The river banks were rather high, and the bridge, instead of rising, went across just level, so that in the middle, if the river was full, the water would be nearly up to the woodwork and planks; but as there were good substantial
rails on each side, people did not mind it.
It is part of the martyrdom which I endure for the cause of the Truth that there are seasons of mental weakness, when Cubes and Spheres flit away into the background of scarce-possible existences; when the Land of Three Dimensions seems almost as visionary as the Land of One or None; nay, when even this hard wall that bars me from my freedom, these very tablets on which I am writing, and all the substantial
realities of Flatland itself, appear no better than the offspring of a diseased imagination, or the baseless fabric of a dream.
Then she had dinner, a substantial
and appetizing meal at which there were always three or four guests; after dinner she played a game of boston, and at night she had the newspapers or a new book read to her while she knitted.
The house was a large, substantial
affair, painted such a vivid green that the landscape seemed quite faded by contrast.
There were middle-aged gentlemen spending a week-end in one of the large hotels, carefully dressed; and they walked industriously after too substantial
a breakfast to give themselves an appetite for too substantial
a luncheon: they exchanged the time of day with friends and talked of Dr.
they had dumplings too; small, but substantial
, symmetrically globular, and indestructible dumplings.
Pardon me, your worship," said Sancho, "for, as I cannot read or write, as I said just now, I neither know nor comprehend the rules of the profession of chivalry: henceforward I will stock the alforjas with every kind of dry fruit for your worship, as you are a knight; and for myself, as I am not one, I will furnish them with poultry and other things more substantial