The country air, and all the conveniences, --I may say luxuries
,--that I have gathered about me, will do wonders for him.
I have seen a degree of sense in the modest arrangement of one homely Belgian household, that might put to shame the elegance, the superfluities, the luxuries
, the strained refinements of a hundred genteel English mansions.
With a small pinch of it in one hand, and a quarter section of a bread-fruit in the other, the greatest chief in the valley would have laughed at all luxuries
of a Parisian table.
Books, indeed, were his sole luxuries
, and in Paris these are easily obtained.
Under his direction, Monsieur Le Quoi made some purchases, consisting of a few cloths; some groceries, with a good deal of gunpowder and tobacco; a quantity of iron-ware, among which was a large proportion of Barlow’s jack-knives, potash-kettles, and spiders; a very formidable collection of crockery of the coarsest quality and most uncouth forms; together with every other common article that the art of man has devised for his wants, not forgetting the luxuries
of looking-glasses and Jew’s- harps.
Beware my Laura (she would often say) Beware of the insipid Vanities and idle Dissipations of the Metropolis of England; Beware of the unmeaning Luxuries
of Bath and of the stinking fish of Southampton.
He certainly wished her to go willingly, but he as certainly wished her to be heartily sick of home before her visit ended; and that a little abstinence from the elegancies and luxuries
of Mansfield Park would bring her mind into a sober state, and incline her to a juster estimate of the value of that home of greater permanence, and equal comfort, of which she had the offer.
The tables in the great banqueting room groaned under the weight of game of all kinds; of venison from the woods, and fish from the lakes, with hunters' delicacies, such as buffalos' tongues, and beavers' tails, and various luxuries
from Montreal, all served up by experienced cooks brought for the purpose.
What remedy then shall we find for these three disorder; and first, to prevent stealing from necessity, let every one be supplied with a moderate subsistence, which may make the addition of his own industry necessary; second to prevent stealing to procure the luxuries
of life, temperance be enjoined; and thirdly, let those who wish for pleasure in itself seek for it only in philosophy, all others want the assistance of men.
He had calculated upon her eventual love, and tried to tempt her with a lavish outlay upon comforts and luxuries
, knowing too well how easily the heart accustoms itself to comforts, and how difficult it is to tear one's self away from luxuries
which have become habitual and, little by little, indispensable.
Of course Dorothy enjoyed all these luxuries
, and the only reason she had heretofore preferred to live in Kansas was because her uncle and aunt loved her and needed her with them.
He dreamed of joys and luxuries
and power which always had been beyond his grasp, and as he dreamed his gaze lifted from the table, as the gaze of a dreamer will, to a far distant goal above the mean horizon of terrestrial commonplaceness.