He was one of the martyrs to that terrible delusion, which should teach us, among its other morals, that the influential classes, and those who take upon themselves to be leaders of the people, are fully liable to all the passionate error that has ever characterized
the maddest mob.
I want the key," said Magdalen, passing from the imitation at the breakfast-table to the post-bag on the sideboard with the easy abruptness which characterized
all her actions.
Noirtier left the room when he had finished, with the same calmness that had characterized
him during the whole of this remarkable and trying conversation.
Athos at that moment extended his hand with the air of supreme command which characterized
him alone, drew out his sword and the scabbard at the same time, broke the blade in the sheath on his knee and threw the pieces to his right.
Covered with his black veil, he stood before the chief magistrate, the council, and the representatives, and wrought so deep an impression, that the legislative measures of that year were characterized
by all the gloom and piety of our earliest ancestral sway.
Whether it were sage, statesman, or philanthropist, Ernest received these visitors with the gentle sincerity that had characterized
him from boyhood, and spoke freely with them of whatever came uppermost, or lay deepest in his heart or their own.
Grovetown church clock struck four; looking up, I beheld the last of that day's sun, glinting red through the leafless boughs of some very old oak trees surrounding the church--its light coloured and characterized
the picture as I wished.
This, under the circumstances, has been justly characterized
by one of the witnesses (Montani, the confectioner,) as an expression of remonstrance or expostulation.
The door was unfastened, and Richard entered, with the freedom that characterized
not only the intercourse between the cousins, but the ordinary manners of the sheriff.
And with the perfect tact which characterized
his refined nature, he bowed and retired.
Most of the clerks were young men of good families, from the Highlands of Scotland, characterized
by the perseverance, thrift, and fidelity of their country, and fitted by their native hardihood to encounter the rigorous climate of the North, and to endure the trials and privations of their lot; though it must not be concealed that the constitutions of many of them became impaired by the hardships of the wilderness, and their stomachs injured by occasional famishing, and especially by the want of bread and salt.
You can form very little idea of what passed through her mind as you spoke; if she ever really marries you, the affair will be characterized
by the usual justice of all human beings towards women.