A man and a woman in their prime stood before them, and the light murmuring of the crowd hushed.
Carmen was waiting for Alex outside the clinic with Destiny one day when the red-headed man strolled up to the car.
Being essentially a man of order, he loathed, as he said, all demagogic action, Jacobinism and visions of liberty, which he desired only for himself.
The indignant young man accused him of being merely nostalgic.
He seems to have been much indulged, and to have led a very pleasant life of it; he pleased himself in moderate excursions, frequented the theatre, mingled, though not very often, in society; was sometimes a little extravagant, and sometimes a little dissipated, but never lost the benefits of his Lausanne exile; and easily settled into a sober, discreet, calculating Epicurean philosopher, who sought the summum bonum of man in temperate, regulated and elevated pleasure.
Ketteler was rather a man of action than a scholar, and he first distinguished himself as one of the deputies of the Frankfort National Assembly, a position to which he was elected in 1848, and in which he soon became noted for his decision, foresight, energy and eloquence.
It seems that his father was an innkeeper but a man of cultivated tastes.
After that, when in discussions with his village elders or stewards the blood rushed to his face and his fists began to clench, Nicholas would turn the broken ring on his finger and would drop his eyes before the man who was making him angry.
He felt like a man who after straining his eyes to see into the far distance finds what he sought at his very feet.
He was a man of great wealth, which he spent in beautifying Rome.