Another poem, of which we know even less
, is the "Cercopes".
But what an account of everything might be Nicholas knew even less
than the frightened and bewildered Mitenka.
But he always felt the injustice of his own abundance in comparison with the poverty of the peasants, and now he determined that so as to feel quite in the right, though he had worked hard and lived by no means luxuriously before, he would now work still harder, and would allow himself even less
"My head man had never before been in this part of the country and the guides who were to have accompanied me from the last village we passed knew even less
of the country than we.
The perfect swarm of busily engaged persons moving about noiselessly; the multitude of guests, - who were, however, even less
numerous than the servants who waited on them, - the myriad of exquisitely prepared dishes, of gold and silver vases; the floods of dazzling light, the masses of unknown flowers of which the hot-houses had been despoiled, redundant with luxuriance of unequaled scent and beauty; the perfect harmony of the surroundings, which, indeed, was no more than the prelude of the promised fete , charmed all who were there; and they testified their admiration over and over again, not by voice or gesture, but by deep silence and rapt attention, those two languages of the courtier which acknowledge the hand of no master powerful enough to restrain them.
Less obstinate, and even less
dangerous combats, have been described in good heroic verse; but that of Gurth and the Miller must remain unsung, for want of a sacred poet to do justice to its eventful progress.
If Tom could have seen the crafty smile on the face of the Spaniard as the man left the hotel, the young inventor might have felt even less
confidence in the guide.
Were you even less
pleasing-- supposing her not to love you already (of which, however, I can have little doubt)--you would be safe.
In a sitting-room on the ground-floor, ensconced in an armchair with her back to the light, was the owner and mistress of the estate, a white-haired woman of not more than sixty, or even less
, wearing a large cap.
As for Sheeta--the great cat understood even less
than the apes; but yet Tarzan could not but marvel at the remarkable characteristics this beast had evidenced.
I found pleasure in speculating upon just what the effect had been upon her of passing through the earth's crust, and coming out into a world that one of even less
intelligence than the great Mahars could easily see was a different world from her own Pel-lucidar.
But in reality travelling interested her even less
than he had expected.
"Richelieu, whom they hated during his lifetime and whom they now praise after his death, was even less
popular than I am.
It was well it happened as it did; for the road's a lonely one, the hour was late, and, the night being cold, and poor Barnaby even less
sensible than usual from surprise and fright, the young gentleman might have met his death in a very short time.'
Now, Barbara, if the truth must.be told--as it must and ought to be--Barbara seemed, of all the little household, to take least pleasure in the bustle of the occasion; and when Kit, in the openness of his heart, told her how glad and overjoyed it made him, Barbara became more downcast still, and seemed to have even less
pleasure in it than before!