Peirce 12 (November 1877), 1-15.

What is creative nonfiction writing but the shaping and reshaping of self against fact? You take a personal story and give it syntax, grammar, language, punctuation. The simple fact of putting it on paper reshapes it. But now you’ve got to give it context, associate meaning to it. So next to that personal story, you set a paragraph about apples, or condoms, or chickens, or gun violence. Suddenly, your personal story is reshaped by these new facts, and the facts of your personal story cut into the hard statistics of your paragraph about imported apples or the failure rate of condoms.

The history of its practice would make a grand subject for a book.

So it was as they understood it.

And then, again, still unintroitive, addresses the Witches:—

The Assassins, or followers of the Old Man of the Mountain, used to rush into death at his least command, because they believed that obedience to him would insure everlasting felicity.

with the easily satisfied mind of the self-uninterested Banquo:—

We generally know when we wish to ask a question and when we wish to pronounce a judgment, for there is a dissimilarity between the sensation of doubting and that of believing.

"He wrote on science like a Lord Chancellor," indeed, as Harvey, a genuine man of science said.
It was so when Lavoisier and his contemporaries took up the study of Chemistry.

The Darwinian controversy is, in large part, a question of logic.

‘These, and the like fashions of speaking, intimate, that the substance is supposed always something besides the extension, figure, solidity, motion, thinking, or other observable idea, though we know not what it is.’

Is it too minute to notice the appropriateness of the simile 'as breath,' &c., in a cold climate?

Darwin proposed to apply the statistical method to biology.

§ 1. be other simple ideas which convey themselves into the mind by all the ways of sensation and reflection, viz. Pleasure or Delight, and its opposite, Pain or Uneasiness, Power, Existence, Unity.

The same thing has been done in a widely different branch of science, the theory of gases.

Then in the necessity of recollecting himself—

§ 37. I do not deny but nature, in the constant production of particular beings, makes them not always new and various, but very much alike and of kin one to another: but I think it nevertheless true, that the boundaries of the species whereby men sort them, are made by men; since the essences of the species, distinguished by different names, are, as has been proved, of man’s making, and seldom adequate to the internal nature of the things they are taken from. So that we may truly say, such a manner of sorting of things is the workmanship of men.