The feeling of religious conservatism which has preserved the structural rudeness of the Ka`ba did not prohibit costly surface decoration.
I do not find rudeness or boasting to be endearing in the slightest bit.
His rudeness to strangers was partly caused by shyness and partly by a childlike inability to conceal his feelings.
Yet he is the one extant witness to the humour and vivacity of the Italian temperament at a stage between its early rudeness and rigidity and its subsequent degeneracy.
Yet the two Lichfield men had so many early recollections in common, and sympathized with each other on so many points on which they sympathized with' nobody else in the vast population of the capital, that, though the master was often provoked by the monkey-like impertinence of the pupil, and the pupil by the bearish rudeness of the master, they remained friends till they were parted by death.