'But we have still the best bird!' they said and the artificial
bird had to sing again, and that was the thirty-fourth time they had heard the same piece.
While, therefore, an epic like the "Odyssey" is an organism and dramatic in structure, a work such as the "Theogony" is a merely artificial
collocation of facts, and, at best, a pageant.
And he fell back into that artificial
realm of imaginary greatness, and again- as a horse walking a treadmill thinks it is doing something for itself- he submissively fulfilled the cruel, sad, gloomy, and inhuman role predestined for him.
A magnificent peach was hanging against an adjoining wall, ripened by the same artificial
The gases of the powder, expanded by heat, forced back the atmospheric strata with tremendous violence, and this artificial
hurricane rushed like a water-spout through the air.
Jones had natural, but not artificial
"Only a sort of great-uncle, I imagine," answered the other, laughing; then his rather rambling eye rolled round the ordered landscape in front of the house; an artificial
sheet of water ornamented with an antiquated nymph in the center and surrounded by a park of tall trees now gray and black and frosty, for it was in the depth of a severe winter.
All this does not make for poetry, yet in this age there was one poet, who, although he does not rank among our greatest poets, was still great, and perhaps had he lived in a less artificial
age he might have been greater still.
It was this highly artificial
but very beautiful poetic fashion which Wyatt deliberately set about to introduce into England.
It is generally found possible -- by a little artificial
compression or expansion on the part of the State physicians -- to make some of the more intelligent leaders of a rebellion perfectly Regular, and to admit them at once into the privileged classes; a much larger number, who are still below the standard, allured by the prospect of being ultimately ennobled, are induced to enter the State Hospitals, where they are kept in honourable confinement for life; one or two alone of the more obstinate, foolish, and hopelessly irregular are led to execution.
And it is well that nature has so graciously and abundantly lighted the Martian night, for the green men of Mars, being a nomadic race without high intellectual development, have but crude means for artificial
lighting; depending principally upon torches, a kind of candle, and a peculiar oil lamp which generates a gas and burns without a wick.
Another cause of a pompous and artificial
mode of life, among those who could afford it, was that the example was set by the royal governors.