It has long been a practice with the whites to conciliate the important men of the Indians by presenting
medals, which are worn in the place of their own rude ornaments.
Here she displayed her ingenuity and industry in a variety of flowers and fruits, beautifully coloured, elegantly shaped, and charmingly flavoured; and we were diverted with innumerable animals presenting
themselves perpetually to our view.
They acquire a look which an artist(if he have anything like the complacency of artists nowadays) would never dream of presenting
to a patron as his own characteristic expression, but which, nevertheless, we at once recognize as reflecting the unlovely truth of a human soul.
A better book than I shall ever write was there; leaf after leaf presenting
itself to me, just as it was written out by the reality of the flitting hour, and vanishing as fast as written, only because my brain wanted the insight, and my hand the cunning, to transcribe it.
Ichabod, on the contrary, had to win his way to the heart of a country coquette, beset with a labyrinth of whims and caprices, which were forever presenting
new difficulties and impediments; and he had to encounter a host of fearful adversaries of real flesh and blood, the numerous rustic admirers, who beset every portal to her heart, keeping a watchful and angry eye upon each other, but ready to fly out in the common cause against any new competitor.
This person proved, on her presenting
herself, for judgment, at a house in Harley Street, that impressed her as vast and imposing--this prospective patron proved a gentleman, a bachelor in the prime of life, such a figure as had never risen, save in a dream or an old novel, before a fluttered, anxious girl out of a Hampshire vicarage.
For the most part, the English and American whale draughtsmen seem entirely content with presenting
the mechanical outline of things, such as the vacant profile of the whale; which, so far as picturesqueness of effect is concerned, is about tantamount to sketching the profile of a pyramid.
Here we have religion and robbery the allies of each other --devils dressed in angels' robes, and hell presenting
the semblance of paradise.
How can Emma imagine she has any thing to learn herself, while Harriet is presenting
such a delightful inferiority?
Such as it is, however, my pleasure in presenting
him to it, will be very great.
My niece," said the captain, presenting
Magdalen; "my niece on a visit to York.
Towards nine o'clock he smoothed his ruffled aspect, and, presenting
as respectable and business-like an exterior as he could overlay his natural self with, issued forth to the occupation of the day.