This same son, I imagine, is a man of expensive habits, no reckless spendthrift and no abandoned sensualist
, but one who likes to have 'everything handsome about him,' and to go to a certain length in youthful indulgences, not so much to gratify his own tastes as to maintain his reputation as a man of fashion in the world, and a respectable fellow among his own lawless companions; while he is too selfish to consider how many comforts might be obtained for his fond mother and sisters with the money he thus wastes upon himself: as long as they can contrive to make a respectable appearance once a year, when they come to town, he gives himself little concern about their private stintings and struggles at home.
Will Henderson was a sensualist
and had reached the age of forty-five.
There is no such perfect conception of the selfish sensualist
in literature, and the conception is all the more perfect because of the wit that lights up the vice of Falstaff, a cold light without tenderness, for he was not a good fellow, though a merry companion.
In his youth P--, the sensualist, had seduced a young girl, poor but respectable.
You do not scruple to make a libertine of that noble man; you call him a sensualist as coolly as if you were speaking the truth, and yet it would not be possible to find a chaster man.
I am not absolutely such a fool and sensualist
as to regret the absence of a carpet, a sofa, and silver plate; besides, five weeks ago I had nothing--I was an outcast, a beggar, a vagrant; now I have acquaintance, a home, a business.
They are but one appetite, and we only need to see a person do any one of these things to know how great a sensualist
The populace think that your rejection of popular standards is a rejection of all standard, and mere antinomianism; and the bold sensualist
will use the name of philosophy to gild his crimes.
His worn-out passion, resembling in its impotent fierceness the excitement of a senile sensualist
, was badly served by a dried throat and toothless gums which seemed to catch the tip of his tongue.
To think that I could for one instant have looked for help from that coarse brute, that depraved sensualist
With the brow of a philosopher above and the jaw of a sensualist
below, the man must have started with great capacities for good or for evil.
Once they thought of becoming heroes; but sensualists
are they now.