You mean, I said, if I understand you aright, that there is one sort of narrative style which may be employed by a truly good man when he has anything to say, and that another sort will be used by a man of an opposite character and education.
Suppose, I answered, that a just and good man in the course of a narration comes on some saying or action of another good man,-- I should imagine that he will like to personate him, and will not be ashamed of this sort of imitation: he will be most ready to play the part of the good man when he is acting firmly and wisely; in a less degree when he is overtaken by illness or love or drink, or has met with any other disaster.
since my rebuff of yesterday I have a sort
of empty feeling.
I felt their strength drawing me towards her and by a sort of blind and desperate effort I resisted.
But before I made it, in a sort of desperation, I pressed a long kiss into the hollow of her throat.
As they drew near there seemed a sort
of monstrous irony in the fact that the dead machine was still throbbing and thundering as busily as a factory, while the man lay so still.
I owe you the idea, however, so I will tell you the sort
of person I shall look out for.
"He should be recommended to follow a treatment of some sort
," the soldierly voice of the active-looking man was heard advising earnestly from a distance.
I have plenty of ideas and facts, you know, and I can see he is just the man to put them into shape--remembers what the right quotations are, omne tulit punctum, and that sort
of thing--gives subjects a kind of turn.
I knew, just as sure as I was standing there on one leg, that this was the sort
of girl who would have me and Gentleman out of that house about three seconds after the clergyman had tied the knot.
Even these wretched young rotters were not very common at our house; but there were two of them that were a lot too common--common in every sort
"The house is very old--probably the first house of some sort
that stood there was in the time of the Romans.