He tells lies by the thousands, I know, but it is merely a weakness; he is a man of the highest feelings; a simple-minded
man too, and a man who carries the conviction of innocence in his very appearance.
He and his father were simple-minded
farmers, proud of their untarnished character, proud that they came of a family which had held up its head and paid its way as far back as its name was in the parish register; and Hetty had brought disgrace on them all--disgrace that could never be wiped out.
One day, in particular, an inoffensive, simple-minded
pauper, whom with others I had often seen used as fencing stuff, standing or sitting on a bushel in the fields to keep cattle and himself from straying, visited me, and expressed a wish to live as I did.
He was one of those simple-minded
beings, who are shocked at listening to anything they are not intended to hear, or entering where they are not invited, and seeming bold when they are really timid, inquisitive where they are truly discreet.
And the two simple-minded
youngsters at the sculls feel quite proud of being allowed to row such wonderful oarsmen as Jack and Tom, and strain away harder than ever.
Nor do I particularly affect simple-minded
Ah's me, Captain, if you had seen as much good and evil as I have seen in these nations of Red-skins, you would know of how much value was a brave and simple-minded
My Lord Southdown, her late husband, an epileptic and simple-minded
nobleman, was in the habit of approving of everything which his Matilda did and thought.