Clutton's refusal to show his work might be sheer vanity: he could not bear the thought of anyone's criticism, and he would not expose himself to the chance of a refusal from the Salon; he wanted to be received as a master and would not risk comparisons
with other work which might force him to diminish his own opinion of himself.
But these comparisons
did not rouse Hewet, who, after a careless glance round the room, fixed his eyes upon a thicket of native spears which were so ingeniously arranged as to run their points at you whichever way you approached them.
Still, such comparisons
might mislead, for no man was more incapable of flashy make-believe than Mr.
But they all showed a rather remarkable aptitude for delineation which further fortified Bowen's comparisons
between these people and the extinct Cro-Magnons whose ancient art is still preserved in the caverns of Niaux and Le Portel.
Caldwell--there had been something about him that had made the girl like him from the first; he had talked so entertainingly of the places he had seen--the peoples and their customs--the wild beasts; and he had always had a droll way of drawing striking comparisons
between savage animals and civilized men that showed a considerable knowledge of the former, and a keen, though somewhat cynical, estimate of the latter.
But among Steele's gay companions the book had little effect except to make them laugh at him and draw comparisons
between the lightness of his words and actions, and the seriousness of the ideas set forth in his Christian Hero.
Kennedy and others render "Since to men of experience I see that also comparisons
of their counsels are in most lively use.
The chance comparison
in this chapter, between the whale and the elephant, so far as some aspects of the tail of the one and the trunk of the other are concerned, should not tend to place those two opposite organs on an equality, much less the creatures to which they respectively belong.
One juryman after another took the cardboard and the glass and made the comparison
Dashwood's income would be so trifling in comparison
with their own, she should have any handsome article of furniture.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way--in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison
A similar comparison
would lead to the same conclusion in respect to the constitutions of most of the other States.