Nothing can be more dangerous for the fame of a professor of the fine arts, than to permit(if he can possibly prevent it) the character of a mannerist to be attached to him, or that he should be supposed capable of success only in a particular and limited style
The burghers and the land-owners, alarmed at first lest the price of everything should increase, recognized later that this increase in the style
of living had a contrary effect upon their revenues.
For Nature, who abhors mannerism, has set her heart on breaking up all styles
and tricks, and it is so much easier to do what one has done before than to do a new thing, that there is a perpetual tendency to a set mode.
This is an example of another kind, a mixture of styles
Casaubon expressed himself nearly as he would have done to a fellow-student, for he had not two styles
of talking at command: it is true that when he used a Greek or Latin phrase he always gave the English with scrupulous care, but he would probably have done this in any case.
she cried, laughing gleefully, "verily do I believe I have captured the wild Norman of Torn, for this very knight, who styles
himself Roger de Conde, fights as I ne'er saw man fight before, and he rode with his visor down until I chid him for it.
Hence the applause was by no means general when the herald-at-arms proclaimed, after a flourish of trumpets, the names and styles
of the knights who were prepared, for the honor of their country and for the love of their ladies, to hold the field against all who might do them the favor to run a course with them.
ANOTHER poet of this age, Robert Herrick, in himself joined the two styles
of poetry of which we have been speaking, for he was both a love poet and a religious poet.
there are only two styles
of portrait painting; the serious and the smirk; and we always use the serious for professional people (except actors sometimes), and the smirk for private ladies and gentlemen who don't care so much about looking clever.
The intense interest aroused in the public by what was known at the time as "The Styles
Case" has now somewhat subsided.
You will stand at the altar when your time comes, with Brown and Jones, Nokes and Styles
, Jack and Gill.
And I trust there is no reader of this little story who has not discernment enough to perceive that the Miss Eliza Styles
(an old schoolfellow, Rebecca said, with whom she had resumed an active correspondence of late, and who used to fetch these letters from the saddler's), wore brass spurs, and large curling mustachios, and was indeed no other than Captain Rawdon Crawley.