....Latterly he had seen only life, felt only the great passionate pulse of existence, unwarped, uncontorted, untrammelled by those creeds which futilely attempt to check what wisdom would be content to regulate.
.......He was geeing to behave like a farmer; he flung his legs about; the muscles of his face had grown more expressive; his eyes looked as much information as his tongue spoke, and more. The manner of the scholar had nearly disappeared; still more the manner of the drawing-room young man. A prig would have said that he had lost culture, and a prude that he had become carse. Such was the contagion of domiciliary fellowship with the Talbothays nymphs and swains.
....such unimpeachable models as are turned out yearly by the lathe of a systematic tuition. They were both somewhat short-sighted, and when it was the custom to wear a single eye-glass and string they wore a single eye-glass and string; when it was the custom to wear a double glass they wore a double glass; ....all without reference to the particular variety of defect in their own vision. When Wordsworth was enthroned they carried pocket copies, and when Shelley was belittled they allowed him to grow dusty on their shelves. When Correggio's holy famiies were admired, they admired Correggio's holy families; when he was decried in favour of Velasquez, they sedulously followed suit without any personal objection.
If these two noticed Angel's growing social ineptness, he noticed their growing mental limitaions......Each brother candidly recognized that there were a few unimportant scores of millions of outsiders in cibilized society, persons who were neither university men nor churchmen; but they were to be tolerated rather than reckoned with and respected.