outside stare at us grimly under their umbrellas as we pass through their ranks and hasten into our carriage.
The Frenchman entered, leaving in the anteroom his guide, who immediately entered into conversation with two or three of the industrious idlers who are always to be found in Rome at the doors of banking-houses, churches, museums, or theatres.
All these preparations had collected a number of idlers round the door of Signor Pastrini's; the descendants of Marius and the Gracchi were also not wanting.
In sooth, my pretty idler
, what are your own proper duties, unless to write to the handsome Raoul?
It was in a room in Paper Buildings--a row of goodly tenements, shaded in front by ancient trees, and looking, at the back, upon the Temple Gardens--that this, our idler
, lounged; now taking up again the paper he had laid down a hundred times; now trifling with the fragments of his meal; now pulling forth his golden toothpick, and glancing leisurely about the room, or out at window into the trim garden walks, where a few early loiterers were already pacing to and fro.
He slept aboard the Idler each night, while I had to go home upon the land to go to bed.
It was here, in the cabin of the Idler, that I first heard "Blow the Man Down," "Flying Cloud," and "Whisky, Johnny, Whisky.
It was in this bout on the Idler that I discovered what a good stomach and a strong head I had for drink--a bit of knowledge that was to be a source of pride in succeeding years, and that ultimately I was to come to consider a great affliction.
After that he wrote many essays in a paper called the Adventurer, and, later still, for two years he wrote for another paper a series of articles called the Idler.
Yet there are many pleasant half-hours to be spent in dipping here and there into the volumes of the Rambler or the Idler.
Yet, as the ever-woven verdant warp and woof intermixed and hummed around him, the mighty idler
seemed the cunning weaver; himself all woven over with the vines; every month assuming greener, fresher verdure; but himself a skeleton.
There are plenty of lazy people and plenty of slow-coaches, but a genuine idler
is a rarity.
With ten dollars a man may, for a few hours, play the wealthy idler to perfection.
On the stage of that comedy he had assumed to play the one-night part of a butterfly of fashion and an idler of means and taste.
Nicholson was ambitious for his family (in which, and the Disruption Principles, he entirely lived), and he hated to see a son of his play second fiddle to an idler