So little adapted is the atmosphere of a Custom-house to the delicate harvest of fancy and sensibility
, that, had I remained there through ten Presidencies yet to come, I doubt whether the tale of "The Scarlet Letter" would ever have been brought before the public eye.
They have forced themselves upon the sensibility
of the people at large, and have at length extorted from those, whose mistaken policy has had the principal share in precipitating the extremity at which we are arrived, a reluctant confession of the reality of those defects in the scheme of our federal government, which have been long pointed out and regretted by the intelligent friends of the Union.
The hands were always malformed; and though some surprised me by their unexpected human appearance, almost all were deficient in the number of the digits, clumsy about the finger-nails, and lacking any tactile sensibility
These tears he interpreted as a sign of gratitude, for he told me that he had always felt assured of my good sense, cleverness, and sensibility
, but that hitherto he had hesitated to take this step until he should have learned precisely how I was getting on.
She felt that Jane's feelings, though fervent, were little displayed, and that there was a constant complacency in her air and manner not often united with great sensibility
Cousin Laurence was a boy of twelve, a bright scholar, in whom an early thoughtfulness and sensibility
began to show themselves.
too tremblingly alive to every affliction of my Freinds, my Acquaintance and particularly to every affliction of my own, was my only fault, if a fault it could be called.
You will think, perhaps, that I must have been a poet, from this early sensibility
As Copley departed, happening to glance backward from the threshold, he beheld Drowne bending over the half-created shape, and stretching forth his arms as if he would have embraced and drawn it to his heart; while, had such a miracle been possible, his countenance expressed passion enough to communicate warmth and sensibility
to the lifeless oak.
I mean to win my sister-in-law's heart through the children; I know all their names already, and am going to attach myself with the greatest sensibility
to one in particular, a young Frederic, whom I take on my lap and sigh over for his dear uncle's sake.
She had reached the age of seventeen, without having seen one amiable youth who could call forth her sensibility
, without having inspired one real passion, and without having excited even any admiration but what was very moderate and very transient.
Such magnanimity and sensibility
are like the magnanimity and sensibility
of a lady who faints when she sees a calf being killed: she is so kind-hearted that she can't look at blood, but enjoys eating the calf served up with sauce.