Their conceptions of orna- ment and decorum
were necessarily different from ours; and not only were they evidently much less sensible of changes of temperature than we are, but changes of pressure do not seem to have affected their health at all seriously.
True, the planks were not so closely adjusted but that a hasty peep might be obtained through their interstices; but the strict decorum
and rigid propriety of the inhabitants of the house left no grounds for apprehending that advantage would be taken of that circumstance.
It seems to me to show an abominable sort of conceited independence, a most country-town indifference to decorum
The flightiness of his mirth rendered him often guilty of offences against the decorum
of a Puritan household, and on these occasions he did not invariably escape rebuke.
Pardon me, Miss Henley," he cried, and the apology was unconsciously paid to the commanding purity and dignity of her air, "if I overstep the rules of decorum
, and hasten to declare that which I know years of trial would hardly justify my saying; but your beauty, your grace, your your where shall I find words to express it?
now repressed, and Policy masked it, but Opportunity would be too strong for either of these--Temptation would shiver their restraints.
But after a short time, becoming familiar with its charming aspect, and jealous of the folds which encircled its form, they sought to pierce the sacred veil of calico in which it was enshrined, and in the gratification of their curiosity so far overstepped the limits of good breeding, as deeply to offend the lady's sense of decorum
The villagers proceeded uniformly into the building, with a decorum
and gravity that nothing could move, on such occasions; but with a haste that was probably a little heightened by curiosity.
True, to see real acting, good hardened real acting; but I would hardly walk from this room to the next to look at the raw efforts of those who have not been bred to the trade: a set of gentlemen and ladies, who have all the disadvantages of education and decorum
to struggle through.
But a tweaking of the nose he cannot bear, for the reason that such an act is an infringement of the accepted, of the time-hallowed order of decorum
Now came the delicate point of management - how the two rival parties were to conduct their visit to the village with proper circumspection and due decorum
Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling, By the grave and stern decorum
of the countenance it wore, "Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven, Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the Nightly shore -- Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore
She was a benevolent, charitable, good woman, and capable of strong attachments, most correct in her conduct, strict in her notions of decorum
, and with manners that were held a standard of good-breeding.
Then the ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling, By the grave and stern decorum
of the countenance it wore, "Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven, Ghastly grim and ancient Raven wandering from the Nightly shore-- Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore
She held their weakness for lions in good-humoured contempt, but played to them her part of the distinguished woman of letters with decorum