We may say, then, that images are regarded by us as more or less accurate copies of past occurrences because they come to us with two sorts of feelings: (1) Those that may be called feelings of familiarity; (2) those that may be collected together as feelings giving a sense of pastness.
Before considering true memory, it will be well to consider two things which are on the way towards memory, namely the feeling of familiarity and recognition.
Her light flow of talk, and her lively familiarity of manner with a total stranger, were accompanied by an unaffected naturalness and an easy inborn confidence in herself and her position, which would have secured her the respect of the most audacious man breathing.
She nodded to me with the lively grace, the delightful refinement of familiarity, which characterised all that she did and all that she said; and disappeared by a door at the lower end of the room.
(without any undue familiarity
) as if he had been accustomed to see her for the greater part of her life.
This practice is so well established that a stranger goes into a house of one he never saw with the same familiarity
and assurance of welcome as into that of an intimate friend or near relation; a custom very convenient, but which gives encouragement to great numbers of vagabonds throughout the kingdom.
The inference is, that the authority of the Union, and the affections of the citizens towards it, will be strengthened, rather than weakened, by its extension to what are called matters of internal concern; and will have less occasion to recur to force, in proportion to the familiarity
and comprehensiveness of its agency.
I was not yet proficient with all the weapons, but my great familiarity
with similar earthly weapons made me an unusually apt pupil, and I progressed in a very satisfactory manner.
Now and then familiarity
was pushed too far, and would effervesce into a brawl, and a "rough and tumble" fight; but it all ended in cordial reconciliation and maudlin endearment.
These powers received due admiration from Catherine, to whom they were entirely new; and the respect which they naturally inspired might have been too great for familiarity
, had not the easy gaiety of Miss Thorpe's manners, and her frequent expressions of delight on this acquaintance with her, softened down every feeling of awe, and left nothing but tender affection.
You need no laborious steps to enter upon familiarity
with them, and you can earn not only their confidence, but their gratitude, by turning an attentive ear to their discourse.
As soon as the King began to speak loud and fast his royal dignity instantly forsook him, and without noticing it he passed into his natural tone of good-natured familiarity
. He laid his hand on the withers of Balashev's horse and said: