Now he met a fair buxom lass in a shady lane, and each gave the other a merry word and passed their way; now he saw a fair lady upon an ambling pad, to whom he doffed his cap, and who bowed sedately in return to the fair youth; now he saw a fat monk on a pannier-laden ass; now a gallant knight, with spear and shield and armor that flashed brightly in the sunlight; now a page clad in crimson; and now a stout burgher from good Nottingham Town, pacing along with serious footsteps; all these sights he saw, but adventure found he none.
But the stranger turned the blow right deftly and in return gave one as stout, which Robin also turned as the stranger had done.
I must needs own thou art a brave and a sturdy soul and, withal, a good stout stroke with the cudgels.
And thou," quoth the stranger, laughing, "takest thy cudgeling like a brave heart and a stout yeoman.
Or the pink lady, kind and nice as she is, so stout
and short that you'd really no figure at all?
His criticism of Stout
turns on the difficulty of giving any empirical meaning to such notions as the "mind" or the "subject"; he quotes from Stout
the sentence: "The most important drawback is that the mind, in watching its own workings, must necessarily have its attention divided between two objects," and he concludes: "Without question, Stout
is bringing in here illicitly the concept of a single observer, and his introspection does not provide for the observation of this observer; for the process observed and the observer are distinct" (p.
Yet their stout, easy-going mentor had given me such a reassuring glance of side-long humor, as between man of the world and man of the world, that it was difficult to suspect him of suspicion.
I have detested blue eyes ever since, and blonde moustaches, and the whole stout easy-going type
Of course the boys could charge up it quicker than we could pedal, but I even heard the voice of their stout instructor growing louder through the mist.
But there are some things which the historian should hold sacred, some things which he should look on as proscribed material for his pen, and the actual words of a stout
manufacturer of automobiles proposing marriage in the moonlight fall into this class.
Well, gentlemen,' said the stout man, 'very glad to see you.
Pickwick acknowledged the compliment, and cordially shook hands with the stout gentleman in the top-boots.
True, true,' said the stout gentleman; 'no one can deny it.
which, that everything about her might be of a stout and comfortable kind, was a breakfast cup) to her lips, and that having her eyes lifted to the sky in her enjoyment of the full flavour of the tea, not unmingled possibly with just the slightest dash or gleam of something out of the suspicious bottle--but this is mere speculation and not distinct matter of history--it happened that being thus agreeably engaged, she did not see the travellers when they first came up.
As the countenance of the stout lady began to clear up, she ventured to inquire how far it was.