If hereafter any highly cultured, poetical nation shall lure back to their birth-right, the merry May-day gods of old; and livingly enthrone them again in the now egotistical
sky; in the now unhaunted hill; then be sure, exalted to Jove's high seat, the great Sperm Whale shall lord it.
It is a very amusing and egotistical
occupation of no use whatever to any one and just as likely as not to lead to false conclusions.
And to all these questions poor Kitty, forced to put on a pleasant face, responded in a stifled voice whose dolorous accent her mistress did not however remark, solely because happiness is egotistical
No regular beauty pleases egotistical
human beings so much as a softened and refined likeness of themselves; for this reason, fathers regard with complacency the lineaments of their daughters' faces, where frequently their own similitude is found flatteringly associated with softness of hue and delicacy of outline.
Every asylum is full of such cases--men and women, who, naturally selfish and egotistical
, so appraise to themselves their own importance that every other circumstance in life becomes subservient to it.
It was this egotistical
aristocracy Richelieu had constrained to contribute, with its blood, its purse, and its duties, to what was from his time styled the king's service.
held a gourd full of rum to his mouth; while the third, an old sailer, at once the pilot and captain, looked on with that egotistical
pity men feel for a misfortune that they have escaped yesterday, and which may overtake them to-morrow.
In fact, if the poor child, who had so much good taste as alone to have chosen to dress herself in white amidst all her companions -- if that dove's heart, so easily accessible to painful emotions, had been touched by the cruel words of Madame, or the egotistical
cold smile of the king, it would have annihilated her.
Should necessity require, Tarzan could face Numa in battle, although he was not so egotistical
as to think that he could best a full-grown lion in mortal combat other than through accident or the utilization of the cunning of his superior man-mind.
His poetry is egotistical
too, that is, it is full of himself.
During the four years since his puppyhood he had lived the life of a sated aristocrat; he had a fine pride in himself, was even a trifle egotistical
, as country gentlemen sometimes become because of their insular situation.
It seemed as if somebody on the other side of this screen had been insinuating doubts of Mr Groves's prowess, and had thereby given rise to these egotistical
expressions, for Mr Groves wound up his defiance by giving a loud knock upon it with his knuckles and pausing for a reply from the other side.