It was seen in his appreciating notice of the vase of flowers, the scent of which he inhaled with a zest almost peculiar to a physical organization so refined
that spiritual ingredients are moulded in with it.
Rustling about the room, his softly-slippered feet making no noise on the floor, he moved like a refined
tiger:--looked like some enchanted marquis of the impenitently wicked sort, in story, whose periodical change into tiger form was either just going off, or just coming on.
The workmen would lose nothing but the contemplation of our elegant persons, exquisite manners, and refined
If the more refined
art is the higher, and the more refined
in every case is that which appeals to the better sort of audience, the art which imitates anything and everything is manifestly most unrefined.
The accomplishment of a cook is to make good dishes; of a seamstress to sew well, and of a lady to possess refined
tastes, a cultivated mind, and agreeable and intellectual habits.
They were a young woman and a little girl: the former, so far as one could judge by appearances, was a nursemaid, or possibly a nursery-governess, in attendance on the child, whose refined
face, even more than her dress, distinguished her as of a higher class than her companion.
In a primitive state of society, the enjoyments of life, though few and simple, are spread over a great extent, and are unalloyed; but Civilization, for every advantage she imparts, holds a hundred evils in reserve;--the heart-burnings, the jealousies, the social rivalries, the family dissentions, and the thousand self-inflicted discomforts of refined
life, which make up in units the swelling aggregate of human misery, are unknown among these unsophisticated people.
I soon perceived that tho' Lovely and Elegant in her Person and tho' Easy and Polite in her Address, she was of that inferior order of Beings with regard to Delicate Feeling, tender Sentiments, and refined
Sensibility, of which Augusta was one.
The Chinooks, though not a very refined
nation, have notions of matrimonial arrangements that would not disgrace the most refined
sticklers for settlements and pin-money.
If some girls should behave like that I shouldn't make any account of it; but this one is so refined
, and looks as if she might be so interesting if I once got to know her, that I think about it a good deal.
That the general should come forward to solicit the alliance, or that he should even very heartily approve it, they were not refined
enough to make any parading stipulation; but the decent appearance of consent must be yielded, and that once obtained -- and their own hearts made them trust that it could not be very long denied -- their willing approbation was instantly to follow.
Seeing the self-confident and refined
expression on the faces of those present he was always expecting to hear something very profound.
The dance was a music-hall one, and the gestures were not refined
On returning to his native land, he still continued to turn his chemical knowledge to account, by giving his services to that particular branch of our commercial industry which is commonly described as the adulteration of commodities; and from this he had gradually risen to the more refined
pursuit of adulterating gold and silver--or, to use the common phrase again, making bad money.
Young as he was, and peaceful as was his dress, the dainty golden spurs which twinkled upon his heels proclaimed his knighthood, while a long seam upon his brow and a scar upon his temple gave a manly grace to his refined
and delicate countenance.