Only occasionally did we exchange a few words with one another-- words, for the most part, that were of little purport
or substance, yet words to which it delighted me to apportion their several meanings, their peculiar secret values.
You can hardly doubt the purport
of my discourse, however your natural delicacy may lead you to dissemble; my attentions have been too marked to be mistaken.
was, that, at some future day, a child should be born hereabouts, who was destined to become the greatest and noblest personage of his time, and whose countenance, in manhood, should bear an exact resemblance to the Great Stone Face.
The stove might be dismal-looking to some eyes, not to mine, but it was indisputably very warm, and there were two gentlemen seated by it talking in French; impossible to follow their rapid utterance, or comprehend much of the purport
of what they said--yet French, in the mouths of Frenchmen, or Belgians (I was not then sensible of the horrors of the Belgian accent) was as music to my ears.
And Edmund, silenced, was obliged to acknowledge that the charm of acting might well carry fascination to the mind of genius; and with the ingenuity of love, to dwell more on the obliging, accommodating purport
of the message than on anything else.
There was much more, but I have forgotten, and I do not know the purport
of even these words, but it may be that the god will understand.
Then, suddenly realising the full purport
of his words, she gave a violent start and looked up, with fear and astonishment upon her broad, good-humoured face.
Differing accounts were given of its history and purport
And he put one hand in his breast and stood upright in a martial attitude as I informed little Miss Flite, in her ear, of the purport
of his kind errand.
In the third category he included those Brothers (the majority) who saw nothing in Freemasonry but the external forms and ceremonies, and prized the strict performance of these forms without troubling about their purport
I dare say my priest had his notion of the general shape and purport
, the gross material body of the thing, but he did not trouble me with it, while we sat tranced together in the presence of its soul.
Slowly the men standing there at the board of Sir Roger de Leybourn grasped the full purport
of that awful name.