A FATHER had one son and one daughter, the former remarkable for his good looks
, the latter for her extraordinary ugliness.
A shipowner loves a profitable ship; the seaman is proud of her; a doubt of her good looks
seldom exists in his mind; but if he can boast of her more useful qualities it is an added satisfaction for his self-love.
I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects.
Women have no appreciation of good looks; at least, good women have not.
His good looks and his rank had one fair claim on his attachment; since to them he must have owed a wife of very superior character to any thing deserved by his own.
It was so with Elizabeth, still the same handsome Miss Elliot that she had begun to be thirteen years ago, and Sir Walter might be excused, therefore, in forgetting her age, or, at least, be deemed only half a fool, for thinking himself and Elizabeth as blooming as ever, amidst the wreck of the good looks of everybody else; for he could plainly see how old all the rest of his family and acquaintance were growing.
In addition to what has been already said of Catherine Morland's personal and mental endowments, when about to be launched into all the difficulties and dangers of a six weeks' residence in Bath, it may be stated, for the reader's more certain information, lest the following pages should otherwise fail of giving any idea of what her character is meant to be, that her heart was affectionate; her disposition cheerful and open, without conceit or affectation of any kind -- her manners just removed from the awkwardness and shyness of a girl; her person pleasing, and, when in good looks, pretty -- and her mind about as ignorant and uninformed as the female mind at seventeen usually is.
Yet Catherine was in very good looks, and had the company only seen her three years before, they would now have thought her exceedingly handsome.
Karnegie snapped her fingers, and said, " That for her good looks
! You don't know a good-looking woman when you see her." Mr.
The bar-room was now full of the boarders who had been dropping in the night previous, and whom I had not as yet had a good look
Down at the end of the common we met one of those traveling carts hung all over with baskets, rugs, and such like; you know, sir, many horses will not pass those carts quietly; he just took a good look
at it, and then went on as quiet and pleasant as could be.
There were one or two points on which they needed my guidance, but they were unimportant; and when at last Nicolete would consent to stand up straight and let me have a good look
at her,--for, poor child!