But his adventures are the merest nightmares of puerile fancy.
But even such an attempt to systematically plumb the universe can only make us acquainted with the merest inside shell.
Since then more and more territory has been ceded by the sultans of Brunei to the raja of Sarawak and to British North Borneo, and to-day the merest remnant of his once extensive state is left within the jurisdiction of the sultan.
They are allowed to gossip about everything, and the writers have the knack of making the merest trifles seem amusing.
Add the merest dash of single cream or a smidgeon of milk and grate some black pepper over.