By this road that I have described, rough and hard, stumbling here, falling there, getting up again to fall again, they reach the rank they desire, and that once attained, we have seen many who have passed these Syrtes and Scyllas and Charybdises, as if borne flying on the wings of favouring fortune; we have seen them, I say, ruling and governing the world from a chair, their hunger turned into satiety, their cold into comfort, their nakedness
into fine raiment, their sleep on a mat into repose in holland and damask, the justly earned reward of their virtue; but, contrasted and compared with what the warrior undergoes, all they have undergone falls far short of it, as I am now about to show.
He told him, too, of the dangers and the horrors of the jungle; of the great beasts that stalked one by day and by night; of the periods of drought, and of the cataclysmic rains; of hunger; of cold; of intense heat; of nakedness
and fear and suffering.
As he said this he crept from under his bush, and broke off a bough covered with thick leaves to hide his nakedness
And now I speak not of the love that has been turned to hatred, the honor to ignominy, the ease and plentifulness of all things to danger, want, and nakedness
Here, according to his own account, his cavalcade might have been taken for a procession of tatterdemalion savages; for the men were ragged almost to nakedness
, and had contracted a wildness of aspect during three years of wandering in the wilderness.
He wore a richly decorated admiral's frock-coat, a laced chapeau bras, and upon his breast were a variety of ribbons and orders; while the simple islander, with the exception of a slight cincture about his loins, appeared in all the nakedness
Besides (to say truth) nakedness
is uncomely, as well in mind as body; and it addeth no small reverence, to men's manners and actions, if they be not altogether open.
It was useless to say to him, "And would you--" and hope that he would complete the sentence for himself, averting his eyes from her nakedness
like the knight in that beautiful picture.
If ever the class existed in unredeemed nakedness
, it was in the Greek cities of the fourth century, and its existence is abundantly recognised by Aristotle.
I think the very strife of trade and ambition are confession of this divinity; and successes in those fields are the poor amends, the fig-leaf with which the shamed soul attempts to hide its nakedness
Her arms were like legs of mutton, her breasts like giant cabbages; her face, broad and fleshy, gave you an impression of almost indecent nakedness
, and vast chin succeeded to vast chin.
It was dependent on him, a stranger, for food, shelter, and clothes to cover its nakedness