to the test, not only as a matter of curiosity, but for our own private satisfaction on both sides.
By the laws of several States, certain descriptions
of aliens, who had rendered themselves obnoxious, were laid under interdicts inconsistent not only with the rights of citizenship but with the privilege of residence.
Don't you see, the description
which you have there has a singular resemblance to an honest man?
After a whole day spent in this employment, he would return about nightfall with several cocoanut shells filled with different descriptions
But our former description
of a citizen will admit of correction; for in some governments the office of a juryman and a member of the general assembly is not an indeterminate one; but there are particular persons appointed for these purposes, some or all of the citizens being appointed jurymen or members of the general assembly, and this either for all causes and all public business whatsoever, or else for some particular one: and this may be sufficient to show what a citizen is; for he who has a right to a share in the judicial and executive part of government in any city, him we call a citizen of that place; and a city, in one word, is a collective body of such persons sufficient in themselves to all the purposes of life.
There are stalwart Bedouins of the desert here, and stately Moors proud of a history that goes back to the night of time; and Jews whose fathers fled hither centuries upon centuries ago; and swarthy Riffians from the mountains--born cut-throats--and original, genuine Negroes as black as Moses; and howling dervishes and a hundred breeds of Arabs--all sorts and descriptions
of people that are foreign and curious to look upon.
The king was conducted with the greatest ceremony to the chamber of Morpheus, of which we owe some cursory description
to our readers.
Take, for an instance, this description
of high-northern summer:--
First he told her there was entirely too much description
in the story.
It must be remembered that the description
I have just given of the Swift One is not the description
that would have been given by Big-Tooth, my other self of my dreams, my prehistoric ancestor.
Isn't it strange," she suggested, "that the murderer should have escaped, with such a careful description
of him as this circulated all over England?
To prove to you that we already know all about it, I inclose herewith a list and description
of all the ships you have.
Beauty first and last is what holds us in Spenser's poems- -beauty of description
, beauty of thought, beauty of sound.
The second period, which produced the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey", needs no description
here: but it is very important to observe the effect of these poems on the course of post-Homeric epic.
(vague as you will presently find it to be) completely exonerates that man," said Sir Patrick, pointing to Geoffrey still asleep in his chair.