Don't you see, the description
which you have there has a singular resemblance to an honest man?"
How frequent and how vivid are his descriptions
of the inanimate background of human life--buildings, interiors of rooms, and the rest?
"Look back at the description
: 'Hair cut rather short, clean shaven, with the exception of narrow half-whiskers.' The wretch was safe from pursuit; he had ample time at his disposal--don't you see how he could completely alter the appearance of his head and face?
"And Arnold answers it," said Blanche--as a still stronger instance of the provoking vagueness of the description
After a whole day spent in this employment, he would return about nightfall with several cocoanut shells filled with different descriptions
Is there anything more drowsy than his description
of the abode of sleep:
Her nose was exactly regular, and her mouth, in which were two rows of ivory, exactly answered Sir John Suckling's description
in those lines:--
Although some who have travelled in Asia and Africa have given the world their descriptions
of crocodiles and hippopotamus, or river- horse, yet as the Nile has at least as great numbers of each as any river in the world, I cannot but think my account of it would be imperfect without some particular mention of these animals.
I shall confine myself to a cursory review of the remaining powers comprehended under this third description
, to wit: to regulate commerce among the several States and the Indian tribes; to coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin; to provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the current coin and secureties of the United States; to fix the standard of weights and measures; to establish a uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws of bankruptcy, to prescribe the manner in which the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of each State shall be proved, and the effect they shall have in other States; and to establish post offices and post roads.
But I will not weary the reader with a description
of that long morning and of the longer afternoon.
His acquittal was complete, his friendship warmly honoured, a lively interest excited for his friend, and his description
of the fine country about Lyme so feelingly attended to by the party, that an earnest desire to see Lyme themselves, and a project for going thither was the consequence.
First he told her there was entirely too much description
in the story.