But the Norwegian deals with simple and primitive circumstances for the most part, and always with a small world; and the Russian has to do with human nature inside of its conventional
shells, and his scene is often as large as Europe.
The Oxford episodes strike us as being not the author's strongest work, as being comparatively conventional
, coming, as they do, in a book whose predominant note is reality.
Poor Janet blushed, Anne said something polite and conventional
, and then everybody sat down and made talk.
She spoke a few conventional
words of farewell and departed.
Ellmother burst out--and then, when it was too late, remembered the conventional
restraints appropriate to the occasion.
It is their misfortune, not their fault, that there is no man of superior intelligence among them--I mean no man who is capable, in great emergencies, of placing himself above conventional
methods, and following a new way of his own.
Forced to speak first, the Doctor merely inquired, in the conventional
phrase, what he could do for her.
The alcohol, shrewdly blended with water, is handed to me, and soon I am caught up in the revelry, with maggots crawling in my brain and John Barleycorn whispering to me that life is big, and that we are all brave and fine--free spirits sprawling like careless gods upon the turf and telling the two-by- four, cut-and-dried, conventional
world to go hang.
If they continued to sing like their great predecessor of romantic themes, they were drawn as by a kind of magnetic attraction into the Homeric style and manner of treatment, and became mere echoes of the Homeric voice: in a word, Homer had so completely exhausted the epic genre, that after him further efforts were doomed to be merely conventional
While the Italian author represents his gentlemen and ladies as selfishly fleeing from the misery of a frightful plague in Florence to a charming villa and a holiday of unreflecting pleasure, the gaiety of Chaucer's pilgrims rests on a basis of serious purpose, however conventional
it may be.
Fyne, who herself, and in the bosom of her family, resembled a governess of a conventional
Before considering modern theories, let us look first at consciousness from the standpoint of conventional
psychology, since this embodies views which naturally occur when we begin to reflect upon the subject.