The noblesse or gentry of the country were very generally resident on their estates, where they lived in a style of simplicity and homeliness which had long disappeared from every other part of the kingdom.
He made many apologies for the badness of the accommodations and the homeliness of the fare he had to offer me, which I considered as unnecessary, as what he possessed was tendered with unaffected cheerfulness.
Merely to meet a woman who personifies the sense of homeliness is to feel yourself at home.
And this comfortable sense of homeliness you may find in many an English bar-maid.
The force of his argument is not at all injured by the homeliness of his illustrations.
This homeliness was redeemed by a gentle and caressing expression, and by a sincerity, a gaiety of heart, and free sprightliness of manner, that no trouble could restrain.
It occurred to her that perhaps Martin was disgusted by the homeliness of the meal--after all, he was gentry, and it was unusual for gentry to sit down to dinner with a crowd of farm-hands.
Wotan's greeting to his new castle is rather grandiose than really fine: one feels the theatrical baritone; one feels also that the quality ofhomeliness which makes Sachs a great character is sadly lacking.
Throughout we have that atmosphere of bygone generations, and also a combination, curious when looked into, of homeliness with nobility.
The homeliness of the stories touched me; it seemed to me that you found yourself in the atmosphere of old Germany.
It never spoiled his style; but it gave that touch ofhomeliness to it which smelt of the good soil of the country.
Cary has also been afraid of the excessive homeliness of Dante's imagery; "whiter wing than curd" being in the original "whiter than butter.
St. Louis was for Nesta a figure in the rich hues of royal Saintship softened to homeliness by tears.
In the case of Jesus, however, it proves more: the variety and homeliness of his illustrations show how completely conversant he was alike with common life and with spiritual truth.
It is the homeliness of a people without a home, without a country.
A sweet warmth fills the room--the restful homeliness imparted by a careful, but not too careful, woman.
We see Du Bellay and Ronsard gardening, or hunting with their dogs, or watch the pastimes of a rainy day; and with all this is connected a domesticity, a homeliness and simple goodness, by which the Northern country gains upon the South.
Homer has opened a great Field of Raillery to Men of more Delicacy than Greatness of Genius, by the Homeliness of some of his Sentiments.
I have had some Children by her, whom she has Christened with the Sirnames of her Family, in order, as she tells me, to wear out the Homeliness of their Parentage by the Fathers Side.
We see Du Bellay and Ronsard gardening, or hunting with their dogs, or watch the pastimes of a rainy day; and with this is connected a domesticity, a homeliness and simple goodness, by which this Northern country gains upon the South.
Philosophy is being at home with self, just like the homeliness of the Greek; it is man’s being at home in his mind, at home with himself.
But what makes us specially at home with the Greeks is that they made their world their home; the common spirit of homeliness unites us both.
This homeliness and this kindling of love first felt Leah, when, after that Levi was born, she cried with a great voice and said: "Now shall my husband be coupled to me.
And the more I pondered upon this new face, the more I saw that this return to a truer homeliness and a more real realism did but enable me to achieve a subtler beauty.