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It is a point of cunning, to wait upon him with whom you speak, with your eye; as the Jesuits give it in precept: for there be many wise men, that have secret hearts, and transparent countenances.
Lavrushka was one of those coarse, bare-faced lackeys who have seen all sorts of things, consider it necessary to do everything in a mean and cunning way, are ready to render any sort of service to their master, and are keen at guessing their master's baser impulses, especially those prompted by vanity and pettiness.
Thou art most wonderfully cunning, indeed," replied Jones; "however, I will write to my charmer, since I believe you will be cunning enough to find him to-morrow at the alehouse.
The words are expressly intended to mislead some person -- yourself in all probability -- and the cunning which has put them to that use is a cunning which (as constantly happens when uninstructed persons meddle with law) has overreached itself.
In such a sudden demand on their wisdom, the presence of the cunning Magua could scarcely fail of being needed.
For some reason," said Glinda, "we have failed to find this cunning old Mombi; so I fear our expedition will prove a failure.
The jungle was wide; but wide too were the experience and cunning of Tarzan.
What if he was a young, powerful, cunning, and ferocious beast?
Fast and furious was the fighting as the nobles of Salensus Oll sprang, time and again, up the steps before the throne only to fall back before a sword hand that seemed to have gained a new wizardry from its experience with the cunning Solan.
For the glance was full of cunning, the low cunning of the lunatic criminal.
Of what worth are your courage and cunning, when you have no seed to make your courage and cunning live again?
I am master of a hundred arts, and have into the bargain a sackful of cunning.