The poet, that beautified the sect, that was otherwise inferior to the rest, saith yet excellently well: It is a pleasure, to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tossed upon the sea; a pleasure, to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle, and the adventures thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to
the standing upon the vantage ground of truth
But even granting the charge in question to be true; what disordered slippery decks of a whale-ship are comparable to
the unspeakable carrion of those battle-fields from which so many soldiers return to drink in all ladies' plaudits?
The brigadier-general was free to mentally confess that, of all the eccentric persons he had ever met, none was comparable to
this product of the exact sciences.
Only one of its qualities was comparable to
anything else: it had the warmth of a good heart; but its taste, its smell, its feel, were not to be described in words.
Upon my doing so there followed a moment of suspense only comparable to
that which Madame Blanchard must have experienced when, in Paris, she was descending earthwards from a balloon.
In size and weight it is comparable to
a large Airedale terrier.
But I remember no delights of that later time comparable to
the exquisite and enduring pleasure that filled my young being when I walked with Mary in the woods; when I sailed with Mary in my boat on the lake; when I met Mary, after the cruel separation of the night, and flew into her open arms as if we had been parted for months and months together.
Tulliver's monotonous pleading had doubtless its share of force; it might even be comparable to
that proverbial feather which has the credit or discredit of breaking the camel's back; though, on a strictly impartial view, the blame ought rather to lie with the previous weight of feathers which had already placed the back in such imminent peril that an otherwise innocent feather could not settle on it without mischief.
My father Ctesius son of Ormenus, a man comparable to
the gods, reigned over both.
There exists at that epoch, for thought written in stone, a privilege exactly comparable to
our present liberty of the press.
"And Rachel," she looked at her, meaning, no doubt, to decide the argument, which was otherwise too evenly balanced, by declaring that Rachel was not comparable to
her own children.
What could she do, what ought she to do?--she, hardly more than a budding woman, but yet with an active conscience and a great mental need, not to be satisfied by a girlish instruction comparable to
the nibblings and judgments of a discursive mouse.