From the point of view of subject, a healthy work of art is one the choice of whose subject is conditioned by the temperament
of the artist, and comes directly out of it.
In truth they are all creatures of given temperament
, which will appear in a given character, whose boundaries they will never pass: but we look at them, they seem alive, and we presume there is impulse in them.
And there were present, also, those fearless travellers and explorers whose energetic temperaments
had borne them through every quarter of the globe, many of them grown old and worn out in the service of science.
He will write a page or two, giving evidence of that accumulated power and attainment which, with a more strenuous temperament
, might have sufficed for an effective volume.
Certain countries distinguished themselves by their liberality; others untied their purse-strings with less facility--a matter of temperament
And as it is part of the American temperament
to foresee everything in business, even failure, the Honorable Harry Trolloppe, judge commissioner, and Francis Drayton, magistrate, were nominated beforehand!
Though his obstinacy was a part of his national temperament
, and his physical and mental irritability in part a result of his ill-health, any candid estimate of his life cannot altogether overlook them.
But a temperamental difference, temperament
being immutable, is the parent of hate.
Levin remembered that when Nikolay had been in the devout stage, the period of fasts and monks and church services, when he was seeking in religion a support and a curb for his passionate temperament
, everyone, far from encouraging him, had jeered at him, and he, too, with the others.
I ought to tell you that since we left England he has taken up painting footling little pictures, and has got the artistic temperament
Old now in the number of her years, she had that sort of exceptional temperament
which defies time with scornful disregard, as if it were a rather vulgar convention submitted to by the mass of inferior mankind.
I don't mean to say that I ever saw Captain MacWhirr in the flesh, or had ever come in contact with his literal mind and his dauntless temperament