His passage across my field of vision
was like that of other figures of that time: not to be forgotten, a little fantastic, infinitely enlightening for my contempt, darkening for my memory which struggles still with the clear lights and the ugly shadows of those unforgotten days.
However, this thought, like all others, came and went in a flash, for the whole morning was like a series of magic lantern pictures, crossing and recrossing her field of vision
. She played, she sang, she recited Queen Mary's Latin prayer, like one in a dream, only brought to consciousness by meeting Mr.
The further we receded from the object we beheld, the larger became the field of vision
. My native city, with the interior of every house and every creature therein, lay open to my view in miniature.
Saxon had been clear-eyed all her days, though her field of vision
had been restricted.
Once, the black raised his rifle half-way to his shoulder; but, with an outburst of splashing and laughter, his unconscious victims evidently removed themselves from his field of vision
. His rifle was no old-fashioned Snider, but a modern, repeating Winchester; and he showed habituation to firing it from his shoulder rather than from the hip after the manner of most Malaitans.
His eyes were wide apart; nothing in their field of vision
escaped; and as they drank in the beauty before them the fighting light died out and a warm glow took its place.
Here the trees were too far apart to permit Korak to travel through the branches--a trail he much preferred not only because of its freedom from dense underbrush and the wider field of vision
it gave him but from pride in his arboreal ability.
He looked outside, and half a dozen snow-birds fluttered across his field of vision
. He started to get up, then looked back to his mate again, and settled down and dozed.
Then there drifted across the field of vision
of his mind's eye the old man he had encountered at Glen Ellen, corning up the hillside through the fires of sunset, white-headed and white-bearded, eighty-four, in his hand the pail of foaming milk and in his face all the warm glow and content of the passing summer day.
If we want to speak of such existentswhich hardly happens except in philosophy-we have to do it by means of some elaborate phrase, such as "the visual sensation which occupied the centre of my field of vision
at noon on January 1, 1919." Such ultimate simples I call "particulars." Particulars MIGHT have proper names, and no doubt would have if language had been invented by scientifically trained observers for purposes of philosophy and logic.
Insensibly I drew back as the candle swam into our field of vision
: it had not traversed many inches when a hand was clapped firmly but silently across my mouth.
The pretty woman before him passed out of his field of vision
. He had eyes only for the dog, and a great wonder came into his face.