I have traveled by canal-boat, ox-wagon, raft, and by the Ephesus and Smyrna railway; but when it comes down to good solid honest slow
motion, I bet my money on the glacier.
To get a question asked and answered in five minutes by means of an electric wire, instead of in two hours by the slow trudging of a messenger boy--that is the method that best suits our passion for instantaneous service.
We know that a four-mile-an- hour nation must remain a huge inert mass of peasants and villagers; or if, after centuries of slow toil, it should pile up a great city, the city will sooner or later fall to pieces of its own weight.
But the beat was slow
, there was no panic in the sound.
A dolorous place it was, this canoe house, filled with groans and sighs, corpses beneath the floor and composing the floor, creatures soon to be corpses upon the floor, corpses swinging in aerial sepulchre overhead, long black canoes, high-ended like beaked predatory monsters, dimly looming in the light of a slow
fire where sat an ancient of the tribe of Somo at his interminable task of smoke-curing a bushman's head.
The violinist, within a yard of where Michael sat squatted on his haunches, played the notes of "Home, Sweet Home" with loud slow
exactitude and emphasis.
Nothing can be effected, unless favourable variations occur, and variation itself is apparently always a very slow
He had retrieved his position partly by a fortunate marriage, partly by the slow persistent thrift characteristic of provincial life; for in the provinces people pride themselves on accumulating rather than on spending, and all the ambition in a man's nature is either extinguished or directed to money-getting, for want of any nobler end.
Pleasure and not interest is his object when he tells a lie; and among many dubious courses, the conscience, with which as yet he has not juggled, points out to him the right way, which he is slow to take.
The man was either walking very fast down one-half of the corridor in order to walk very slow
down the other half; or he was walking very slow
at one end to have the rapture of walking fast at the other.
But I hear only slow
death preached, and patience with all that is "earthly.
Every movement was supple, slow
, and apparently considered.
Brittles always was a slow
boy, ma'am,' replied the attendant.
Possessed in his jealousy by the fixed idea that Wrayburn was in the secret, if it were not altogether of his contriving, Bradley was as confident of getting the better of him at last by sullenly sticking to him, as he would have been--and often had been--of mastering any piece of study in the way of his vocation, by the like slow
Bardell began to recover by slow
degrees, while Mrs.