His arguments were felicitous, and his choice of language was the theme of constant admiration.
Many of the emendations suggested are more fantastic than felicitous.
There are, it has to be said, good places to break down, and spots which are not so felicitous.
As a thinker George Eliot is vastly superior; her knowledge is more profound and her psychological analysis subtler and more scientific. But as an artist, in unity of design, in harmony of treatment, in purity and simplicity of language, so felicitous and yet so unstudied, in those qualities which make the best of George Sand's novels masterpieces of art, she is as much her inferior.
The timing of the 1000th milestone is particularly felicitous, it being the Institute's 40th anniversary year.