This marked and public testimonial of your approval cannot fail to make me doubly jealous of it in days to come."
This, indeed, is a commendation which it requires no genius to bestow, but which can never become vulgar or contemptible, if bestowed with judgment; because no single age produces many men of merit superiour to panegyrick.
"I guess you'll get it about right," he said, and no compliment had ever pleased Adelaide half so much.
How long would he let the endorsement stand if he knew I was behind that screen while he was talking to you?"
In Morovenia it is flattery to call a man a "liar."
"When I think how happy those days were and how fast the darkest days of our lives were drawing near, it makes me shrink from happiness almost as much as from grief.
The aunt, however, a person of powerful common sense, had persuaded Mrs. Lessways that the truest kindness would be to give Florrie a trial.
He rescued Fidelia, at the age of twelve, from the hands of Villard, a villain who wanted to abuse her, and taking her to his own home, fell in love with her, and in due time married her.
He hunted carefully, thoroughly, opening doors, peeping under furniture, investigating clothespresses, listening at intervals, at intervals calling with misleading mildness.
He spake of her as Dian had hot dreams And she alone were cold; whereat I, wretch, Made scruple of his praise, and wager'd with him Pieces of gold 'gainst this which then he wore Upon his honour'd finger, to attain In suit the place of's bed, and win this ring By hers and mine adultery.
France, who mobilized at the same time as ourselves, declared that she would respect a ten-kilometre zone along her frontiers. (
What is the moral standard that will become clear to him, the sanction of right living that will grip his conscience?
Stephen had gentle, placid sweetness and much love of the beautiful; but his love of the beautiful was an indolent, and one might almost say a-haughty, demand in his nature.