"Of course," continued Angus, warming to his theme like his own father in his pulpit, "if Nature is expelled with a pitchfork in this manner, for too long, tamen usque recurret." "Is that a fact?" replied Bogle politely. He always adopted the line of least resistance when his master took to audible rumination. "Weel, I'll hae to be steppin', sir.
But if this is carried too far, and a man tries to take on a character which is not natural or innate in him, but it artificially acquired and evolved merely by a process of reasoning, he will very soon discover that Nature cannot be forced, and that if you drive it out, it will return despite your efforts: Naturam expelles furca, tamen usque recurret.
And the one thing which saves Epicureanism from utter extinction as a theory, is invariably the idealism which like a 'purple patch' adorns it here and there. No man and no theory is wholly self-centred. Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret,
In a menagerie attached to an academy, in which youths of maturer years were instructed in the fine arts, the travellers had an opportunity of observing the vain attempts of education, to control the natural or instinctive propensities. "Naturam expellas furca tamen usque recurret." "For nature driven out, with proud disdain, All powerful goddess, will return again."
Lydia Languish, though she was constrained by fear of her aunt to hide the book, yet had Peregrine Pickle in her collection. While human nature talks of love so forcibly it can hardly serve our turn to be silent on the subject. "Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret."
Be it known then that the great Alma Mater, Nature, is of all other females the most obstinate, and tenacious of her purpose. So true is that observation, Naturam expellas furca licet, usque recurret. Which I need not render in English, it being to be found in a book which most fine gentlemen are forced to read.
Happily the old saying, Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret, still holds true, and the reaction that has been gaining force for some time will doubtless ere long brush aside the cobwebs with which those who have a vested interest in Mr. Darwin's reputation as a philosopher still try to fog our outlook. Professor Mivart was, as I have said, among the first to awaken us to Mr.
The man of letters is not at once and completely superseded. But as Horace says, Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret.
Stultitiam expellas, furca tamen usque recurret Tissotius periit terque quaterque redit!" "I think so," Claude replied gravely. "Good, if it please you! And the meaning?" "Tissot was a fool, and you are another!" the young man returned. "Will you now solve me one, reverend sir, with all submission?" "Said and done!" the big man answered disdainfully.
Long he had not been there ere his unruly nature, not to be long kept under by the curb of a feigned society, broke forth into open profaneness; so true is that of the poet, Naturam expellas furca licet, usque recurret.