4. The Nemesis on Richard himself is ideal:
(a). By its delay—and sudden recognition (IV. ii. from 46).
(b). By its tantalizing stages of
mingled hope and despair.
(c). By its climax in the Night
Scene (V. iii).
This last reveals an underlying principle of the whole story. Wrong has
here appeared as a self-assertion of individual Will, in the confidence that
Will, as Spirit, is free, and therefore invincible. But human Will is tied to a
bodily frame, and weakens with bodily
needs and infirmities."
The plants may be partly covered by
the sand in the bottom. The jar is
then filled with water and placed in a
window where the bright light will
cause the plants to thrive.
Some animals consume more oxygen
than others, making a judicious choice
* LITERARY. * I
An aquarium, where the growth of
animals and plants may be observed,
is an object of great interest to pupils
in the schoolroom.
A large glass jar of water, with clean
sand in the bottom, will serve the purpose admirably. It is necessary that
it contain both plants and animals for
they sustain the life of each other.
The plants take in carbon dioxide,
giving off oxygen, which is breathed
in turn by the animals; the latter giving
off carbon dioxide, which serves as
food for the plants, In this way, the
water is kept pure, and does not need
to be changed.
In arranging for an aquarium, care
should be used in the selection of both
animals and plants. The plants most
suitable for this use are easily obtained
from common marshes or ponds, the
eel-grass, the duck weed, water weed,
water purslane, stonewort or any other
GLASS JAR AQUARIUM, SHOWING BOTH
PLANTS AND ANIMALS.
necessary—for example, ciams and
fish both require large quantities of
oxygen and should never be placed together in large numbers in the aquariums as the plants will not supply
enough oxygen. It is frequently wise
to have one aquarium for the accommodation of fish and another for clams.
In either case, insects are a welcome
adjunct,-—water beetles, water scorpions, back swimmers, giant water bugs
and the larvae of such common specimens as dragon-flies and mosquitoes
being easily obtained from any pond
by means of a water net or a pail perforated for the purpose. These add
greatly, to the attractiveness of an
aquarium by their lively movements;