How frequent and how vivid are his descriptions
of the inanimate background of human life--buildings, interiors of rooms, and the rest?
The celebrity of the bread-fruit tree, and the conspicuous place it occupies in a Typee bill of fare, induces me to give at some length a general description
of the tree, and the various modes in which the fruit is prepared.
of Indians are to be deemed members of a State, is not yet settled, and has been a question of frequent perplexity and contention in the federal councils.
First he told her there was entirely too much description
in the story.
Don't you see, the description which you have there has a singular resemblance to an honest man?
Fix instinctively took the passport, and with a rapid glance read the description of its bearer.
But how are we to apply her description to the right person?
And Arnold answers it," said Blanche--as a still stronger instance of the provoking vagueness of the description.
Such then is the description
of a citizen who comes nearest to what all those who are called citizens are.
Beauty first and last is what holds us in Spenser's poems- -beauty of description
, beauty of thought, beauty of sound.
To prove to you that we already know all about it, I inclose herewith a list and description
of all the ships you have.
Further, if it be objected that the description
is not true to fact, the poet may perhaps reply,--'But the objects are as they ought to be': just as Sophocles said that he drew men as they ought to be; Euripides, as they are.
A short hint of what we can do in the sublime, and a description
of Miss Sophia Western.
But I will not weary the reader with a description
of that long morning and of the longer afternoon.
His acquittal was complete, his friendship warmly honoured, a lively interest excited for his friend, and his description
of the fine country about Lyme so feelingly attended to by the party, that an earnest desire to see Lyme themselves, and a project for going thither was the consequence.