The kind of argument which formerly made me accept Brentano's view in this case was exceedingly simple
. When I see a patch of colour, it seemed to me that the colour is not psychical, but physical, while my seeing is not physical, but psychical.
Here then, you will say, is the poet for us, the poet who tells of simple
things in simple
words, such as we can understand.
All that seemed so simple
to Stepan Arkadyevitch, Alexey Alexandrovitch had thought over thousands of times.
There in that enormous, illuminated theater where the bare-legged Duport, in a tinsel-decorated jacket, jumped about to the music on wet boards, and young girls and old men, and the nearly naked Helene with her proud, calm smile, rapturously cried "bravo!"- there in the presence of that Helene it had all seemed clear and simple
; but now, alone by herself, it was incomprehensible.
It was a very simple
device, but perfectly effective, as I think any one will find who employs it in like circumstances; and I would really like to commend it to growing boys troubled as I was then.
The 'popular' ballads are the simple
and spontaneous expression of the elemental emotion of the people, emotion often crude but absolutely genuine and unaffected.
No sound louder than a stifled sob had been heard among them, nor had even a limb been moved throughout that long and painful period, except to perform the simple
and touching offerings that were made, from time to time, in commemoration of the dead.
He went to while away the next three hours as he could, with his other acquaintance, till the best dinner that a capital inn afforded was ready for their enjoyment, and she turned in to her more simple
And there are still some who think that, after all, the style is the man; justified, in very great varieties, by the simple
consideration of what he himself has to say, quite independently of any real or supposed connection with this or that literary age or school.
And here comes the point: is not thirst the desire which the soul has of drink, and of drink only; not of drink qualified by anything else; for example, warm or cold, or much or little, or, in a word, drink of any particular sort: but if the thirst be accompanied by heat, then the desire is of cold drink; or, if accompanied by cold, then of warm drink; or, if the thirst be excessive, then the drink which is desired will be excessive; or, if not great, the quantity of drink will also be small: but thirst pure and simple
will desire drink pure and simple
, which is the natural satisfaction of thirst, as food is of hunger?
Saxon made for herself simple
house slips of pretty gingham, with neat low collars turned back from her fresh round throat.
As I walked by her side that May morning, I was only conscious of her voice and her exquisite girlhood; for though she talked with the APLOMB of a woman of the world, a passionate candour and simple
ardour in her manner would have betrayed her, had her face not plainly declared her the incarnation of twenty.