His manners were simple, his speech unadorned and almost homely.
He writes a plain and unadorned style and shuns superfluous words.
Cettigne itself is little more than a walled village, consisting of a cluster of whitewashed cottages and some unadorned public buildings.
The Bank is a characteristic building, quadrilateral, massive and low, but covering a large area, without external windows, and almost wholly unadorned; though the northwest corner is copied from the Temple of the Sibyl at Tivoli.
His style is clear, absolutely unadorned, and somewhat lacking in force; he appeals constantly to the intellect rather than to the emotions, and is seldom picturesque, though in describing a few famous scenes, such as the execution of Charles I., he writes with pathos and dignity.