Pickwick, after half an hour's walking had brought them to the village, 'really, for a misanthrope
's choice, this is one of the prettiest and most desirable places of residence I ever met with.'
Like a plethoric burning martyr, or a self-consuming misanthrope
, once ignited, the whale supplies his own fuel and burns by his own body.
And now Mr Thomas Codlin, the misanthrope
, after blowing away at the Pan's pipes until he was intensely wretched, took his station on one side of the checked drapery which concealed the mover of the figures, and putting his hands in his pockets prepared to reply to all questions and remarks of Punch, and to make a dismal feint of being his most intimate private friend, of believing in him to the fullest and most unlimited extent, of knowing that he enjoyed day and night a merry and glorious existence in that temple, and that he was at all times and under every circumstance the same intelligent and joyful person that the spectators then beheld him.
All the hate and scorn and love of a deep nature such as the shy man is ever cursed by fester and corrupt within, instead of spending themselves abroad, and sour him into a misanthrope
Yet I experienced sometimes that the most sweet and tender, the most innocent and encouraging society may be found in any natural object, even for the poor misanthrope
and most melancholy man.
Don't you think, now, that you can spend a fortnight more pleasantly under such circumstances than by playing the misanthrope
down at the Tower?"
He had absolutely nothing to do, almost died of ennui, and became a confirmed misanthrope
. And besides, my dear old Basil, if you really want to console me, teach me rather to forget what has happened, or to see it from a proper artistic point of view.
"I still had eighty thousand francs in my possession, and at first I meant to live a remote and solitary life, to vegetate in some country district for the rest of my days; but misanthropy is no Catholic virtue, and there is a certain vanity lurking beneath the hedgehog's skin of the misanthrope
. His heart does not bleed, it shrivels, and my heart bled from every vein.
But she had to take her farewell of the male part of the company yet, and every one of them had to unfold his arms (for they all assumed the professional attitude when they found themselves near Sleary), and give her a parting kiss - Master Kidderminster excepted, in whose young nature there was an original flavour of the misanthrope
, who was also known to have harboured matrimonial views, and who moodily withdrew.
Involuntarily making a pass with his wooden leg to guard himself as Mr Venus springs up in the emphasis of this unsociable declaration, Mr Wegg tilts over on his back, chair and all, and is rescued by that harmless misanthrope
, in a disjointed state and ruefully rubbing his head.
There is a subtle something, a sort of nebulous charm, as it were, about young men who will be millionaires on the death of their Uncle Andrew which softens the ruggedest misanthrope
* To show the tenor of thought, the following definition is quoted from "The Cynic's Word Book" (1906 A.D.), written by one Ambrose Bierce, an avowed and confirmed misanthrope
of the period: "Grapeshot, n.