The whole scene was a picture of the condition of New England, and its moral, the deformity
of any government that does not grow out of the nature of things and the character of the people.
Not a single instance of natural deformity
was observable in all the throng attending the revels.
Marmaduke bore this deformity
in his dwelling with great good-nature, and soon contrived, by his own improvements, to give an air of respectability and comfort to his place of residence.
The process by which this deformity
is effected commences immediately after birth.
Of this latter, while Conscience teaches the obligation, and Reason the expediency, Taste contents herself with displaying the charms: -- waging war upon Vice solely on the ground of her deformity
-- her disproportion -- her animosity to the fitting, to the appropriate, to the harmonious -- in a word, to Beauty.
It is but a light thing, to be vouched in so serious a matter, but yet it expresseth well the deformity
It was almost as if such a defect were a deformity
and female beards are too common in Italy to attract attention.
Plainly to secure the ends of good sense and beauty, from the intrusion of deformity
or vulgarity of any kind.
A huge head, bristling with red hair; between his shoulders an enormous hump, a counterpart perceptible in front; a system of thighs and legs so strangely astray that they could touch each other only at the knees, and, viewed from the front, resembled the crescents of two scythes joined by the handles; large feet, monstrous hands; and, with all this deformity
, an indescribable and redoubtable air of vigor, agility, and courage,--strange exception to the eternal rule which wills that force as well as beauty shall be the result of harmony.
The game was forgotten in the entertainment of Philip's deformity
What I finally perceived was that his poem came through him from the heart of Italian life, such as it was in his time, and that whatever it teaches, his poem expresses that life, in all its splendor and squalor, its beauty and deformity
, its love and its hate.
Horrible imaginings of deformity
possessed my brain, and profaned all that was purest and dearest in my recollections of Miss Dunross.
I hate any kind of deformity
in a woman," said King, "whether natural or--acquired.
To make this deformity
all the more striking and all the more terrible, the victim of it was--as to his face and his body--an unusually handsome and an unusually well-made man.