Now, upon my soul, you know,' said Mr Chuckster, shaking his head gravely, as men are wont to do when they consider things are going a little too far, 'this is altogether such a low-minded
affair, that if I didn't feel for the governor, and know that he could never get on without me, I should be obliged to cut the connection.
Old Osborne stood in secret terror of his son as a better gentleman than himself; and perhaps my readers may have remarked in their experience of this Vanity Fair of ours, that there is no character which a low-minded
man so much mistrusts as that of a gentleman.
This is a low-minded
Indian, and one easily hurried into folly.
He told me I was low-minded
, immoral, a devotee of 'art for art'--whatever that is: all of which greatly afflicted me, for he was really a sweet little fellow.
His own share he ran through in five years, and he has tried since then by every trick of a cunning, low-minded
man, by base cajolery, by legal quibbles, by brutal intimidation, to juggle me out of my share as well.
, brutal people will act like themselves, what am I to do?
Now, some low-minded
people, who pretend to tell the story of Theseus and Ariadne, have the face to say that this royal and honorable maiden did really flee away, under cover of the night, with the young stranger whose life she had preserved.
But the young man was conscious, at the same moment, that it had ceased to be a matter of serious regret to him that the little American flirt should be "talked about" by low-minded
In order to counter such oppressive and low-minded
measures, it is necessary to take lessons from the past.
Heiland explores the semiotics of the drastic images and actions in these texts, and manages with great skill the sometimes precarious balancing act of using serious, or at any rate high-minded, scholarship to study aggressively low-minded
This motivation to make sense of modern life through poetry is the bright line threading throughout Crawford's effort, from Eliot's boyhood through his undergraduate time at Harvard, where Eliot participated in high- and low-minded
hijinks and read with great intensity a series of finde-siecle French poets, whose penchant for shady Parisian settings and strange lyricism inspired him to try for something along these lines in his own early verse, even as he evoked areas around Harvard: "Setting out to write about the lower-class area of North Cambridge, but taking motifs and rhymes from Laforgue, Verlaine and others, in his notebook he would deploy seedy urban images with conviction for the first time," Crawford observes, before declaring, "Tom was writing French American poetry.
That concept revolves around "Skylark Tonight," a high-rated, low-minded
TV talkshow hosted by preening pretty-boy Dave Skylark (Franco, decked out in pinstripes and paisley pocket squares), who's like an unholy cross between Larry King and Perez Hilton.