Such a view would have been wrong there and then, and would, of course, be still more wrong now and in England; for as man moves northward the material necessities of life become of more vital importance, and our society is infinitely more complex, and displays
far greater extremes of luxury and pauperism than any society of the antique world.
A GREAT EVENT HAPPENS IN THE VALLEY--THE ISLAND TELEGRAPH--SOMETHING BEFALLS TOBY--FAYAWAY DISPLAYS
A TENDER HEART--MELANCHOLY REFLECTIONS--MYSTERIOUS CONDUCT OF THE ISLANDERS--DEVOTION OF KORY-KORY--A RURAL COUCH--A LUXURY--KORY-KORY STRIKES A LIGHT A LA TYPEE
Fetes and brilliant displays
received them everywhere along the line of march.
He wandered wildly about Paris; amid the gorgeous equipages, in the bosom of that flaunting luxury that displays
itself everywhere; he hurried past the windows of the money-changers where gold was glittering; and at last he resolved to sell himself to be a substitute for military service, hoping that this sacrifice would save Ginevra, and that her father, during his absence, would take her home.
I do not, of course, speak of the conceit that displays
itself in an elevated nose and a falsetto voice.
The portraits it displays
in oil--and plenty of it too--of Mr.
In his own mind Ralph was following the passage of the Otway carriage over the heath; he then went back to the five or ten minutes that he had spent with Katharine, and examined each word with the care that a scholar displays
upon the irregularities of an ancient text.
Yes, Father," laughed the great fellow, "for the sake of Holy Church I did indeed confiscate that temptation completely, and if you must needs have proof in order to absolve me from my sins, come with me now and you shall sample the excellent discrimination which the Bishop of Norwich displays
in the selection of his temptations.
Not in his world were such displays
of affection between parents and children made.
There was no sitting still for Polly after that, for the lads kept her going at a great pace; and she was so happy, she never saw or suspected how many little manoeuvres, heart-burnings, displays
of vanity, affectation, and nonsense were going on all round her.
I hold very unpopular opinions as to the athletic displays
which are so much in vogue in England just now.
Some well-intentioned, but rather obstinate persons, could not at first comprehend how, if the moon displays
invariably the same face to the earth during her revolution, she can describe one turn round herself.