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Examples of Ab
He has long since sunk to his place in a respectable vault, in the aisle of a very respectable church, whilst an exceedingly respectable marble slab against the neighbouring wall tells on a Sunday some eye wandering from its prayer-book that his dust lies below.
To secure such respectabilities in death he passed a most respectable life, a more respectable-looking individual never was seen.
If after his return from Spain a definite sphere of activity abroad could have been allotted to Borrow (by preference in the East, as he himself desired), we might have had from his pen contributions to the study of Eastern life that would have added lustre to a group of writers already brilliantly represented in England by Curzon and Kinglake, Lane and Morier, Palgrave and Burton.
With Burton's love of roving adventure, of strange tongues, and of anthropology in its widest sense, the author of the _Bible in Spain_ had many points in common.
The man must have been a savage.
A poor wood-pigeon has fallen dead.