People want poetry. They need poetry. They get it. They don’t want fancy work.
We often fancy that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love.
One man’s observation is another man’s closed book or flight of fancy.
But if anyone supposes that there was no commercial fraud in the Middle Ages, let him study the commercial legislation of England for that period, and his mind will be satisfied, if he has a mind to be satisfied and not only a fancy to run away with him.
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
I want to block some common misunderstandings about ‘understanding’: In many of these discussions one finds a lot of fancy footwork about the word ‘understanding.’
Hence, in desiring, the more the enjoyment is delayed, the more fancy begins to weave about the object images of future fruition, and to clothe the desired object with properties calculated to inflame the impulse.
Women live lives of continual apology. They are born and raised to take the blame for other people’s behavior. If they are treated without respect, they tell themselves that they have failed to earn respect. If their husbands do not fancy them, it is because they are unattractive.
The advantages found in history seem to be of three kinds, as it amuses the fancy, as it improves the understanding, and as it strengthens virtue.
Tea does our fancy aid, Repress those vapours which the head invade, And keeps that palace of the soul serene.