She had in fact had a glimpse of the Venetian world in its gossiping, home-keeping
, parsimonious, professional walks; for I observed for the first time that she had acquired by contact something of the trick of the familiar, soft-sounding, almost infantile speech of the place.
wit, on the other hand, is that continence or content which finds all the elements of life in its own soil; and which has its own perils of monotony and deterioration, if not stimulated by foreign infusions.
It is more important for residents to park close to their homes for reasons of convenience and the practicalities of home-keeping
than for shopkeepers to avoid getting cold and wet walking from where they park their cars.