Sir Walter Scott's definition of what is vulgar
is open to criticism, I fancy.
But I herewith discharge my conscience, and declare that I have had quite enthusiastic movements of admiration towards old gentlemen who spoke the worst English, who were occasionally fretful in their temper, and who had never moved in a higher sphere of influence than that of parish overseer; and that the way in which I have come to the conclusion that human nature is lovable--the way I have learnt something of its deep pathos, its sublime mysteries--has been by living a great deal among people more or less commonplace and vulgar
, of whom you would perhaps hear nothing very surprising if you were to inquire about them in the neighbourhoods where they dwelt.
But she is a vulgar little wretch, remember, all the same," said Newman.
My husband, you know, has principles, and the first on the list is that the Tuileries are dreadfully vulgar.
People pretended he was vulgar, but he certainly wasn't that.
If they're vulgar, they somehow keep it to themselves.
van der Luyden looked about the room with what would have been self-satisfaction on features less purged of the vulgar
He made one feel that a first class was ever so slightly vulgar.
He felt that he was unsuited to the vulgar bustle of the Bar, for he had discovered that it was not sufficient to put your name on a door to get briefs; and modern politics seemed to lack nobility.
I read "English Bards and Scotch Reviewers," and I liked its vulgar
music and its heavy-handed sarcasm.
You should tell the good people at home not to bore you with such long letters,' said she; 'and, above all, do bid them write on proper note-paper, and not on those great vulgar
These extremely moderate stipulations so increased my father's anger, that he asserted, with an unmentionably vulgar oath, his resolution to turn me out of doors if I did not do as he bid me, without daring to hint at any conditions whatsoever.
Before I could tell him what a vulgar document it looked like, two more dirty strangers put me into a hackney coach.
Many exquisite viands might be rejected by the epicure, if it was a sufficient cause for his contemning of them as common and vulgar
, that something was to be found in the most paltry alleys under the same name.
Then comes the question; said the eminently practical father, with his eyes on the fire, 'in what has this vulgar
curiosity its rise?