If the aristocrat is only valid in fashionable circles and not with truckmen, he will never be a leader in fashion
; and if the man of the people cannot speak on equal terms with the gentleman, so that the gentleman shall perceive that he is already really of his own order, he is not to be feared.
"I suppose it is fashion
that makes them strap our heads up with those horrid bits that I was tortured with in London," said Ginger.
"I," said Short-Rations, "I know all the fashions
Of tightening a belt!"
Tom surrendered, and after that clothed himself in the local fashion
. But the dull country town was tiresome to him, since his acquaintanceship with livelier regions, and it grew daily more and more so.
He weaves his wonderful words in such wonderful fashion
that they sound like what he describes.
And Hetty's dreams were all of luxuries: to sit in a carpeted parlour, and always wear white stockings; to have some large beautiful ear- rings, such as were all the fashion
; to have Nottingham lace round the top of her gown, and something to make her handkerchief smell nice, like Miss Lydia Donnithorne's when she drew it out at church; and not to be obliged to get up early or be scolded by anybody.
Indeed, if I were ever to get married, I am at a loss to know which way I should choose,--George Muncaster's way or the old merry fashion
, with the rice and the old shoes and the orange-blossom.
After a short prayer, the company all seated themselves cross-legged, in Turkish fashion
, to the banquet, which passed off with great hilarity.
But what made Montalais hold to Malicorne in an indissoluble fashion
, was that Malicorne always came cram full of fresh news from the court and the city; Malicorne always brought to Blois a fashion
, a secret, or a perfume; that Malicorne never asked for a meeting, but, on the contrary, required to be supplicated to receive the favors he burned to obtain.
It was her habit to sit in a window of her sitting-room on the ground floor, as if watching calmly for life and fashion
to flow northward to her solitary doors.
In this fashion
he covered a quarter of the distance between the two rivers, when it dawned upon him that Tudor was not on the beach at all.
No one can fill it, for the solid, homely virtues of the dear soul have gone out of fashion
, as I say, and nothing new can be half so satisfactory, to me at least."
This was through the introduction by Sir Thomas Wyatt of the Italian fashion
of lyric poetry.
The Fox, unable even to taste it, met with a fitting requital, after the fashion
of her own hospitality.