "squat like a toad" at the ear of Eve, responded to the touch of the angel's spear.