His present sense of these advantages revealed itself in the affability of his greeting to Ralph, and in his off-hand request that the latter should "look up Clare," who had come over with him to get her winter finery.
Just as if we had waited to be told this, when in fact Bessie and I had been consulting about our bonnets and dresses in the most grave and mature manner for years past, and arranging our future on plans that for variety and agreeability could not have been surpassed had we been brought up on the Arabian Nights and Moore's Poems, instead of Baxter's Saint's Rest and Pollok's Course of Time.
No, I will never exchange them; take back the beauty and wit you bestow upon me, leave me my own mediocrity of agreeableness and genius, but leave me also my sincerity, my constancy and my plain dealing; 'tis all I have to recommend me to the esteem either of others or myself.
His disciplinary knowledge and tact in the government of men, united to amenity of manners, led to his selection in 1802, by the Hon.
He forthwith secured an interview, which resulted in favourable impressions on both sides, of amiability and intellectual powers.
"I have just received permission from H.M. the Emperor of Morocco to go to Fez, and am in hopes to obtain his approbation to enter the desert along with the caravan to Soudan.
This marked and public testimonial of your approval cannot fail to make me doubly jealous of it in days to come."
Lincoln: Believe me, gentlemen, I have considered this matter with all the earnestness and understanding of which I am capable.
The yacht's head paid off, and, answering her helm, she, with the tide in her favor, bore seaward.
Of the two, Disraeli was superior in the control of his temper and in geniality of disposition, making members roar with laughter by his off-hand vituperation and ingenuity in inventing nicknames.
And he drank with that fullness and gratefulness common to the desert traveler finding sweet water.
So presently a savory stew of tripe and onions, with sweet little fat dumplings, was set before him, likewise a good stout pottle of Malmsey, and straightway the holy friar fell to with great courage and heartiness, so that in a short time nought was left but a little pool of gravy in the center of the platter, not large enow to keep the life in a starving mouse.
Mutuality of Interest.
Leslie wondered if it were wrong that the high mountain fervor let itself go from her so soon and easily; that the sweet pleasantness of this new resting-place should come to her as a rest; that the laughter and frolic of the schoolgirls made her glad with such sudden sympathy and foresight of enjoyment; that she should have "come down" all the way from Jefferson in Jeannie's sense, and that she almost felt it a comfortable thing herself not to be kept always "up in the clouds."
She had passed her existence hating men yet needing them in order to live,--doing them all the harm possible and receiving it from them in sad reciprocity until finally she had perished at their hands.
The charm of her company, apart from the kindliness of her manner, lay in an immediate responsiveness to all that was going on around her, and the sense her talk and presence conveyed of a life controlled by a homely, dignified, strenuous tradition.
King: To Tharmia Well, your Sincerity, I trust that you are glad to have come to Thek.
It was an unspeakable comfort to know that you sympathized with me at every point; but to have had the sympathy expressed even by a look would have made it impossible for me to bear up.
CHAPTER V FOUR IN THE AIR Dan looked from Morgan to Silent and back again for understanding.
And though from these thy Embers we receive Some warmth, so much as may be said, we live, That we dare praise thee, blushlesse, in the head Of the best piece Hermes to Love e're read, That We rejoyce and glory in thy Wit, And feast each other with remembring it, That we dare speak thy thought, thy Acts recite: Yet all men henceforth be afraid to write.
No doubt he'd done it with his usual wholeheartedness; he'd earned his toys.