Their deities were always ready at the writer's elbow, to execute any of his purposes; and the more extraordinary the invention was, the greater was the surprize and delight of the credulous
But can you really be so credulous
as to think that I will print all this and give it to you to read too?
As for talkers and futile persons, they are commonly vain and credulous
all these higher men, the two kings, the pope out of service, the evil magician, the voluntary beggar, the wanderer and shadow, the old soothsayer, the spiritually conscientious one, and the ugliest man--they all lay on their knees like children and credulous
old women, and worshipped the ass.
In applying thus particularly to the Senate a general observation suggested by the situation of the country, I am governed by the consideration, that the credulous
votaries of State power cannot, upon their own principles, suspect, that the State legislatures would be warped from their duty by any external influence.
when in fancy I see his credulous
victim, Maximilian, lying stark and stiff in Mexico, and his maniac widow watching eagerly from her French asylum for the form that will never come--but I do admire his nerve, his calm self-reliance, his shrewd good sense.
He threw out biting remarks on Lydgate's tricks, worthy only of a quack, to get himself a factitious reputation with credulous
It is remarkable that what we call the world, which is so very credulous
in what professes to be true, is most incredulous in what professes to be imaginary; and that, while, every day in real life, it will allow in one man no blemishes, and in another no virtues, it will seldom admit a very strongly-marked character, either good or bad, in a fictitious narrative, to be within the limits of probability.
in good time, though, to his great delight, the three salt-sea warriors would rise and depart; to his credulous
, fable-mongering ears, all their martial bones jingling in them at every step, like Moorish scimetars in scabbards.
This terrible event clothed the archangel with added influence; because his credulous
disciples believed that he had specifically fore-announced it, instead of only making a general prophecy, which any one might have done, and so have chanced to hit one of many marks in the wide margin allowed.
A brown spotted lady-bug climbed the dizzy height of a grass blade, and Tom bent down close to it and said, "Lady-bug, lady-bug, fly away home, your house is on fire, your children's alone," and she took wing and went off to see about it -- which did not surprise the boy, for he knew of old that this insect was credulous
about conflagrations, and he had practised upon its simplicity more than once.
It was rumored that her elaborately curled "front piece" had cost five dollars, and that it was sent into Portland twice a year to be dressed and frizzed; but it is extremely difficult to discover the precise facts in such cases, and a conscientious historian always prefers to warn a too credulous
reader against imbibing as gospel truth something that might be the basest perversion of it.