For that excellence
alone," said Don Quixote at this, "the youth deserves to marry, not merely the fair Quiteria, but Queen Guinevere herself, were she alive now, in spite of Launcelot and all who would try to prevent it.
I might say the same of the ears; when deprived of their own proper excellence
they cannot fulfil their end?
in Juvenal; nor do I, indeed, conceive the good purposes served by inserting characters of such angelic perfection, or such diabolical depravity, in any work of invention; since, from contemplating either, the mind of man is more likely to be overwhelmed with sorrow and shame than to draw any good uses from such patterns; for in the former instance he may be both concerned and ashamed to see a pattern of excellence
in his nature, which he may reasonably despair of ever arriving at; and in contemplating the latter he may be no less affected with those uneasy sensations, at seeing the nature of which he is a partaker degraded into so odious and detestable a creature.
the beauty and excellence
of this incomparable adjective is unhappily
Give me first your name, excellence
, so that I may speak where
For whereas there have hitherto been good poets, each in his own branch, the critics now expect one man to surpass all others in their several lines of excellence
And so it came to pass, that the bird, while out one day, met a fellow bird, to whom he boastfully expatiated on the excellence
of his household arrangements.
When Stroeve was holding forth at length on the excellence
of Monet, he said: "I prefer Winterhalter.