Then the king, who, without our suspecting it, had overheard our conversation, interrupted us by saying, `Villefort' -- observe
that the king did not pronounce the word Noirtier, but, on the contrary, placed considerable emphasis on that of Villefort -- `Villefort,' said his majesty, `is a young man of great judgment and discretion, who will be sure to make a figure in his profession; I like him much, and it gave me great pleasure to hear that he was about to become the son-in-law of the Marquis and Marquise de Saint-Meran.
Very little, sire; but I beg your majesty to observe
that I don't think it immediately necessary that I should know him.
To understand, observe, and draw conclusions, man must first of all be conscious of himself as living.
If men descended from the apes at an unknown period of time, that is as comprehensible as that they were made from a handful of earth at a certain period of time (in the first case the unknown quantity is the time, in the second case it is the origin); and the question of how man's consciousness of freedom is to be reconciled with the law of necessity to which he is subject cannot be solved by comparative physiology and zoology, for in a frog, a rabbit, or an ape, we can observe only the muscular nervous activity, but in man we observe consciousness as well as the muscular and nervous activity.
He acted every part of an orator, and I could observe
many periods of threatenings, and others of promises, pity, and kindness.
The woman was young and rather stout, with fine large eyes and a certain grave beauty; my memory of her expression is exceedingly vivid, but in dreams one does not observe the details of faces.
It was learned that the couple came from Edinburgh, but not--my dear, do you not observe that Mr.
I do not at all understand the reason of this, but I may observe
, that the wounded guanacos at the St.
You have almost completed your painting,' said I, approaching to observe
it more closely, and surveying it with a greater degree of admiration and delight than I cared to express.
Her orders were indeed so liberal, that, had it been a child of her own, she could not have exceeded them; but, lest the virtuous reader may condemn her for showing too great regard to a base-born infant, to which all charity is condemned by law as irreligious, we think proper to observe
that she concluded the whole with saying, "Since it was her brother's whim to adopt the little brat, she supposed little master must be treated with great tenderness.
Those who desired to investigate such questions were led to observe the behaviour of animals, in the hope that their behaviour would throw some light on their mental faculties.
But all that we can observe is a certain language-habit.