Endowed with commonsense
, as massive and hard as blocks of granite, fastened together by stern rigidity of purpose, as with iron clamps, he followed out his original design, probably without so much as imagining an objection to it.
Here some light-minded person may exclaim against the truth of this statement; they will say that there is not in all France a girl so silly as to be ignorant of the art of angling for men; that Mademoiselle Cormon is one of those monstrous exceptions which commonsense
should prevent a writer from using as a type; that the most virtuous and also the silliest girl who desires to catch her fish knows well how to bait the hook.
After wearing and wasting her palpitating heart with every engine of regret that lonely inexperience could devise, commonsense
had illuminated her.
Of course, such tiny heads could not contain any great amount of brains, and the Whimsies were so ashamed of their personal appearance and lack of commonsense
that they wore big heads made of pasteboard, which they fastened over their own little heads.
, matter-of-fact view of the case cheered Anne a little.
Glenarm which the coarse commonsense
of Bishopriggs had first suggested to her.
Quite consistent with this commonsense
spirit, as the facts were then interpreted, was the allegiance which Restoration writers rendered to the literature of classical antiquity, an allegiance which has gained for this period and the following half-century, where the same attitude was still more strongly emphasized, the name 'pseudo-classical.