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Oh, you clever people," said a third manly voice interrupting them both.
This is my first manly prudence, that I allow myself to be deceived, so as not to be on my guard against deceivers.
She (for the newcomer showed such evidences of sex as cropped hair and a manly stride) took a seat in their midst, and smiling a superior smile explained:
His manly beauty and more than common gracefulness were instantly the theme of general admiration, and the laugh which his gallantry raised against Marianne received particular spirit from his exterior attractions.-- Marianne herself had seen less of his person that the rest, for the confusion which crimsoned over her face, on his lifting her up, had robbed her of the power of regarding him after their entering the house.
At last, however, she found a boy who was handsome and manly and wise beyond his years.
For the King was of his person and stature a man right manly strong."*
How essentially womanly--as I hope no one would call a pair of trousers essentially manly.
There is a type of manly valour; but valour in a woman, or unscrupulous cleverness, is inappropriate.
Charles never appeared to less advantage in his person, thought Julia, than now, seated by the side of the manly and noble Antonio.
No display of manly qualities - courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness - has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power.
Acting in song, especially in dialogues, hath an extreme good grace; I say acting, not dancing (for that is a mean and vulgar thing); and the voices of the dialogue would be strong and manly (a base and a tenor; no treble); and the ditty high and tragical; not nice or dainty.
They would grow old insensibly; they would see their son and daughter come to years of reason, marry in due course -- the one a pretty girl, future mother of healthy children; the other a handsome, manly fellow, obviously a soldier; and at last, prosperous in their dignified retirement, beloved by their descendants, after a happy, not unuseful life, in the fullness of their age they would sink into the grave.