It was not in the nature of the Frenchman to disappoint expectations so confidently formed; although he cat looking down the precipice which fronted
him, as Richard turned his leaders into the quarry, with a pair of eyes that stood out like those of lobsters.
In one corner stood a tiny altar, also of heavily carved teak, bearing a copper-gilt image of the seated Buddha and fronted
by a lamp, an incense-holder, and a pair of copper flower- pots.
I understand a fit head, to be one that hath greatness and reputation; that hath confidence with the discontented party, and upon whom they turn their eyes; and that is thought discontented, in his own particular: which kind of persons, are either to be won, and reconciled to the state, and that in a fast and true manner; or to be fronted
with some other, of the same party, that may oppose them, and so divide the reputation.
It is eighty feet high and is fronted
like some fantastic pagan temple.
The lawn, which fronted
the drawing-room windows, was a rich and uniform green, unspotted by a single daisy, and on the other side of it two straight paths led past beds of tall, standing flowers to a charming grassy walk, where the Rev.