I'm a straw upon the surface of the deep, and am tossed in all directions by the elephants.
Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that.
She cannot, therefore, go too fast from Paris. Weariness of soul lies before her, as it lies behind — her Ariel has put a girdle of it round the whole earth, and it cannot be unclasped — but the imperfect remedy is always to fly from the last place where it has been experienced. Fling.
There are not many places that I find it more agreeable to revisit, when I am in an idle mood, than some places to which I have never been.
Sir Leicester is generally in a complacent state, and rarely bored. When he has nothing else to do, he can always contemplate his own greatness. It is a considerable advantage to a man to have so inexhaustible a subject.
He looked sharply at the birds himself, as he held the child up at the grate, especially at the little bird, whose activity he seemed to mistrust. 'I have brought your bread, Signor John Baptist,' said he (they all spoke in French, but the little man was an Italian); 'and if I might recommend you not to game—' 'You.