Will not man grow to greater perfection
intellectually as well as physically under these influences?
Thus it had come to pass, that Tellson's was the triumphant perfection
If ever any scapegrace was trimmed and touched up to perfection
, you are, Steerforth.
We left him bestirring himself to feed the fowls, and we sat down to our punch in the arbour; where Wemmick told me as he smoked a pipe that it had taken him a good many years to bring the property up to its present pitch of perfection
Osgood's, at the Orchards, and they found hams and chines uncut, pork-pies with the scent of the fire in them, spun butter in all its freshness--everything, in fact, that appetites at leisure could desire, in perhaps greater perfection
, though not in greater abundance, than at Squire Cass's.
This was soon done; but again, as I thus conned all those virtues which I was to expect united in one unhappy woman, the result was still unsatisfying, for I began to perceive that it was really not perfection
that I was in search of.
And that this is the truth may be seen by the countless plays that a most fertile wit of these kingdoms has written, with so much brilliancy, so much grace and gaiety, such polished versification, such choice language, such profound reflections, and in a word, so rich in eloquence and elevation of style, that he has filled the world with his fame; and yet, in consequence of his desire to suit the taste of the actors, they have not all, as some of them have, come as near perfection
as they ought.
Of these one of the very first that occurred to me was, that there is seldom so much perfection
in works composed of many separate parts, upon which different hands had been employed, as in those completed by a single master.
Pardon me," said I, "O Thou Whom I must no longer address as the Perfection
of all Beauty; but let me beg thee to vouchsafe thy servant a sight of thine interior.
of style is to be clear without being mean.
Renan; a supreme artist, like Flaubert, has been able to isolate himself, to keep himself out of reach of the clamorous claims of others, to stand 'under the shelter of the wall,' as Plato puts it, and so to realise the perfection
of what was in him, to his own incomparable gain, and to the incomparable and lasting gain of the whole world.
An anchor is a forged piece of iron, admirably adapted to its end, and technical language is an instrument wrought into perfection
by ages of experience, a flawless thing for its purpose.