Poking and burrowing into the heaped-up rubbish in the corner, unfolding one and another document, and reading the names of vessels that had long ago foundered at sea or rotted at the wharves, and those of merchants never heard of now on 'Change, nor very readily
decipherable on their mossy tombstones; glancing at such matters with the saddened, weary, half-reluctant interest which we bestow on the corpse of dead activity -- and exerting my fancy, sluggish with little use, to raise up from these dry bones an image of the old towns brighter aspect, when India was a new region, and only Salem knew the way thither -- I chanced to lay my hand on a small package, carefully done up in a piece of ancient yellow parchment.
As nearly all the canning establishments were shut down, and all the girls hunting work, it will be readily
understood that Marija did not find any.
George very readily
consented, for your boy is always ready for anything that makes him of importance.
The connections of the several sections of the raft are slack and pliant, so that the raft may be readily
bent into any sort of curve required by the shape of the river.
Cobb saw that he had taken the wrong tack, but he was too unused to argument to explain himself readily
, so he drove away, trying to think by what safer word than "lively" he might have described his interesting little passenger.
Such being my conjectures, any one acquainted with the appearance of New Bedford may very readily
infer how palpably I must have seen my mistake.
Woodhouse from any draught of air, and therefore induce him the more readily
to give them the honour of his company.
Vanstone's character which Miss Garth, after many years of intimate experience, had never detected, she accepted the explanation as a matter of course; receiving it all the more readily
inasmuch as it might, without impropriety, be communicated in substance to appease the irritated curiosity of the two young ladies.
It is less likely that he should have been able to compose or sing an English ballad; yet so much do we wish to assimilate Him of the Lion Heart to the band of warriors whom he led, that the anachronism, if there be one may readily
The King went along with the Queen to see the body, and thought it all very strange; so beautiful a youth, he said, would have been a worthy match for Hadvor, and he would readily
have agreed to their marriage.
The duke and duchess were extremely glad to see how readily
Don Quixote fell in with their scheme; but at this moment Sancho observed, "I hope this senora duenna won't be putting any difficulties in the way of the promise of my government; for I have heard a Toledo apothecary, who talked like a goldfinch, say that where duennas were mixed up nothing good could happen.
The exercise of it by the people at large will be readily
admitted to be impracticable; as waiving every other consideration, it would leave them little time to do anything else.
No one now needed to "feel" him; no one mistook his front for his back; all his movements were readily
ascertained by his neighbours without the slightest strain on their powers of calculation; no one jostled him, or failed to make way for him; his voice was saved the labour of that exhausting utterance by which we colourless Squares and Pentagons are often forced to proclaim our individuality when we move amid a crowd of ignorant Isosceles.
For of all measures the heroic is the stateliest and the most massive; and hence it most readily
admits rare words and metaphors, which is another point in which the narrative form of imitation stands alone.
A regard for the requester would often make one readily
yield to a request, without waiting for arguments to reason one into it.