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Examples of Virtue
I ask him how it came he lived here alone; how it came that he made chairs, he, with brains enough to build great houses or great bridges; how it was that drink and he were such friends; and how he, a Catholic, lived here among us Quakers, so singular, uncompanionable, and severe.
I feel Soolsby here at times so sharply that it would seem he came again and was in this room, though he is dead and gone.
If he took with his right hand he gave with his left; and Mahommedan as well as Copt and Armenian, and beggars of every race and creed, hung about his doors each morning to receive the food and alms he gave freely.
Perhaps that was why he had lived so near the person of the Prince, had held office so long.
Nothing else had he, but of all men in Egypt he was the best instrument Nahoum could have chosen; and of all men in Egypt he was the one man who could surely help him.
He caught the sleeve of Nahoum's coat and kissed it, then kissed his hand.