Indeed, man is naturally more prone to subtilty than open valor, owing to his physical weakness in comparison with other animals.
If he can secure any suggestion of the subtilty and luminousness,—if he can!
Knowledge of letters cannot rest on such, and the subtilty you praise may be pernicious.
He says of the sorcerer that he is a child of the devil and full of subtilty.
There was a terseness and massiveness in his speech, curiously blended with subtilty and fervor.
But in both these letters we see the subtilty and caution of the writers.
The question of whence the game is taken, is a subtilty too nice for their comprehension.
But this seems to me a subtilty that is not discoverable in nature.
In a mind less happily constituted, there might have been a risk that this turn for subtilty would have produced serious evil.
Let us do that, for the devil, with all his boldness and all his subtilty, never threw a card first or last like that.