They were somehow apart from all that, the squalor and wretchedness of her life, the constant fear of being discovered.
Beckwith visited the valleys, and was painfully struck by the squalor and ignorance of a people who had so glorious a past.
Macaulay, it must be noted, exaggerated persistently the poverty of Johnson's pedigree, the squalor of his early married life, the grotesqueness of his entourage in Fleet Street, the decline and fall from complete virtue of Mrs Thrale, the novelty and success of the Dictionary, the complete failure of the Shakespeare and the political tracts.
He was delighted with the varied play of the waterfalls, but no glamour blinded him to the squalor of Swiss peasant life.
Idleness, drunkenness, vicious intercourse, sickness, starvation, squalor, cruelty, chains, awful oppression and everywhere culpable neglect - in these words may be summed up the state of the gaols at the time of Howard's visitation.