All of the men
and women the writer had ever known had become grotesques.
To conclude, the old men
went off, one crestfallen, and the other in high contentment, all who were present were astonished, and he who was recording the words, deeds, and movements of Sancho could not make up his mind whether he was to look upon him and set him down as a fool or as a man of sense.
They seemed to me then to be brown men
; but their limbs were oddly swathed in some thin, dirty, white stuff down even to the fingers and feet: I have never seen men
so wrapped up before, and women so only in the East.
added the wounded man, in an accent of terror which made the young men
shudder; "you will not allow that?
But the face might well have befitted one of those iron-hearted men
All the great men
of the neighborhood were there on horseback; militia officers, in uniform; the member of Congress; the sheriff of the county; the editors of newspapers; and many a farmer, too, had mounted his patient steed, with his Sunday coat upon his back.
But if a man be thought secret, it inviteth discovery; as the more close air sucketh in the more open; and as in confession, the revealing is not for worldly use, but for the ease of a man's heart, so secret men
come to the knowledge of many things in that kind; while men
rather discharge their minds, than impart their minds.
In the busy street, in the crowded room, in the grind of work, in the whirl of pleasure, amid the many or amid the few--wherever men
congregate together, wherever the music of human speech is heard and human thought is flashed from human eyes, there, shunned and solitary, the shy man, like a leper, stands apart.
One apostle thought all men
should go to farming, and another that no man should buy or sell, that the use of money was the cardinal evil; another that the mischief was in our diet, that we eat and drink damnation.
But if any constable finds too many men
against him, let him sound a horn, and then let each band within hearing come with all speed and join the party that calls them.
If there be a single law governing the actions of men
, free will cannot exist, for then man's will is subject to that law.
So close were the two canoes to one another that the black had only an opportunity to note the white face in the bow of the oncoming craft before the two touched and his own men
were upon their feet, yelling like mad devils and thrusting their long spears at the occupants of the other canoe.