He drifted away aimlessly in the direction of the shrubbery, with the part hanging open in his hand -- the most incapable
of Falklands, and the most helpless of mankind.
Sadly, sadly, the sun rose; it rose upon no sadder sight than the man of good abilities and good emotions, incapable
of their directed exercise, incapable
of his own help and his own happiness, sensible of the blight on him, and resigning himself to let it eat him away.
I am sure when I think of the fellow now, my blood rises against him with the disinterested indignation I should feel if I could have known all about him without having ever been in his power; but it rises hotly, because I know him to have been an incapable
brute, who had no more right to be possessed of the great trust he held, than to be Lord High Admiral, or Commander-in-Chief - in either of which capacities it is probable that he would have done infinitely less mischief.
They were not only opinionative, peevish, covetous, morose, vain, talkative, but incapable
of friendship, and dead to all natural affection, which never descended below their grandchildren.
Our first moments were so entirely taken up with these reflections that we were incapable
of considering the danger we were in of being immediately surrounded by the Galles; but as soon as we awoke to that thought, we contrived to retreat as fast as we could.
Most persons in her society, being incapable
of appreciating her motives, which were always noble, explained her manner towards her co-celibates as the revenge of a refusal received or expected.
And, indeed, I could never endure saying, "Forgive me, Papa, I won't do it again," not because I am incapable
of saying that--on the contrary, perhaps just because I have been too capable of it, and in what a way, too.
If, however, you are indulgent, but unable to make your authority felt; kind-hearted, but unable to enforce your commands; and incapable
, moreover, of quelling disorder: then your soldiers must be likened to spoilt children; they are useless for any practical purpose.
You yourself have had many opportunities of seeing how incapable
I am of deceit or chicanery.
By being 'present in a subject' I do not mean present as parts are present in a whole, but being incapable
of existence apart from the said subject.
For the best of it was that Captain S- seemed constitutionally incapable
of giving his officers a definite order to shorten sail; and so that extraordinarily vague row would go on till at last it dawned upon them both, in some particularly alarming gust, that it was time to do something.
The unfortunate queen Pomare, incapable
of averting the impending calamity, terrified at the arrogance of the insolent Frenchman, and driven at last to despair, fled by night in a canoe to Emio.