YOU, for instance, would not care(pray pardon my bluntness) to unrobe
yourself before the public eye; and in the same way, the poor man does not like to be pried at or questioned concerning his family relations, and so forth.
Hitherto (I concluded) she had looked upon me in the same light that the old Empress did upon her servant--the Empress who hesitated not to unrobe
herself before her slave, since she did not account a slave a man.
We have lived to see the great fern wilderness reclaimed, to have seen the infant settlement unrobe
itself of its first primitive garments of brushwood and breakwind huts and tents in which we were dwellers, and outliving its bush mask and wild appearance, enter on the path of progress.