But a wiser man has arisen--the census taker--and his larger estimate of human interest
has been preferred in marking out the field of these little stories of the "Four Million."
With his disinterested passion for art, he had a real desire to call the attention of the wise to a talent which was in the highest degree original; but he was too good a journalist to be unaware that the "human interest
" would enable him more easily to effect his purpose.
At any time, and under any circumstances of human interest
, is it not strange to see how little real hold the objects of the natural world amid which we live can gain on our hearts and minds?
"Dear Grandfather, did they drive the poor woman into the woods?" exclaimed little Alice, who contrived to feel a human interest
even in these discords of polemic divinity.
He seized avidly upon anything from which he could extract a suggestion of human interest
I resorted humbly whither Agnes had commended me; I sought out Nature, never sought in vain; and I admitted to my breast the human interest
I had lately shrunk from.
For a few minutes the platforms were given over altogether to a sort of pleasurable confusion, a vivid scene, full of colour and human interest
. Then the people thinned away, and, very nearly last of all, a wizened-looking, grey-headed man, carrying a black bag and a parcel, left the platform with hesitating footsteps and turned towards the bridge.
Exquisite gentlemen of the finest breeding, which was at that remarkable time--and has been since--to be known by its fruits of indifference to every natural subject of human interest
, were in the most exemplary state of exhaustion, at the hotel of Monseigneur.
Dim speck as it was in the wide prospect, it made the sunrise a more cheerful sight, and gave to it that sort of human interest
which it seems to want at sea.
He was to present supernatural or romantic characters, yet investing them with human interest
and semblance of truth; while Wordsworth was to add the charm of novelty to everyday things and to suggest their kinship to the supernatural, arousing readers from their accustomed blindness to the loveliness and wonders of the world around us.
She believes in justice and truth and human interest
. She told me also that she has a high opinion of the destiny of woman--Mr.
The valley is wide at this particular point, and a fair number of houses pleasantly situated, either in the little plain or along the side of the mountain stream, lend human interest
to the well-tilled spot, a stronghold with no apparent outlet among the mountains that surround it.