Thus in sleep, in a fever, in madness, or in any very violent emotions of soul, our ideas may approach to our impressions
; as, on the other hand, it sometimes happens, that our impressions
are so faint and low that we cannot distinguish them from our ideas.
He began to doubt whether he had been wise in acting on his first impression
. His mind reverted to the commonplace patients and the discoverable maladies that were waiting for him, with a certain tender regret.
She writes of her own thoughts and impressions
, amid all the wonders she has seen, exactly as she might have written to some one else, if I had been travelling with her instead of her husband.
"There are some people who leave impressions
not so lasting as the imprint of an oar upon the water."
Prince Andrew felt that either the actions of Kutuzov's army interested the Minister of War less than any of the other matters he was concerned with, or he wanted to give the Russian special messenger that impression
. "But that is a matter of perfect indifference to me," he thought.
And here must have been born the child that inherited the stuff of my dreams, that had moulded into its being all the impressions
of my life--or of the life of Big-Tooth, rather, who is my other-self, and not my real self, but who is so real to me that often I am unable to tell what age I am living in.
Brueghel gave me the impression
of a man striving to express in one medium feelings more appropriate to expression in another, and it may be that it was the obscure consciousness of this that excited Strickland's sympathy.
One fact, at least, would have been perfectly plain to an outsider, had any such person been on the spot; and that was, that the prince had made a very considerable impression
upon the family, in spite of the fact that he had but once been inside the house, and then only for a short time.
I write this, it is hardly necessary to say, under the impression
that, wherever he may now be living, he is settled in the place for some little time.
"Miss Dunross seems to have produced a very favorable impression
on you," she said.
He was too clever for a bad governess, for a parson's daughter, to spoil; and the strangest if not the brightest thread in the pensive embroidery I just spoke of was the impression
I might have got, if I had dared to work it out, that he was under some influence operating in his small intellectual life as a tremendous incitement.
He made up his mind that he would go to the shop every day; it was obvious that he had made a disagreeable impression
on her, but he thought he had the wits to eradicate it; he would take care not to say anything at which the most susceptible person could be offended.