The change of fortune should be not from bad
to good, but, reversely, from good to bad
The good is not spoken of as the good of the had, but as the contrary of the bad
, nor is white spoken of as the white of the black, but as the contrary of the black.
It is quite bad
enough to remember that evening--it is indeed.
"I smell bad
men," he growled--"the worst men I ever smelt.
Whether the preservation of my father's house in Moscow, or the glory of the Russian arms, or the prosperity of the Petersburg and other universities, or the freedom of Poland or the greatness of Russia, or the balance of power in Europe, or a certain kind of European culture called "progress" appear to me to be good or bad
, I must admit that besides these things the action of every historic character has other more general purposes inaccessible to me.
"I can't forget it--and I can't forget what the bad
place is like either, ever since Peter preached that sermon on it."
Next came the saddle, but that was not half so bad
; my master put it on my back very gently, while old Daniel held my head; he then made the girths fast under my body, patting and talking to me all the time; then I had a few oats, then a little leading about; and this he did every day till I began to look for the oats and the saddle.
"Now you think it's bad
luck; but what did you say when I fetched in the snake-skin that I found on the top of the ridge day before yesterday?
I will stir up fierce hatred between Trojans and Achaeans, and you shall come to a bad
-- it comes from a bad
heart and a black conscience.
A Landfall may be good or bad
. You encompass the earth with one particular spot of it in your eye.
I have been in the Doge's palace and I saw several acres of very bad
drawing, very bad
perspective, and very incorrect proportions.