A table, somewhat rheumatic in its limbs, was drawn out in front of the fire, and covered with a cloth, displaying cups and saucers of a decidedly brilliant
pattern, with other symptoms of an approaching meal.
These fish, more numerous than the birds of the air, came, attracted, no doubt, by the brilliant
focus of the electric light.
Reuter ceased to question me; but her eye--not large, not brilliant
, not melting, or kindling, but astute, penetrating, practical, showed she was even with me; it let out a momentary gleam, which said plainly, "Be as close as you like, I am not dependent on your candour; what you would conceal I already know.
An abode in a young and brilliant
court would dissipate them a little.
and distinguished circle comprehends within it no contracted amount of education, sense, courage, honour, beauty, and virtue.
In the centre of the great circus ring thus formed, was a torn and ragged upheaval a hundred feet high, all snowed over with a sulphur crust of many and many a brilliant
and beautiful color, and the ditch inclosed this like the moat of a castle, or surrounded it as a little river does a little island, if the simile is better.
Then he caught a glimpse, through the darkness of that charnel-house, of the still brilliant
eye of his friend, to whom the momentary lifting of the mass restored a momentary respiration.
This battle, which consisted in the capture of a French squadron, was represented as a brilliant
victory over the French, and so the Emperor and the whole army, especially while the smoke hung over the battlefield, believed that the French had been defeated and were retreating against their will.
There was a feeling of freshness and vigour in the very streets; and when I got free of the town, when my foot was on the sands and my face towards the broad, bright bay, no language can describe the effect of the deep, clear azure of the sky and ocean, the bright morning sunshine on the semicircular barrier of craggy cliffs surmounted by green swelling hills, and on the smooth, wide sands, and the low rocks out at sea--looking, with their clothing of weeds and moss, like little grass-grown islands--and above all, on the brilliant
, sparkling waves.
Presently the light increased and a moment later, to my delight, I came upon a flight of steps leading upward, at the top of which the brilliant
light of the noonday sun shone through an opening in the ground.
Gleaming and glistening in the subdued light of the chamber, lay a great tray full of brilliant
An officer of the Cuirassier Life Guards, a handsome prince who everyone predicted would become aide-de-camp to the Emperor Nicholas I and have a brilliant
career, left the service, broke off his engagement to a beautiful maid of honour, a favourite of the Empress's, gave his small estate to his sister, and retired to a monastery to become a monk.