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There was something severe in his aspect, and a rigidity throughout his person, characteristics that caused him generally to be taken for a school-master, which vocation, in fact, he had formerly exercised for several years.
To get the best and truest effect from the infinitely varying moods of sky and sea, not pictorially, but in the spirit of their calling, was their vocation, one and all; and they recognised this with as much sincerity, and drew as much inspiration from this reality, as any man who ever put brush to canvas.
A blacksmith's forge, which had been set up in the shelter of a grove near the beach, attracted so great a crowd, that it required the utmost efforts of the sentries posted around to keep the inquisitive multitude at a sufficient distance to allow the workmen to ply their vocation.
It is the vocation of financiers to anticipate the wants of men such as yourself, D'Herblay.
Their vocation has not been recognized by their families, but the world has done it justice.
The doctor of the Gentiles (the propriety of whose vocation, drew him to have a special care of those without) saith, if an heathen come in, and hear you speak with several tongues, will he not say that you are mad?
If your vocation be shoeing horses, or painting pictures, and you can do one or the other better than your fellows, then you are a fool if you are not proud of your ability.
At the present moment I feel a magnificent vocation for that profession.
To be an enthusiast had become her social vocation and, sometimes even when she did not feel like it, she became enthusiastic in order not to disappoint the expectations of those who knew her.
But the moment of vocation had come, and before he got down from his chair, the world was made new to him by a presentiment of.
He was a gentle and kindly man, with a life and a longing, quite apart from his vocation, which were never lived or fulfilled.
They were a part of the poet's choice of vocation, and he was fully aware of them:--