If her simplicity
had been the simplicity
of pettiness he would have chafed and rebelled; but since the lines of her character, though so few, were on the same fine mould as her face, she became the tutelary divinity of all his old traditions and reverences.
He let them do so in the innocence of his heart and the simplicity
of his mind.
I will not destroy its simplicity
or its significance by any attempt to quote.
Under the old charter, the governors were the representatives of the people, and therefore their way of living had probably been marked by a popular simplicity
. But now, as they represented the person of the king, they thought it necessary to preserve the dignity of their station by the practice of high and gorgeous ceremonials.
During the festival I had not failed to remark the simplicity
of manner, the freedom from all restraint, and, to certain degree, the equality of condition manifested by the natives in general.
There complexity engendered license, and here disease; whereas simplicity
in music was the parent of temperance in the soul; and simplicity
in gymnastic of health in the body.
"I have no doubt of it," returned the barber; "but I do not wonder so much at the madness of the knight as at the simplicity
of the squire, who has such a firm belief in all that about the island, that I suppose all the exposures that could be imagined would not get it out of his head."
For six months she saved her egg-money, which was hers by right of allotment, and on his birthday presented him with a turning-lathe of wonderful simplicity
and multifarious efficiencies.
, the purity, the sanity of this life he felt clearly, and he was convinced he would find in it the content, the peace, and the dignity, of the lack of which he was so miserably conscious.
He returned pampered and proud, to tell his rapacious countrymen of the wealth and the simplicity
of the Saxon nobles a folly, oh, Athelstane, foreboded of old, as well as foreseen, by those descendants of Hengist and his hardy tribes, who retained the simplicity
of their manners.
Of his life, career, achievements, and end nothing is preserved for the edification of his young successors in the fleet of to-day - nothing but this phrase, which, sailor-like in the simplicity
of personal sentiment and strength of graphic expression, embodies the spirit of the epoch.
To be ignorant of the value of a suit, is simplicity
; as well as to be ignorant of the right thereof, is want of conscience.