2016年8月8日 星期一

the public at once felt for a pleasant gift



"As it is, these youthful essays, though deformed by assumption, and
shallow in contents, are curiously right up to the points they reach;
and already distinguished above most of the literature of the time, for
the skill of language, which the public at once felt for a pleasant gift
in me." (_Præterita_, vol. I. chap. 12.)



gift
 informal A very easy task or unmissable opportunity:that goal was an absolute gift
2A natural ability or talent:he has a gift for comedy


have a feel for

Have a sensitive appreciation or an intuitive understanding of:you have to have a feel for animals

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