There was with her a feeling of having descended in the social scale
, with a corresponding sense of having risen in the spiritual.
For ever since those inventive but unscrupulous times when on the marble panellings of temples, the pedestals of statues, and on shields, medallions, cups, and coins, the dolphin was drawn in scales
of chain-armor like Saladin's, and a helmeted head like St.
It may, perhaps, be fairly questioned, whether any other portion of the population of the earth could have endured the privations, sufferings and horrors of slavery, without having become more degraded in the scale
of humanity than the slaves of African descent.
In this age of literature, such collections on a very grand scale
are not uncommon.
The house, too, as described by Sir John, was on so simple a scale
, and the rent so uncommonly moderate, as to leave her no right of objection on either point; and, therefore, though it was not a plan which brought any charm to her fancy, though it was a removal from the vicinity of Norland beyond her wishes, she made no attempt to dissuade her mother from sending a letter of acquiescence.
It was his nature to be communicative; he liked to open to a mind unacquainted with the world glimpses of its scenes and ways(I do not mean its corrupt scenes and wicked ways, but such as derived their interest from the great scale
on which they were acted, the strange novelty by which they were characterised); and I had a keen delight in receiving the new ideas he offered, in imagining the new pictures he portrayed, and following him in thought through the new regions he disclosed, never startled or troubled by one noxious allusion.
Magdalen took the little bag from her bosom, and gave him the money, with a contemptuous wonder at the number of words which he had wasted on her for the purpose of cheating on so small a scale
Unbelieving Philosophers who were remodelling the world with words, and making card-towers of Babel to scale
the skies with, talked with Unbelieving Chemists who had an eye on the transmutation of metals, at this wonderful gathering accumulated by Monseigneur.
To see the dingy cloud come drooping down, obscuring everything, one might have thought that Nature lived hard by, and was brewing on a large scale
More solitary than Robinson Crusoe, who had nobody to look at him and see that he was solitary, I went into the booking-office, and, by invitation of the clerk on duty, passed behind the counter, and sat down on the scale
at which they weighed the luggage.
All the talk we ever have heard Uttered by bat or beast or bird-- Hide or fin or scale
or feather-- Jabber it quickly and all together
You must do me the favour,' replied the fish, 'to take a scale
from my body, and keep it carefully.