However, I had read "Tom Jones," and "Rod- erick Random," and other books of that kind, and knew that the highest and first ladies and gentlemen in England had remained little or no cleaner in their talk, and in the morals and conduct which such talk implies, clear up to a hundred years ago; in fact clear into our own nineteenth century -- in which century, broadly speaking, the earliest samples of the real lady and real gentleman discoverable
in English history -- or in European history, for that matter -- may be said to have made their appearance.
The alarming indifference discoverable
in the exercise of so invaluable a privilege under the existing laws, which afford every facility to it, furnishes a ready answer to this question.
It was a most tedious business, not more than half a dozen shoots of garlic being discoverable
in the whole field; yet such was the herb's pungency that probably one bite of it by one cow had been sufficient to season the whole dairy's produce for the day.
Hunt, with a long train of pack horses, moving across plains or naked hills, is discoverable
at a great distance by Indian scouts, who spread the intelligence rapidly to various points, and assemble their friends to hang about the skirts of the travellers, steal their horses, or cut off any stragglers from the main body.
The only difference discoverable
between the two cases is, that each representative of the United States will be elected by five or six thousand citizens; whilst in the individual States, the election of a representative is left to about as many hundreds.
Idle, vain, malicious, false--to know that Francine's character presented these faults, without any discoverable
merits to set against them, was surely enough to justify a gloomy view of the prospect, if she succeeded in winning the position of Emily's friend.
His mind reverted to the commonplace patients and the discoverable
maladies that were waiting for him, with a certain tender regret.
The account translated from the Icelandic says that the mountainlike ruins of this majestic glacier so covered the sea that as far as the eye could reach no open water was discoverable
, even from the highest peaks.
Occasionally spots of white were discoverable
amidst the forests of the opposite hills, which announced, by the smoke that curled over the tops of the trees, the habitations of man and the commencement of agriculture.
The major characteristics discoverable
by the stranger in Mr F.'s Aunt, were extreme severity and grim taciturnity; sometimes interrupted by a propensity to offer remarks in a deep warning voice, which, being totally uncalled for by anything said by anybody, and traceable to no association of ideas, confounded and terrified the Mind.
No such vantage-ground was discoverable
in the doubly sordid character of the son.
Ships, certainly, are liable to casualties, which sometimes make terribly evident some flaw in their construction that would never have been discoverable
in smooth water; and many a "good fellow," through a disastrous combination of circumstances, has undergone a like betrayal.