Weak and shortsighted as a statesman, as a man and prelate Dalberg was amiable, conscientious and large-hearted.
After his cousin Gustavus Adolphus, whom in many respects he strikingly resembled, he was indubitably the most amiable and brilliant of all the princes of the House of Vasa.
The amiable duke and duchess of Luxembourg, who were his neighbours at Montlouis, made his acquaintance...
Of the amiable personal character and the placid life of Isaac D'Israeli a charming picture is to be found in the brief memoir prefixed to the 1849 edition of Curiosities of Literature, by his son Lord Beaconsfield.
Although Dalton seems amiable enough, he struggles at times to find anything worthy to say.
For sole reply Daniel gave him a shy, childlike, meek, and amiable smile.
Malthus was one of the most amiable, candid and cultured of men.
As, in Fenelon's own opinion, the great merit of Homer was his "amiable simplicity," so the great merit of Telemaque is the art that gives to each adventure its hidden moral, to each scene some sly reflection on Versailles.
The amiable, radical ladies of Newport had set up a tea meeting for me.
In disposition they are amiable and courteous, but arrogant, lively, inquisitive and inclined to steal - their attacks in earlier days on Europeans, when not caused by misunderstandings, being due probably to their coveting property which to them was of immense value.
He was enormously tall, handsome, amiable as Frenchmen are, and was, as all Moscow said, an extraordinarily clever doctor.
Worse men had been less detested, but Danby had none of the amiable virtues which often counteract the odium incurred by serious faults.
His character, notwithstanding the egotism by which it was disfigured, had an amiable and engaging side.
His public conduct does not present itself in quite so amiable a light.
He was then a mere lad, amiable, well-meaning, but entirely under the dominion of his mother...
"Of whom you imagine me to be one?" said Prince Andrew, with a quiet and particularly amiable smile.
Natasha had not time to take off the bodice before the door opened and Countess Bezukhova, dressed in a purple velvet gown with a high collar, came into the room beaming with good-humored amiable smiles.
From the first he displayed rare ability as a debater, his inspiring and yet amiable personality attracted hosts of admirers, while his extraordinary tact and temper disarmed opposition and enabled him to mediate between extremes without ever sacrificing principles.
A more amiable and a more harmless man never lived; and this was much in that age of discordant passions and lawless licence.
The personal character of Malherbe was far from amiable, but he exercised, or at least indicated the exercise of, a great and enduring effect upon French literature, though by no means a wholly beneficial one.
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He was amiable and even estimable, the chief fault of his character being vanity and an incurable tendency towards theatrical effect, which makes his travels, memoirs and other personal records as well as his historical works radically untrustworthy.
He was essentially an amiable man...
It is described as having been thoroughly healthy at the date of its arrival, and of an amiable and tractable disposition.
In this capacity his sincere piety and amiable character gained him great influence.
Beyond a doubt he was not without a certain moral timidity contrasting strangely with his eager temperament and alertness of intellect; but, though he was not cast in a heroic mould, he must have been one of the most amiable of men.
The command of the British fleet was given to Sir Hyde Parker, an amiable man of no energy and little ability.
He had a quick eye for character, was genuinely amiable, uncontentious, tactful, masterful; and it may be assumed from his success that he was wary or shrewd to a degree.
On his accession to the throne in 1840 much was expected of a prince so variously gifted and of so amiable a temper, and his first acts did not belie popular hopes.
The young nobleman was, from the first, a prime favourite at the French court, owing, partly to the recollection of his father's devotion to France, but principally because of his own amiable and brilliant qualities.
That he learnt anything, and that he grew up an amiable and magnanimous man, were solely due to his natural worth, for no one ever owed less to education or to family example.