His decorum was perfect, but now and then a humorous look could be observed in his eyes, and it may be suspected that he had a quiet laugh all to himself on the way homeward.
On one occasion, before the meeting had been called to order, Professor Cutler said to him: Do you not dread B.'s forthcoming translation of the Iliad?
But Lowell, seeing that he was watched, replied: Oh, no, not at all, at the same time nodding to Cutler with his brows.
He was always well-dressed, and pretty closeCutler with his brows.
He was always well-dressed, and pretty close to the conventional in his ways,--noted specially for the nicety of his gloves.
This was a kind of safeguard to him. Insidious persons suggested that he perfumed his beard, but I do not believe it. He does not appear to have been fond of walking, for we never met him in any part of Cambridge except on the direct road from Elmwood to the college gate.
He had a characteristic gait of his own-walking slowly in rather a dreamy manner, and keeping time to the movement of his feet with his arms an