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" He is taller, by almost the breadth of my nail, than any of his court ; which alone is enough to strike an awe into the beholders. His features are strong and masculine... "
The Works of Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's travels. Directions to servants - Page 39
by Jonathan Swift, Walter Scott - 1814
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1893 - 360 pages
...— " the Emperor's features," Gulliver says, " are strong and masculine, with an Austrian lip, an arched nose ; his complexion olive, his countenance erect, his body and limbs well proportioned, and his deportment majestic. He is taller by the breadth of my nail than any of his Court, which alone...
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The English Humorists of the Eighteenth Century: Critical Reviews ; The ...

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1896 - 418 pages
...!) — " The Emperor's features," Gulliver says, "are strong and masculine, with an Austrian lip, an arched nose, his complexion olive, his countenance erect, his body and limbs well proportioned, and his deportment majestic. He is taller by the breadth of my nail than any of his court, which alone...
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From Chaucer to Tennyson: With Twenty-nine Portraits and Selections from ...

Henry Augustin Beers - 1898 - 317 pages
...taller by almost the breadth of my nail than any of his court ; which alone is enough to strike an awe into the beholders. His features are strong and masculine,...prime, being twenty-eight years and three quarters i Found out, detected, « The Duke of Monmouth and the Earl of Shaftesbury. 8 The gold which the alchemists...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature ...: A Biographical ..., Volume 22

John Clark Ridpath - 1898
...by almost the breadth of my nail than any of his court, which alone is sufficient to strike an awe into the beholders. His features are strong and masculine,...complexion olive, his countenance erect, his body and limbs well-proportioned, all his movements graceful, and his deportment majestic. He was then past his prime,...
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From Chaucer to Tennyson: With Twenty-nine Portraits and Selections from ...

Henry Augustin Beers - 1899 - 325 pages
...taller by almost the breadth of my nail than any of his court ; which alone is enough to strike an awe into the beholders. His features are strong and masculine,...prime, being twenty-eight years and three quarters i Found out, detected. > The Duke of Monmouth and the Earl of Shades, bury. * The gold which the alchemists...
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A Little Book of English Prose

Annie Barnett - 1900 - 335 pages
...taller, by almost the breadth of my nail, than any of his court ; which alone is enough to strike an awe into the beholders. His features are strong and masculine,...deportment majestic. He was then past his prime, being twenty - eight years and three quarters old, of which he had reigned about seven in great felicity,...
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Longman's Handbook of English Literature: From A.D. 673 to the Present Time

Robert McWilliam - 1900 - 608 pages
...taller by almost the breadth of my Nail, than any of his Court, which alone is enough to strike an Awe into the Beholders. His Features are strong and masculine,...Complexion olive, his Countenance erect, his Body and Limbs wellproportioned, all his Motions graceful, and his Deportment majestick. He held his Sword drawn in...
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The Mother Tongue, Book 2

George Lyman Kittredge, Sarah Louise Arnold - 1901 - 331 pages
...being too soon is the worst plan in the world. 14. I heard the owl scream and the crickets cry. 15. His features are strong and masculine, with an Austrian lip and arched nose ; his complexion olive, his bearing erect, his body and limbs well proportioned, all his motions graceful, and his deportment majestic....
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The Mother Tongue: Elementary English grammar

1901
...being too soon is the worst plan in the world. 14. I heard the owl scream and the crickets cry. 15. His features are strong and masculine, with an Austrian lip and arched nose ; his complexion olive, his bearing erect, his body and limbs well proportioned, all his motions graceful, and his deportment majestic....
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The Mother Tongue: An elementary English grammar, by G.L. Kittredge and S.L ...

1901
...are strong and masculine, with an Austrian lip and arched nose ; his complexion olive, his bearing erect, his body and limbs well proportioned, all his motions graceful, and his deportment majestic. You observe that each of the passages in Section LXVIII contains two or more words or phrases that...
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