His early refinement of character was not only not lost, it grew even greater than ever; but it was now applied to the little, instead of to the great things of life -- to the martial condition of the soldier -- comprised under the head of a good lodging, a rich table, a congenial
In the bitterness of his heart, the Blackfoot renegade repined at the mishap which had severed him from a race of congenial
spirits, and driven him to take refuge among beings so destitute of martial fire.
They are either under no necessity to work for their living, or are enabled to choose the sphere of activity that is really congenial
to them, and gives them pleasure.
I love her, because she has feelings congenial
with my own; she has so much wit, is so amusing, so frank, so like a girl of talents--so like--like every thing I admire myself.
No doubt--yet one needn't be always fifteen, as Lady Wortley Montague said," muttered the other, giving up the point, and changing her seat, in order that she might speak her mind more freely into the ear of a congenial
You pick out and discuss, in the company of congenial
friends, all the weak points in your opponents' organisation, and unconsciously dwell upon and exaggerate all their mishaps, till it seems to you a miracle that the hated party holds together for an hour.
The step must, however, be taken, and it shall be; for, though Frances will not make a milksop of her son, she will accustom him to a style of treatment, a forbearance, a congenial
tenderness, he will meet with from none else.
Cold shiverings and a burning fever succeeded one another at intervals, while one of my legs was swelled to such a degree, and pained me so acutely, that I half suspected I had been bitten by some venomous reptile, the congenial
inhabitant of the chasm from which we had lately emerged.
These hordes of villains being broken up and dispersed, Rose had betaken himself to the wilderness, and associated himself with the Crows, whose predatory habits were congenial
with his own, had married a woman of the tribe, and, in short, had identified himself with those vagrant savages.
Holmes returned to his seat with that quiet look of inward satisfaction which meant that he had a congenial
task before him.
Between ourselves, the recent cases in which I have been of assistance to the royal family of Scandinavia, and to the French republic, have left me in such a position that I could continue to live in the quiet fashion which is most congenial
to me, and to concentrate my attention upon my chemical researches.
Sir Leicester is particularly complacent because he has found in his newspaper some congenial
remarks bearing directly on the floodgates and the framework of society.
Was not here a man trained in the same school of environment in which she had been trained--a man with social position and culture such as she had been taught to consider as the prime essentials to congenial
It will give me great pleasure," said he "to accept your kind invitation; for nowhere in the Land of Oz could I hope to meet with so congenial
It was no slight additional proof of her unhappiness, that she should so cling to the consolation of my presence, and earnestly desire the company of one whose general tastes and ideas were so little congenial
to her own--whom she had completely forgotten in her hour of prosperity, and whose presence would be rather a nuisance than a pleasure, if she could but have half her heart's desire.