But just as doubts of the real value
of paper money arise either because, being easy to make, too much of it gets made or because people try to exchange it for gold, so also doubts concerning the real value
of such histories arise either because too many of them are written or because in his simplicity of heart someone inquires: by what force did Napoleon do this?- that is, wants to exchange the current paper money for the real gold of actual comprehension.
Oolanga would have been startled had he known and been capable of understanding the real value
placed on him, his beauty, his worthiness, by other persons, and compared it with the value in these matters in which he held himself.
But I will allow that the critic who has not a practical knowledge of technique is seldom able to say anything on the subject of real value
, and my ignorance of painting is extreme.
Rosa watched the flower-pot with an interest which betrayed to Boxtel the real value
of the object enclosed in it.
But Honour was inspired by no such motive; she had no raptures to expect, nor any terrors to shun; and besides the real value
of her clothes, in which consisted a great part of her fortune, she had a capricious fondness for several gowns, and other things; either because they became her, or because they were given her by such a particular person; because she had bought them lately, or because she had had them long; or for some other reasons equally good; so that she could not endure the thoughts of leaving the poor things behind her exposed to the mercy of Western, who, she doubted not, would in his rage make them suffer martyrdom.
But it did her good, for those whose opinion had real value
gave her the critism which is an author's best education, and when the first soreness was over, she could laugh at her poor little book, yet believe in it still, and feel herself the wiser and stronger for the buffeting she had received.
Seven thousand was, however, only a third of its real value
. Vasili Andreevich might perhaps have got it down to his own price, for the woods were in his district and he had a long-standing agreement with the other village dealers that no one should run up the price in another's district, but he had now learnt that some timber-dealers from town meant to bid for the Goryachkin grove, and he resolved to go at once and get the matter settled.
She would see that some people appreciated him at his real value
Every qualification is raised at times, by the circumstances of the moment, to more than its real value
; and she was sometimes worried down by officious condolence to rate good-breeding as more indispensable to comfort than good-nature.
The Chinooks and other Indians at the mouth of the river, soon proved themselves keen traders, and in their early dealings with the Astorians never hesitated to ask three times what they considered the real value
of an article.
When particularly exasperated against them (which, scandal said, was when Sim Tappertit slighted her most) she was accustomed to wish with great emphasis that the whole race of women could but die off, in order that the men might be brought to know the real value
of the blessings by which they set so little store; nay, her feeling for her order ran so high, that she sometimes declared, if she could only have good security for a fair, round number--say ten thousand--of young virgins following her example, she would, to spite mankind, hang, drown, stab, or poison herself, with a joy past all expression.
Therefore it was not for any real value
, but for a purely fictitious value that Judge Blount invited him to dinner.