might have fancied that the ripples passing over it were dreadfully like faint changes of expression on a sightless face; but Gaffer was no neophyte
and had no fancies.
But with all the ardour of a neophyte
and the pride of an apt learner I was at that time a great nautical casuist.
Her whole soul was possessed by the fact that a fuller life was opening before her: she was a neophyte
about to enter on a higher grade of initiation.
They knew not the meanings of the words they mouthed; they but repeated the ritual that had been handed down from preceptor to neophyte
since that long-gone day when the ancestors of the Piltdown man still swung by their tails in the humid jungles that are England now.
"You have no right to preach to me, you neophyte
, that have not passed the porch of life, and are absolutely unacquainted with its mysteries."
If our neophyte
, strong in the new-born love of antiquity, were to undertake to imitate what he had learnt to admire, it must be allowed he would act very injudiciously, if he were to select from the Glossary the obsolete words which it contains, and employ those exclusively of all phrases and vocables retained in modern days.
Carstone as a neophyte
. And yet I am very much of the opinion, my dears, that he has not chosen his profession advisedly."
On the second dav the road rose steeply to a grass spur above the forest; and it was here, about sunset, that they came across an aged lama - but they called him a bonze - sitting cross-legged above a mysterious chart held down by stones, which he was explaining to a young man, evidently a neophyte
, of singular, though unwashen, beauty.
He placed himself in front of Sergeant Cuff, and put his hands behind him, after the approved fashion of a neophyte
who is examined in his catechism.
That we, the neophytes
, might have an excess of light shining upon us all at once, orders were given to let out Twenty Eight.
But I forbear; this latter writer being unanswerable among those neophytes
who having never thought of their own system, unless as Englishmen, are overwhelmed with admiration at finding any thing of another character advanced about it.
Like a ruined gambler who advises neophytes
, he pointed out enterprises and speculations, together with the means and chances of conducting them.