We should avoid as a shock or an insipidity, the suggestion of anything not intrinsically beautiful.
The fisherman was seized with an irresistible impulse to purchase the chest, and having a small silver coin of not more value than a silver penny, said to himself, "I will try my fate, possibly it may contain something valuable; but if not, I will disregard the disappointment;" ordered it to be conveyed to his lodging, and paid the price demanded.
It was like sending the sheriff in to clean up Dodge City and arming her with a slingshot cut from an old rubber tire.
The cardinal is not the man to forget a mystification until he has settled account with the mystifier; and the mystifier appears to me to have the air of being a certain young Gascon of my acquaintance.”
But, if you ignore the hope of riding in a boat, the confusion of streams can be crossed.
Miss Merriman gently explained the necessity for each of them; but wisely refrained from further frightening her by adding that a full year's course was to be crowded into those sixteen weeks.
A man need not shoot himself in order to commit suicide: he need only neglect the proper means of sustenance, and he will soon die.
Likewise, it seems to me that, concentrating our attention on the examination, we altogether overlook one of the best points of the animal.
Shame at her scorn, and hope of her approval, were his first prompters to higher pursuits; and instead of guarding him from one and winning him to the other, his endeavours to raise himself had produced just the contrary result.