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But, happy Sissy's happy children loving her; all children loving her; she, grown learned in childish lore; thinking no innocent and pretty fancy ever to be despised; trying hard to know her humbler fellow-creatures, and to beautify their lives of machinery and reality with those imaginative graces and delights, without which the heart of infancy will wither up, the sturdiest physical manhood will be morally stark death, and the plainest national prosperity figures can show, will be the Writing on the Wall, - she holding this course as part of no fantastic vow, or bond, or brotherhood, or sisterhood, or pledge, or covenant, or fancy dress, or fancy fair; but simply as a duty to be done, - did Louisa see these things of herself?
His father was a prosperous scrivener, or lawyer of the humbler sort, and a Puritan, but broad-minded, and his children were brought up in the love of music, beauty, and learning.
To watch the behaviour of a fine lady to other and humbler women, is a very good sport for a philosophical frequenter of Vanity Fair.
Fairlie's grave from the humbler monuments scattered about it.
They were all well dressed, but not to my thinking above their condition; for I like to see the humbler classes of society careful of their dress and appearance, and even, if they please, decorated with such little trinkets as come within the compass of their means.
Giles's habit to admit to too great familiarity the humbler servants: towards whom it was rather his wont to deport himself with a lofty affability, which, while it gratified, could not fail to remind them of his superior position in society.
Describing herself as 'wiser but humbler,' opposition Senator Leila de Lima expressed no regrets 'in spite of a roller coaster life' as she turned 60 on Tuesday.
He went on to say that Bob was way humbler than what people would expect and cared about people.
She is always ready to take great trouble over small things, especially when she suspects that things which are small to her may be of great importance to humbler people," he said.
But no sooner had the company set up shop than demands for a humbler item began rushing in.
Fielding knows the spotlight will be on him when he faces Alvarez but will draw on his experiences after beginning his career in much humbler surroundings.
Clarke's use of "English" FA is revealing as there is a conscious effort at football's oldest national governing body to be humbler on the world stage, where every other FA's name contains a reference to its nationality.