Still, however, the necessary intercourse between the lords of the soil, and those oppressed inferior beings by whom that soil was cultivated, occasioned the gradual formation of a dialect, compounded betwixt the French and the Anglo-Saxon, in which they could render themselves mutually intelligible to each other; and from this necessity arose by degrees the structure of our present English language, in which the speech of the victors and the vanquished have been so happily blended together; and which has since been so richly
improved by importations from the classical languages, and from those spoken by the southern nations of Europe.
He bowed and took a richly
carved case from under his coat, put it on the dressing-table, bowed once again and went to the door.
He then bade me wait an instant, and vanished, returning in a few moments with a richly
dressed lady of great beauty, but as he did not tell me her name, I thought it was better not to inquire.
The commerce of this place, and the number of merchants that resort thither from all parts of the world, are above description, and so richly
laden are the ships that come hither, that when the Indians would express a thing of inestimable price, they say, "It is of greater value than a ship of Jodda.
But I take all the blame upon myself for never having told your worships of my uncle's vagaries, that you might put a stop to them before things had come to this pass, and burn all these accursed books- for he has a great number- that richly
deserve to be burned like heretics.
Even at a small party, the company was a pleasure to behold; the richly
varied hues of the assembly in a church or theatre are said to have more than once proved too distracting for our greatest teachers and actors; but most ravishing of all is said to have been the unspeakable magnificence of a military review.
when she displays her dainty outline, her richly
ornamented form, and chatters gaily with the foolish man
His thin but wiry legs were arrayed in a pair of richly
embroidered clocked stockings, evidently of English manufacture, while from his three-cornered hat depended a long streaming knot of white and blue ribbons.
If it were merely a fine house richly
furnished," said she, "I should not care about it myself; but the grounds are delightful.
A hunting-shirt of ruffled calico of bright dyes, or of ornamented leather, falls to his knee; below which, curiously fashioned legging, ornamented with strings, fringes, and a profusion of hawks' bells, reach to a costly pair of moccasons of the finest Indian fabric, richly
embroidered with beads.
Germain, the princess and her mother had changed their heavy traveling carriage, somewhat impaired by the journey, for a light, richly
decorated chariot drawn by six horses with white and gold harness.
philosophical intellect was not at any time affected by unrealities.