He was always the saddest of the group, and even to my unpractised
senses, he appeared to have suffered more deeply than his friends.
In fact, they are a simple, timid, inoffensive race, unpractised
in warfare, and scarce provided with any weapons, excepting for the chase.
It was certainly delightful to be loved, and so loved--to be attended, and so attended; but the heart of Julia was too unpractised
to relish the laugh and observations of a malignant world.
There was no play nor graceful movement of his sceptre; he kept it straight and stiff like a man unpractised
in oratory--one might have taken him for a mere churl or simpleton; but when he raised his voice, and the words came driving from his deep chest like winter snow before the wind, then there was none to touch him, and no man thought further of what he looked like."
in such sort of note-writing, had there been time for scruples and fears as to style she would have felt them in abundance: but something must be instantly written; and with only one decided feeling, that of wishing not to appear to think anything really intended, she wrote thus, in great trembling both of spirits and hand--
Pictures and prints which even my unpractised
eyes could recognize as being of great price and rarity hung thick upon the walls.
The dining-parlour was a noble room, suitable in its dimensions to a much larger drawing-room than the one in common use, and fitted up in a style of luxury and expense which was almost lost on the unpractised
eye of Catherine, who saw little more than its spaciousness and the number of their attendants.
Even in the unpractised
minds of infants, one of these doomed men darting past, and but an instant seen, was an image of force enough to dim the whole concourse; to find itself an all-absorbing place, and hold it ever after.
How could the born, lady the recluse of half a lifetime, utterly unpractised
in the world, at sixty years of age,--how could she ever dream of succeeding, when the hard, vulgar, keen, busy, hackneyed New England woman had lost five dollars on her little outlay!
The wreck, even to my unpractised
eye, was breaking up.
I determined to give myself as little trouble as possible in this lesson; it would not do yet to trust my unpractised
tongue with the delivery of explanations; my accent and idiom would be too open to the criticisms of the young gentlemen before me, relative to whom I felt already it would be necessary at once to take up an advantageous position, and I proceeded to employ means accordingly.
There was a leap, swifter than his unpractised
sight, and the lean, yellow body disappeared for a moment out of the field of his vision.