Thus grows up Fashion, an equivocal semblance, the most puissant, the most fantastic and frivolous, the most feared and followed, and which morals and violence assault in vain.
The strong men usually give some allowance even to the petulances of fashion, for that affinity they find in it.
"Of course it is," said he; "to my mind, fashion
is one of the wickedest things in the world.
Her furniture is still in the house, and I bought most of it--for a mere song you might say, because it was all so old- fashioned
that the trustees despaired of selling it.
As the fashion
was, he wrote to her a series of sonnets, in one of which we learn that her name was Elizabeth.
We do not hear that Memnon's statue gave forth its melody at all under the rushing of the mightiest wind, or in response to any other influence divine or human than certain short-lived sunbeams of morning; and we must learn to accommodate ourselves to the discovery that some of those cunningly fashioned
instruments called human souls have only a very limited range of music, and will not vibrate in the least under a touch that fills others with tremulous rapture or quivering agony.
Her riding hat is stuck full of parti-colored feathers; her robe, fashioned
somewhat after that of the whites, is of red, green, and sometimes gray cloth, but always of the finest texture that can be procured.
As to the good man, Malicorne -- we speak of the syndic of Orleans -- he did not see more clearly into the present than others did into the future; and had no suspicion as he walked, every day, between three and five o'clock, after his dinner, upon the Place Sainte-Catherine, in his gray coat, cut after the fashion
of Louis XIII.
I've a good mind to do it anyway, just to teach you that duelling has gone out of fashion
. Now let us see to your injuries."
It was this highly artificial but very beautiful poetic fashion
which Wyatt deliberately set about to introduce into England.
The "Old-Fashioned Girl" is not intended as a perfect model, but as a possible improvement upon [Page] the Girl of the Period, who seems sorrowfully ignorant or ashamed of the good old fashions
which make woman truly beautiful and honored, and, through her, render home what it should be,-a happy place, where parents and children, brothers and sisters, learn to love and know and help one another.
Like most old fashioned
pulpits, it was a very lofty one, and since a regular stairs to such a height would, by its long angle with the floor, seriously contract the already small area of the chapel, the architect, it seemed, had acted upon the hint of Father Mapple, and finished the pulpit without a stairs, substituting a perpendicular side ladder, like those used in mounting a ship from a boat at sea.