Then turning to his first minister, who waited behind himwith a white staff, near as tall as the mainmast of the RoyalSovereign, he observed “how contemptible a thing was humangrandeur, which could be mimicked by such diminutive insects as I:and yet,” says he, “I dare engage these creatures have their titlesand distinctions of honour; they contrive little nests and burrows,that they call houses and cities; they make a figure in dress andequipage; they love, they fight, they dispute, they cheat, theybetray!”
It was in the conservatory that stretched its dead-black bulk down the side street that he had taken his first kiss from May; it was under the myriad candles of the ball-room that he had seen her appear, tall and silver-shining as a young Diana.
Likewise, in the island of Sicily, there have been found leg-bones and arm-bones so large that their size makes it plain that their owners were giants, and as tall as great towers; geometry puts this fact beyond a doubt.
One of them, as tall as Muriel and more slender, had hair of spun gold, and she was looking up with an eagerness which she could hardly restrain.
They are as tall as a tree and as big around as a church."
The tallest of the two--a stout muscular man in the dress of a gamekeeper--was a stranger to me.
He is taller than the Indian, not so tall as Gilchrist.
Mrs. Foot is as tall as Sophonisba, and much more robust.
Lionel was as tall and fair as his father, but lacked his energy and his force of character.
Mary Chivers was as tall and fair as her mother, but large-waisted, flat-chested and slightly slouching, as the altered fashion required.
"First it was as tall as a man, or taller maybe," he went on. "
"As tall as the girl?"
I wish I was as tall as a queen, and as brown as a gipsy, Margaret.’
He appeared as tall as an ordinary spiresteeple, and took about ten yards at every stride, as near as Icould guess.
because you seem to swell so tall as a lion then, and it frightens me!
Also how she had seen a countess and a lord some days before, and how the lord 'was much about as tall as Peter'; at which Peter pulled up his collar so high that you couldn't have seen his head if you had been there.
We had not gone many hundred yards, when we came upon a mighty group of other trees with discolored leaves--the common humble trees of Mother Earth, of an exorbitant and phenomenal size: lycopods a hundred feet high; flowering ferns as tall as pines; gigantic grasses!
The next day Hotspur, that was his name, came home; he was a fine brown horse, without a white hair in him, as tall as Captain, with a very handsome head, and only five years old.
"Fifteen, a couple of years more or less," answered Sancho; "but she is as tall as a lance, and as fresh as an April morning, and as strong as a porter."
Few of these were as muscular or as tall as Clod-apparently, Lifeless came in as many shapes and sizes as people.
Having to speak of stature, she does not tell you that her gigantic angel was as tall as Pompey's Pillar; much less that he was twelve cubits or twelve hundred cubits high; or that his dimensions equalled those of Teneriffe or Atlas; because these, and if they were a million times as high, it would be the same, are bounded.
He, tall and broad as a giant, shining with a soul that made the colors of the sheets bend out like light through a prism.
Nestled against the back of the nook was a cage, about as tall as Vivenna's waist.
Worthy Miss Pinkerton, although she had a Roman nose and a turban, and was as tall as a grenadier, and had been up to this time an irresistible princess, had no will or strength like that of her little apprentice, and in vain did battle against her, and tried to overawe her.
In fact, they seemed about as tall as Dorothy, who was a well-grown child for her age, although they were, so far as looks go, many years older.