Such defects as are perceptible in the national manners, seem, to me, to be referable, in a great degree, to this cause: which has generated a dull, sullen persistence in coarse usages
, and rejected the graces of life as undeserving of attention.
had, for this Stubb, converted the jaws of death into an easy chair.
For by deviating in exceptional cases from the normal idiom, the language will gain distinction; while, at the same time, the partial conformity with usage
will give perspicuity.
Along the leafy road which skirted a narrow, tortuous stream in central Louisiana, rumbled an old fashioned cabriolet, much the worse for hard and rough usage
over country roads and lanes.
According to usage
they were pumping the ship next morning; and lo
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