by generation is common to beasts; but memory, merit, and noble works, are proper to men.
"That the system of living contrived by me, was unreasonable and unjust; because it supposed a perpetuity
of youth, health, and vigour, which no man could be so foolish to hope, however extravagant he may be in his wishes.
is implied, if not expressed, in the fundamental law of all national governments.
Here, established in perpetuity
, is the poor Beauty, a widow with a little girl; here, at dinner on Sophy's birthday, are the three married girls with their three husbands, and one of the husband's brothers, and another husband's cousin, and another husband's sister, who appears to me to be engaged to the cousin.
In this view of the subject, by what logic can it be maintained that the local governments ought to command, in perpetuity
, an EXCLUSIVE source of revenue for any sum beyond the extent of two hundred thousand pounds?
His youthful confidence in the perpetuity
of poetry, of the poetical interests in life, creed-less as he may otherwise seem to be, is, we think, a token, though certainly an unconscious token, of the spontaneous originality of his muse.
They were, I may say, apprenticed to education, to art, to the church, to science, to literature; and in those fields they served the important function of moulding the thought-processes of the nation in the direction of the perpetuity
of the Oligarchy.
de Saint-Aignan, aide-de-camp in perpetuity
, carried to La Valliere at the risk of foundering his horses.
At her death, at the moment when she was passing to the other sepulchre, she had bequeathed this one in perpetuity
to afflicted women, mothers, widows, or maidens, who should wish to pray much for others or for themselves, and who should desire to inter themselves alive in a great grief or a great penance.
Finally then, we may conclude that in many organic beings, a cross between two individuals is an obvious necessity for each birth; in many others it occurs perhaps only at long intervals; but in none, as I suspect, can self-fertilisation go on for perpetuity
One more point in detail: as in the two neighbouring archipelagoes corals flourish in one and not in the other, and as so many conditions before enumerated must affect their existence, it would be an inexplicable fact if, during the changes to which earth, air, and water are subjected, the reef-building corals were to keep alive for perpetuity
on any one spot or area.
Whoever has travelled in the New England States will remember, in some cool village, the large farmhouse, with its clean-swept grassy yard, shaded by the dense and massive foliage of the sugar maple; and remember the air of order and stillness, of perpetuity
and unchanging repose, that seemed to breathe over the whole place.