The bachelor of years is ever uneasy about his meals, having little else to be uneasy about, and no wife, compact of all contrary whimsies, to teach him how to be patient.
When you pass the inn at the end of the village you leave your favourite whimsy behind you; for you will meet no one who can share it.
We hear of none of this in Washington; no idle whimsies, no studied or foolish eccentricities; none of the buffoonery of ripe years.
'Tis commonly some outlying whimsy of Bedlam, that, being tame and unhurtful, is suffered to go at liberty.
Some perverse whimsy of mine had made me careful never to be left alone in Harry's company since that talk with him by moonlight in the orchard.
he said aloud, rehearsing the story, as much to get rid of an unfashionable sensation he had in his throat as in pure whimsy, 'I was surprised to find that it was Oxford.
So had she laughed and teased him and mocked him; and he had believed that to him alone would she show the sweet whimsies of her nature.
Nor is it possible to describe how many various shapes my affrighted imagination represented things to me in, how many wild ideas were found every moment in my fancy, and what strange unaccountable whimsies came into my thoughts by the way.