"Nor do they, in their natural state
," returned the stranger.
It was this last habit that gave me the opportunity I craved to capture one of these herbivorous cetaceans--that is what Perry calls them--and make as good a meal as one can on raw, warm-blooded fish; but I had become rather used, by this time, to the eating of food in its natural state
, though I still balked on the eyes and entrails, much to the amusement of Ghak, to whom I always passed these delicacies.
Not a misfortune in our natural state
I dare say, but we are not in a natural state
Brave Margaret, when night falls and thy hair is down, dost thou return, I wonder, to thy natural state
, or, dreading the shadow of indulgence, sleepest thou even sulkily?
Bounderby,' said Jem, turning with a smile to Louisa, 'is a noble animal in a comparatively natural state
, quite free from the harness in which a conventional hack like myself works.'
Hence for Aristotle as for Plato, the natural state
or the state as such is the ideal state, and the ideal state is the starting-point of political inquiry.
But the scent of the stables, which, in a natural state
of things, ought to be among the soothing influences of a man's life, always brought with it some irritation to Arthur.
Yet who can doubt that the very highest state to which a human spirit can attain, in its loftiest aspirations, is its truest and most natural state
, and that Drowne was more consistent with himself when he wrought the admirable figure of the mysterious lady, than when he perpetrated a whole progeny of blockheads?
Why, child, I have frizzed and burnt my hair so that I look like an old maniac with it in its natural state
, and have to repair damages as well as I can.
Having dedicated his life to vengeance, vengeance became his natural state
and, therefore, no emergency, so he took his time in pursuit.
'That it happened this way--that your nephew met him at a coffeehouse, fell upon him with the most demneble ferocity, followed him to his cab, swore he would ride home with him, if he rode upon the horse's back or hooked himself on to the horse's tail; smashed his countenance, which is a demd fine countenance in its natural state
; frightened the horse, pitched out Sir Mulberry and himself, and--'
A warrior rather crawled than walked on each flank so as to catch occasional glimpses into the forest; and every few minutes the band came to a halt, and listened for hostile sounds, with an acuteness of organs that would be scarcely conceivable to a man in a less natural state
. Their march was, however, unmolested, and they reached the point where the lesser stream was lost in the greater, without the smallest evidence that their progress had been noted.