"I have a sort of hobby about what they call 'phenomena of phosphorescence.' But it would be rather awkward to go about in society crying stinking fish."
Diagrams have their own beauty; but it is of just the other sort, They stand for the unalterable things; the calm, eternal, mathematical sort of truths; what somebody calls the 'white radiance of'--"
Suppose you tell me what sort of
a man would satisfy you!"
A silence deferential, but full of reserves, reigned for a moment, and then the great lady exclaimed, not with resentment, but with a sort of
"I can tell you, niece," replied Don Quixote, "if these chivalrous thoughts did not engage all my faculties, there would be nothing that I could not do, nor any sort of
knickknack that would not come from my hands, particularly cages and tooth-picks."
"Oh, what an odd face!" Then with a quick change to another sort of
surprised expression, she added, "Why, Dodo, you never told me that Mr.
You mean, I said, if I understand you aright, that there is one sort of
narrative style which may be employed by a truly good man when he has anything to say, and that another sort will be used by a man of an opposite character and education.
"It seems to be a cheerful sort of
household," Kinsley observed.
Being proposed to is all very nice and all that sort of
thing, but it isn't at all a happy thing when you have to see a poor fellow, whom you know loves you honestly, going away and looking all broken hearted, and to know that, no matter what he may say at the moment, you are passing out of his life.
"There is a sort of
generous ardour about you," she said, "which I don't really understand.
'This here Jerry Moore was a simple sort of
Even these wretched young rotters were not very common at our house; but there were two of them that were a lot too common--common in every sort of