Excerpt from Classic Tales, Serious and Lively, Vol. 3: With Critical Essays on the Merits and Reputation of the Authors
I\did not expect, answered the princess, to hear that imputed to falsehood which is the con sequence only of frailty (of frailtyonly). To the mind as to the eye, it isqdifficult to compare with exactness objects vast in their extent and various in their parts. Where we see or con ceive the whole at once, We readily note the discriminations and decide the preference; but of two systems, of which neither can be sur veyed by any human being in its full compass of magnitude and multiplicity of complication, where is the wonder, that judging of the Whole by parts, I am alternately affected by one 'and the other, as either presses on my memory or fancy? We differ from ourselves just as we difier from each other, when we see only part of a question, as in the multifarious relations of politics and morality; but, when We perceive the whole at once, as in numerical computations, all agree in one judgment and none ever varies his Opinion.
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