'Although he has performed
both the tasks, he shall not be my husband until he had brought me an apple from the Tree of Life.' The youth did not know where the Tree of Life stood, but he set out, and would have gone on for ever, as long as his legs would carry him, though he had no hope of finding it.
Within this circle is Jehovah's name, Forward and backward anagrammatiz'd, Th' abbreviated names of holy saints, Figures of every adjunct to the heavens, And characters of signs and erring stars, By which the spirits are enforc'd to rise: Then fear not, Faustus, to be resolute, And try the utmost magic can perform.
I am a servant to great Lucifer, And may not follow thee without his leave: No more than he commands must we perform.
Nothing, Faustus, but to delight thy mind, And let thee see what magic can perform.
The ceremony is performed
in his majesty's great chamber of state, where the candidates are to undergo a trial of dexterity very different from the former, and such as I have not observed the least resemblance of in any other country of the new or old world.
"That which is, on its first occurrence, independent of prior experience; which tends to the well-being of the individual and the preservation of the race; which is similarly performed by all members of the same more or less restricted group of animals; and which may be subject to subsequent modification under the guidance of experience." *
Thus the tendency to repeat a previous performance (which is easily explicable without the intervention of "consciousness") leads to a greater emphasis on the successful movement than on any other, and in time causes it alone to be performed. The objection to this view, if taken as the sole explanation, is that on improvement ought to set in till after the SECOND trial, whereas experiment shows that already at the second attempt the animal does better than the first time.
It was work performed. If you are feeding me now for work performed, why did you not feed me then when I needed it?
It was work performed. "The Ring of Bells" and "The Peri and the Pearl" are not changed one iota.
When I returned, as often as it was necessary, I cleared their path from the snow and performed
those offices that I had seen done by Felix.
The same organ having performed
simultaneously very different functions, and then having been specialised for one function; and two very distinct organs having performed
at the same time the same function, the one having been perfected whilst aided by the other, must often have largely facilitated transitions.
"I am known," said the Object, dashing itself again at the wall, "as the Consciousness of Duty Well Performed