It was a season of unequalled
prosperity in Devil's Ford.
Once returned from the abysms of the utter North to that little house upon the outskirts of Meudon, it was not the philosopher, the daring observer, the man of iron energy that imposed himself on his family, but a fat and even plaintive jester, a farceur incarnate and kindly, the co-equal of his children, and, it must be written, not seldom the comic despair of Madame Lavalle, who, as she writes five years after the marriage, to her venerable mother, found "in this unequalled
intellect whose name I bear the abandon of a large and very untidy boy.
Now many moons had gone by since Umslopogaas became a king of the wolves, and he was a man full grown, a man fierce and tall and keen; a slayer of men, fleet of foot and of valour unequalled
, seeing by night as well as by day.
There the sugar-cane and indigo plant attain a perfection unequalled
in any other part of North America.
I believe it to be an intuitive discernment, a quick but never-failing power of judgment, a penetration into the causes of things, unequalled
for clearness and precision; add to this a facility of expression and a voice whose varied intonations are soul-subduing music.
Elton actually making violent love to her: availing himself of the precious opportunity, declaring sentiments which must be already well known, hopingfearingadoringready to die if she refused him; but flattering himself that his ardent attachment and unequalled
love and unexampled passion could not fail of having some effect, and in short, very much resolved on being seriously accepted as soon as possible.
That is the body of Chrysostom, who was unrivalled in wit, unequalled
in courtesy, unapproached in gentle bearing, a phoenix in friendship, generous without limit, grave without arrogance, gay without vulgarity, and, in short, first in all that constitutes goodness and second to none in all that makes up misfortune.
I have four harriers which are considered the swiftest in the county, and a pack of hounds which are unequalled
for twenty leagues around.
When she did understand it, however, and found herself expected to believe that she had created sensations which his heart had never known before, and that everything he had done for William was to be placed to the account of his excessive and unequalled
attachment to her, she was exceedingly distressed, and for some moments unable to speak.
Her mother might have made inquiries, and have discovered that this Mrs d'Urberville was a lady of unequalled
virtues and charity.
An elderly dame, too, dwells in my neighborhood, invisible to most persons, in whose odorous herb garden I love to stroll sometimes, gathering simples and listening to her fables; for she has a genius of unequalled
fertility, and her memory runs back farther than mythology, and she can tell me the original of every fable, and on what fact every one is founded, for the incidents occurred when she was young.
The country-girl, willing to give her utmost assistance, proposed to make an Indian cake, after her mother's peculiar method, of easy manufacture, and which she could vouch for as possessing a richness, and, if rightly prepared, a delicacy, unequalled
by any other mode of breakfast-cake.