These fellows, knowing the extravagant gullibility of the age, set their wits to work in the imagination of improbable possibilities of odd accidents, as they term them; but to a reflecting intellect (like mine," I added, in parenthesis, putting my forefinger unconsciously to the side of my nose,) "to a contemplative understanding such as I myself possess, it seems evident at once that the marvelous increase of late in these 'odd accidents' is by far the oddest accident of all. For my own part, I intend to believe nothing henceforward that has anything of the 'singular' about it.
Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever.21:19 (KJV) Said to a fig tree.
'Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice', should be a woman's motto henceforward.1898 TheWoman's Bible, pt.2,'Comments on Mark'.
All your strength is in your union All your danger is in discord; Therefore be at peace henceforward, And as brothers live together.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882). The Song of Hiawatha (1855), Part i.
Go from me. Yet I feel that I shall stand henceforward in thy shadow.No. VI (Sonnets from the Portuguese (1850))
A word of the faith that never balks, Here or henceforward it is all the same to me, I accept Time absolutely. It alone is without flaw, it alone rounds and completes all, That mystic baffling wonder alone completes all.Walt Whitmann, Leaves of Grass, INSCRIPTIONS, Song of Myself (1855; 1881).
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