Hence, the Plot is the imitation of the action: for by plot I here mean the arrangement of the incidents
. By Character I mean that in virtue of which we ascribe certain qualities to the agents.
Yet the old time fairy tale, having served for generations, may now be classed as "historical" in the children's library; for the time has come for a series of newer "wonder tales" in which the stereotyped genie, dwarf and fairy are eliminated, together with all the horrible and blood-curdling incidents
devised by their authors to point a fearsome moral to each tale.
It is probable that this and other superfluous incidents
disappeared after the Alexandrian arrangement of the poems in the Cycle, either as the result of some later recension, or merely through disuse.
The rise of this reputation is one of the most romantic incidents
in the history of art.
The growing friendship of the three families, the engagement of Harold Denver with Clara Walker, the engagement of Charles Westmacott with her sister, the dangerous fascination which the widow exercised over the Doctor, the preposterous behavior of the Walker girls and the unhappiness which they had caused their father, not one of these incidents
escaped the notice of the two maiden ladies.
The separate incidents
that compose the narrative are, to a very great extent, authentic, occurring, many of them, either under her own observation, or that of her personal friends.
So often have you asked me about my former existence--about my mother, about Pokrovski, about my sojourn with Anna Thedorovna, about my more recent misfortunes; so often have you expressed an earnest desire to read the manuscript in which (God knows why) I have recorded certain incidents
of my life, that I feel no doubt but that the sending of it will give you sincere pleasure.
The mode of locomotion is, of course, purely imaginary, and the incidents
and adventures fictitious.
As he lay in the early morning recalling the incidents
of his great ad- venture, he noticed that they seemed curiously subdued and far away -- somewhat as if they had happened in another world, or in a time long gone by.
If it is not for the benefit of the public why should I not simply recall these incidents
in my own mind without putting them on paper?
The period during which the governors sat in our chair was not very full of striking incidents
. The province was now established on a secure foundation; but it did not increase so rapidly as at first, because the Puritans were no longer driven from England by persecution.
Nor shall I recount further incidents
of the life that is now to end--a life of wandering, always and everywhere haunted by an overmastering sense of crime in punishment of wrong and of terror in punishment of crime.