Doth any man doubt, that if there were taken out of men's minds, vain opinions, flattering hopes, false valuations, imaginations as one would, and the like, but it would leave the minds, of a number of men, poor shrunken things, full of melancholy and indisposition, and unpleasing
It was curious and not unpleasing
, how Peleg and Bildad were affected at this juncture, especially Captain Bildad.
Dashwood's situation, with only common feelings, must have been highly unpleasing
;-- but in HER mind there was a sense of honor so keen, a generosity so romantic, that any offence of the kind, by whomsoever given or received, was to her a source of immoveable disgust.
She spoke them with a singing accent which was not unpleasing
. You felt that a bird would speak in these tones if it could speak English.
Such a change in a man of so much pride exciting not only astonishment but gratitude-- for to love, ardent love, it must be attributed; and as such its impression on her was of a sort to be encouraged, as by no means unpleasing
, though it could not be exactly defined.
The effect was odd, a little unnatural, but far from unpleasing
. She was separated from her husband and earned her living and her child's by writing penny novelettes.
His face in repose was not an unpleasing
one, though his heavy brows and aggressive chin gave him, as I had lately seen, a terrible expression when moved to anger.
"If the situation is unpleasing
, you compromise with your conscience when you make yourself a party to it.
The Old Masters were still unpleasing
to me, but they were truly divine contrasted with the copies.
Thou dost think, I warrant, that thou hast lost somewhat of our regard, by thy boldly declining this unpleasing
task But no, Maurice!
We found, however, a more unpleasing
treatment at the next place, and had certainly ended our lives there had we not been protected by the governor and the priest, who, though not reconciled to the Roman Church, yet showed us the utmost civility; the governor informed us of a design against our lives, and advised us not to go out after sunset, and gave us guards to protect us from the insults of the populace.
Warmed by the sight of such a friend to her son, and regulated by the wish of appearing to advantage before him, she was overflowing with gratitude--artless, maternal gratitude-- which could not be unpleasing