If God has made the world a perfect mechanism He has at least conceded so much to our imperfect intellect that in order to predict little parts of it we need not solve innumerable differential equations but can use dice with fair success.
In England literary pretence is more universal than elsewhere from our method of education.
And what holds good of verse holds infinitely better in respect to prose.
In Holland they have come to precisely the same conclusion. There they have...