Oh yes rather,' said he half-heartedly.
With that faculty on the part of the unlearned that one is tempted to call "American," a faculty for assimilating the grave conclusions of the doctors, and importing them light-heartedly into personal experience, he realised that what met his eyes here in Nicholas' house was one of the oldest pictures humanity has presented.
He wondered, vaguely, what might have been the outcome if Rudolph Musgrave had whole-heartedly sought, not waited for, the great adventure; if Rudolph Musgrave had puthowever irrationallymore energy and less second-thought into living; if Rudolph Musgrave had not been contented to be just a Musgrave of Matocton....
Please hurry," she added, and the driver clucked half-heartedly to his team.
" The Scholar Tsang once said of himself: "On three points I examine myself daily, viz., whether, in looking after other people's interests, I have not been acting whole-heartedly; whether, in my intercourse with friends, I have not been true; and whether, after teaching, I have not myself been practising what I have taught.
For answer Beltane slipped the basket on his arm and they went on together talking whole-heartedly of many things.
" And sighinglyyet light-heartedly, for with Laurella Consadine and Johnnie there was always the quaint suggestion of a little girl with a doll quite too big for herthe mother let her go.
" Johnnie remonstrated, half-heartedly, as he gathered the crude little invention from the frames; but his proposition wore a plausible face, and she suffered him to take them.
The room was half-heartedly decorated in a hybrid fashion.
Johnnie laughed whole-heartedly.
"Hithit's a lie," Himes mumbled half-heartedly.
The Britishers and Tories worked half-heartedly in the trenches, the savages kept well out of sight, and we of the garrison watched eagerly for an opportunity to send home a bullet where it would do the most good, until nightfall, and then came the call for us to fall into line.
Nearly frozen, very tired, 'fed up' with the weather, as all of them were, they were always cheerful, and the man who missed his footing and floundered in the mud regarded the incident as light-heartedly as his fellows.
" Fitted to shine in courts, in an age notoriously pleasure-loving, profligate, and irreligious, she deliberately and whole-heartedly cast in her lot with the despised people of God, "accounting the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt."
My peoples in the self-governing dominions have shown beyond all doubt that they whole-heartedly indorse the grave decision it was necessary to take, and I am proud to be able to show to the world that my peoples oversea are as determined as the people of the United Kingdom to prosecute a just cause to a successful end.
From a number of witnesses who testified whole-heartedly to Belgian kindness, one will suffice.
For he knew within himself that never had that twisted travesty of love stirred within him; that though he had travelled on many a golden trail it was clean-heartedly; that it was the game itself that counted ever with him and no such poisonous emotions as grew within the wretched breast of Loony Honeycutt.
She worked vigorously and swiftly; he only half-heartedly, since his thoughts were elsewhere.
Only let us remind her that the work she has so boldly, and perhaps light-heartedly, undertaken is not only the affair of China, not only the affair of Asia, but that the whole world stands to gain or lose according as the Chinese people prove themselves worthy or unworthy to carry out the stupendous task to which they have set their hands.
Somehow, he entered almost light-heartedly.
"Say anything, but speak to me!" Like a flash he seemed to pass from his own, almost the hermit's way of looking out upon life from the old-fashioned standpoint of his inherent puritanism, into a closer sympathy with those others, the men and women of the world into which he had so lately entered, the men and women who had welcomed him so warm-heartedly, human beings all of them, who lived and loved with glad hearts and much kindliness.
I recall how half-heartedly he approved of the scheme, which had its origin in the fertile brain of Mr. Collins there.
So whole-heartedly do the children play at being what their elders are!
Now while he talked light-heartedly, keeping carefully to generalities, he noticed two things,one was that Anthea made but a pretence at eating, and the second, that though she uttered a word, now and then, yet her eyes persistently avoided his.
" The prima donna, back for her engagement at eleven o'clock, came in flushed and smilingthe extraordinary warmth and fervour of her reception by the audience which she had at first been so inclined to treat with scant courtesy had restored her to good humour, and when she had eaten a few mouthfuls of delicate food and drunk her first glass of champagne she began to laugh almost light-heartedly.
Nay, the night was rather the time in which he might forget himself and plunge more whole-heartedly into his schemes of workfinancial or creative.
The other characters fall below Ernest because they did not relate themselves as whole-heartedly to the influence of the Great Stone Face.
They defended themselves only half-heartedly and finally they fled in disorder, throwing away their weapons, and followed by the shots of the Russians.
He took Cissie whole-heartedly in his arms and kissed again and again the deep crimson of her lips.
" It is tempting to linger over such a delectable morsel as this, for even if it is only the absurd and irresponsible output of one poor, foolish man, it does express more or less what industrial civilization holds to be true, though few would avow their faith so whole-heartedly.
After the war, the ever-present deep-seated poverty will reassert its presence, and in the hearts of many people the question will arise as to whether the community which courageously and whole-heartedly fought the enemy without the gates will turn with equal courage and determination when the time comes to fight the enemy within the gates.
We had tea at the Mission House and met several missionary ladies who told us much that was interesting about their work, which they seem to love whole-heartedly.
Through Nina, Lecoq had arranged a meeting between Bertomy and Madeline, and satisfied himself that the girl was whole-heartedly and devotedly attached to her uncle's cashier.
Also, into its single narrow window rose the dust of ashes, of old rags and other refuse thrown light-heartedly into the back yard, which not being visible from the street supplied the typical housewife of a frontier town with that relaxation from any necessity to keep up an appearance of economy and cleanliness so desirable to her liberty-loving soul.
Never did statesman on his wedding-day take away a bride more whole-heartedly resolved to be all a wife can be to him in his career.
Most of the articles that have been written on the Airedale have come from the pen of Mr. Buckley, and therefore but modest reference is made to the man who has worked so whole-heartedly, so well, and so successfully in the interests of the breed he loves.
As he was light-heartedly attending the festivities at the White House, and as he was penning these two interesting letters to his wife, letters which she never read, and anticipating with keenest pleasure a speedy reunion, she lay dead at their home in New Haven.
She was almost sure she would get her opera box, but she did not see why she should have to struggle for her rights, and she was especially annoyed with Mrs. Spragg for seconding her so half-heartedly.
He had "converted" her, I knew, but that she had subscribed whole-heartedly to that most cruel and ugly of his dogmasthis was new to me, and came with a certain shock as I heard it.
" "It would be," he assented, "if it were possible for me to be whole-heartedly there.
" "If it were only possible,"she was quoting what her father had said to her the other night at Ravinia,"for him to be whole-heartedly there!
And he could befor it's a place one can't help loving and he and Rush are wonderful companionshe could be whole-heartedly there if it weren't for Paula.
Could John be relied upon to come whole-heartedly to her defense.
He wasn't enough of an old-fashioned parent to believe, at all whole-heartedly, that Mary was his to dispose of.
Caught, Ted tried half-heartedly to make denial, but the effort was scarcely a success.
It was characteristic that, arrived at his destination, he straightway forgot the pleasures he was foregoing at Hal's and plunged whole-heartedly into amusing himself to the utmost with Madeline Taylor.
Sylvia had seldom seen him so light-heartedly amused.
She knew, and knew with delight, the wanderer's lightened, emancipated sense of being at a distance from obligations, that cheerful sense of an escape from the emprisoning solidarity of humanity which furnishes the zest of life for the tourist and the tramp, enabling the one light-heartedly to offend proprieties and the other casually to commit murder.
You've been clanking your chains and half-heartedly wishing for some mysterious power to strike them off.
She had always thought herself a coward, she feared death with a terrible repugnance; but now she found, to her surprise, that she would have light-heartedly changed places with her husband.
" Mathilde laughed, but not whole-heartedly.
These expeditions brought no important practical benefit to the south; and they were not embarked on with full force, because there was only the one court clique at the back of them, and that not whole-heartedly, since it was too much taken up with the politics of the court.
It was the old story, repeated so often on these occasions; a badly planned attack carried out half-heartedly by undisciplined men, under one or two resolute leaders; as soon as the leaders were disabled, the rest retreated with more or less loss.
Even when standing on the cold floor while she remade the bed he maintained an attitude of unbending dignity, only relaxing when she smote him light-heartedly with the bolster.
She gave him an uneasy glance, but still kind-heartedly she persevered in her effort to lift him out of his depression.
Some youths at the back started applause, which spread, though somewhat half-heartedly, through the crowd, and for a space the ugly feeling died down.
Twenty-five years of such allegiance, preceded by a youth in which the same gospel of obedience was bred into his marrowthis was not to be thrown off by a mere heartache; not to be more than striven against, half-heartedly, in the first moment of anguish.
You yourselves have profited most by Caesar's virtues and you demand his praises not half-heartedly, as if he were no relation, but out of deep affection as one of your very own.
They had whole-heartedly welcomed that conception of Science which in Europe, where it was first elaborated, still struggles with older ideals.
"My mind is quite made up," says Manuel, "so what, in God's name, is the good of this?" Niafer now wept more and more broken-heartedly.
The chiefs of their great soldier caste have been more honest than ourselves in the business, with the honesty of men who, knowing that war is murder, have adopted the methods of murderers, whole-heartedly, with all the force of their intellect and genius, not weakened by any fear of public opinion, by any prick of conscience, or by any sentiment of compassion.
That Russia could do anything else than whole-heartedly welcome the formation of the Balkan League was absolutely impossible.
Prince Eugen no longer led them, and though the Serbs were again persuaded by their Patriarch, Arsen IV, to rise against the Turks, they only did so half-heartedly.
No prince in Europe was moved to any action by its peril, except, very half-heartedly, the Doge.
She trudged home through the snow light-heartedly, with a warm feeling that she had been the means of saving a friend from disgrace.
But, oh, how could you commend their chafing for battle and slaughter?" "Ah, Miss Anna, you" "Oh, when you know that the sooner they go the sooner comes the heartache and heartbreak for the hundreds of women they so light-heartedly leave behind them!
Rotten luck for him, you might say, but how lucky for me!" Had he been the brother who was shot in both legs he would have treated the matter just as light-heartedly.
She grows excited, breathes loud and fast, laughs, and scrubs me light-heartedly.
But to you comes Alain the harper, not as a conqueror but as a suppliant,Alain who has loved you whole-heartedly these two years past, and who now kneels before you entreating grace.
Much land was speedily ruined, but nothing was so cheap and plentiful in that day as land, so the planter light-heartedly cleared more and let the old revert to the wilderness.
Do you think he'd sing for us, Mrs. Gale?" Alice said it light-heartedly, for she did not know what she was asking.
He sat there with it in his hand, nodding his head over it so broken-heartedly you could not have believed that he had forgotten it for several days.
"You need not think it is of you we are proud," she assured him light-heartedly; "it is really of ourselves.
"I have been doing very little since I last saw youit is not sheer idleness, but somehow one cannot go light-heartedly to dinners and concerts and theatres in times like these, when traitors are trampling the nag under foot, and when thousands and thousands of young men are leaving the city every day to go to the defence of our distracted country.
I think the reason why it is so often misconceived and misunderstood is because of the fact that it is a narrow path and is followed whole-heartedly by few.
He must fling himself whole-heartedly into a passionate worship of what is beautiful, not desiring it only that it may thrill and satisfy him, but longing to draw near to its innermost essence.
Perhaps there are personalities whom the young and ardent as whole-heartedly desire to see and hear as I did the gods of my youth.
A poet-chronicler, Godfrey of Paris, who was a witness of the scene, thus describes it: "The Grand Master, seeing the fire prepared, stripped himself briskly; I tell just as I saw; he bared himself to his shirt, light-heartedly and with a good grace, without a whit of trembling, though he was dragged and shaken mightily.
" "There wasn't," Alford protested, simple-heartedly.
It may seem strange, but it is true, that nothing will refresh the mind like such an early morning song, sung whole-heartedly on such a beautiful morning, when all nature is joining in praises to the Creator, and at every step man feels His holy, pure, and shining nearness.
" "Do they look as if they needed cheering?" Josephine glanced from Janet, laughing whole-heartedly at something Max was apparently describing with great eloquence, to Constance Carew, leaning back in her chair and looking up at Jarvis, who stood beside her, with the smile which made her face a picture to study.
He had one faithful ally, though not a powerful one, in Editha, who, lured by some vague promises of his, desperate too, as regarded her own future, had chosen to throw in her lot whole-heartedly with his.
He continued to serve him faithfully, to look after his interests in and around Acol Court to the best of his ability; above all he continued to be whole-heartedly grateful.
With it all Lambert's was one of those dispositions, often peculiar to those who have led an isolated and introspective life, which never do anything half-heartedly; and just as he took his somewhat empty secretarial duties seriously, so did he look on this self-imposed task, against which his better judgment rebelled, with earnestness and determination.
This promise she had given him freely and whole-heartedly more than a fortnight ago.
In that peaceful summer I finished my first novel, knocked Garibaldi on the head with a closing rhapsody, saw the York spring and summer races in hopelessly wet weather, learnt to love the Yorkshire people, and left Yorkshire almost broken-heartedly on a dull gray October morning, to travel Londonwards through a landscape that was mostly under water.
"I never thought," he said to me at last, "to go light-heartedly awayand yet I can do even that!
In many ways, they were large-heartedly generous, but only in a serious manner, when actual need required it.
For once Keith lost his usual timidity under such circumstances and threw himself whole-heartedly into anything the gang suggested.
" Naumann repudiates, rather regretfully, the counsels of Jesus about economic and civil affairs, but Herrmann says that he does it light-heartedly, because he has found out that these counsels are not applicable to existing conditions.
And it will not try to win men by offering them ease and safety and comfort, but rather by showing them how tremendous are the tasks before them; what a mighty work there is to do in delivering this world from the bondage of corruption and selfishness; what hardship and toil and sacrifice are needed; but how sure the victory is for those who are able to believe the word of Jesus Christ and follow, whole-heartedly, his leadership.
" Such was the husband Princess Caroline came so light-heartedly, with laughter on her lips, from Brunswick to wed, little dreaming of the disillusion and tears that were to await her on the very threshold of the life to which she had looked forward with such high hopes.
ASTOLFO, a knight-errant in mediæval legend who generous-heartedly is always to do greater feats than he can perform; in "Orlando Furioso" he brings back Orlando's lost wits in a phial from the moon, and possesses a horn that with a blast can discomfit armies.
Might it yet be some day that on my threshold I should find her, as erst, in the morning twilight, Her traveler's bundle beside her, And her eye true-heartedly looking up to me, Saying, "See, I've come back, Back once more from the lonely world!"
So he followed light-heartedly after the old man, his eyes and ears alert, and his right hand, by force of habit, reaching under his coat to the butt of his pistol.
You could tell that they were speaking open-heartedly.
He had started the evening by being very gay; he had ordered champagne and a succulent meal, and chatted light-heartedly with his companion, until presently three young women, flashily dressed, made noisy irruption into the restaurant.
Inquiries discreetly conducted had revealed the terrible truth, that Madame had been faithless to him, had light-heartedly assumed the death of her husband, and had contracted what was nothing less than a bigamous marriage.
Casey affected not to notice, and busied himself with the fire while the woman reproved Junior half-heartedly in an undertone, and laughed stagily and remarked upon the number of hours since they had breakfasted.
" "You could git somebody else," Casey suggested half-heartedly.