He would have heard of channels and sandbanks, of natural features of the land useful for sea-marks, of villages and tribes and modes of barter and precautions to take: with the instructive tales about native chiefs dyed more or less blue, whose character for greediness, ferocity, or amiability must have been expounded
to him with that capacity for vivid language which seems joined naturally to the shadiness of moral character and recklessness of disposition.
With that wonderfully fascinating quiet voice of his he expounded
to us the most terrible of all philosophies, the philosophy of power, preached to us the most marvellous of all gospels, the gospel of gold.
Salters was mainly agricultural; for, though he read "Josephus" and expounded
it, his mission in life was to prove the value of green manures, and specially of clover, against every form of phosphate whatsoever.
And mark," he expounded
further, in a curiously doctoral tone - "you are in all your limbs hateful: your eyes are hateful and your mouth is hateful, and your hair is hateful, and your body is cold and vicious like a snake - and altogether you are perdition.
People did not know what they let their boys in for when they let them go to sea," he expounded
The sermon, as might be expected, was of the extremest antinomian type; on justification by faith, as expounded
in the theology of St Paul.
The miracle of life which will not be expounded
but will remain a miracle, introduces a new element.
Inaudible, but convincing, the great inventor expounded
his discovery, and sent his obedient little model of the trains of the future up gradients, round curves, and across a sagging wire.
It was plain that Armfeldt had thought out that plan long ago and now expounded
it not so much to answer the questions put- which, in fact, his plan did not answer- as to avail himself of the opportunity to air it.
Since seven o'clock that evening he had been reading out loud the document in which the faith of the new reformers was expounded
, but the reading was so frequently interrupted by discussion, and it was so often necessary to inform Mary "in strictest confidence" of the private characters and evil designs of certain individuals and societies that they were still only half-way through the manuscript.
Rachel followed her eyes and found that they rested for a second, on the robust figure of Richard Dalloway, who was engaged in striking a match on the sole of his boot; while Willoughby expounded
something, which seemed to be of great interest to them both.
Garth, with her sleeves turned above her elbows, deftly handling her pastry--applying her rolling-pin and giving ornamental pinches, while she expounded
with grammatical fervor what were the right views about the concord of verbs and pronouns with "nouns of multitude or signifying many," was a sight agreeably amusing.