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He was not gifted with an imperturbable temper, and on music-nights it was apparent that patience could never be an easy virtue to him; but this evening, as he glances over his spectacles at Bill Downes, the sawyer, who is turning his head on one side with a desperate sense of blankness before the letters d-r-y, his eyes shed their mildest and most encouraging light.
All appeared to mix together freely, and without any reserve; although I noticed that the wishes of a chief, even when delivered in the mildest tone, received the same immediate obedience which elsewhere would have been only accorded to a peremptory command.
He remarked to me then," said that mildest of men, " 'If your Snark be a Snark, that is right: Fetch it home by all means--you may serve it with greens, And it's handy for striking a light.
Luxury was there: there stood upon a special table eight or ten boxes of the best cigars; but they were built upon a plan so that the strongest were always nearest the wall and the mildest nearest the window.
He was the mildest of creatures and ventured upon no action of his life without consulting her.
It is the mildest term that I can find," pursued the king.
The mildest tempered people, when on land, become violent and blood- thirsty when in a boat.
Bambridge gave an ejaculation in which "brimstone" was the mildest word, and Mr.
His voice was low and gentle, his gestures were delicate, his views on life, the world, religion and politics, the mildest.
They said that he was of the kings of the world, the mildest and gentlest of men, the most gracious to his people, and the most jealous of glory.
It is only right of course that the people should elect a body of representatives who will decide questions of supplies and of taxation; this institution has always existed, under the sway of the most tyrannous ruler no less than under the sceptre of the mildest of princes.
He took to going about with a spade in one hand and a revolver in the other, explaining that he felt safer that way, and we bore it quite patiently, as becomes civilised beings who respect each other's prejudices, until one day, when I mildly asked him to tie up a fallen creeper-- and after he bought the revolver my tones in addressing him were of the mildest, and I quite left off reading to him aloud-- he turned round, looked me straight in the face for the first time since he has been here, and said, "Do I look like Graf X- --(a great local celebrity), or like a monkey?