Upon which design of variety it is, that the poets never represent the same persons always victorious or prosperous or acting with the same constant tenor of virtue; â€” yea, even the gods themselves, when they engage in human actions, are not represented as free from passions and errors; â€” lest, for the want of some difficulties. and cross passages, their poems should be destitute of that briskness which is requisite to move and astonish the minds of men.
It would also have full marks for briskness and aroma.
And all these vehicles went by with a cheerful briskness; there was hardly ever a block for them in the traffic.
Their briskness across the stones, their ability to walk untroubled through current and spray and emerge with beaks crammed with larvae, the explosive calls and trilling year-round song that pierced through even this amplified rush of water over rock, were an abundant delight.
(Changing his tone abruptly to businesslike briskness.)