Even yet, though my thoughts were ultimately much absorbed in the task, it wears, to my eye, a stern and sombre aspect: too much ungladdened by genial
sunshine; too little relieved by the tender and familiar influences which soften almost every scene of nature and real life, and undoubtedly should soften every picture of them.
In time the bells ceased, and the bakers were shut up; and yet there was a genial
shadowing forth of all these dinners and the progress of their cooking, in the thawed blotch of wet above each baker's oven; where the pavement smoked as if its stones were cooking too.
He had kept the promise of his boyhood, and was now of a lusty frame, verging toward corpulence; good features, good eyes, a genial
manner, a ready laugh, a long pair of sandy whiskers, a dash of an American accent, a close familiarity with the great American joke, and a certain likeness to a R- y-l P-rs-n-ge, who shall remain nameless for me, made up the man's externals as he could be viewed in society.
Passepartout smiled his most genial
smile, and said, "Never too late.
festival of Christmas, which throughout all Christendom lights up the fireside of home with mirth and jollity, followed hard upon the wedding just described.
My first impressions of the gentle, dignified, and yet genial
old man were entirely favourable: and the real satisfaction that showed itself on his daughter's face, as she met me with the words "this is indeed an unlooked-for pleasure
This stately tree, which is rarely met with upon the Sandwich Islands, and then only of a very inferior quality, and at Tahiti does not abound to a degree that renders its fruit the principal article of food, attains its greatest excellence in the genial
climate of the Marquesan group, where it grows to an enormous magnitude, and flourishes in the utmost abundance.
In his genial
way he proceeded to say(Forgetting all laws of propriety, And that giving instruction, without introduction, Would have caused quite a thrill in Society),
IN THE COURSE of occasional visits to Canada many years since, I became intimately acquainted with some of the principal partners of the great Northwest Fur Company, who at that time lived in genial
style at Montreal, and kept almost open house for the stranger.
Dirkovitch knew this as well as any one else, but it suited him to talk special-correspondently and to make himself as genial
as he could.
words and hearty greetings are ever rising to his lips, but they die away in unheard whispers behind the steel clamps.
For Moscow society Pierre was the nicest, kindest, most intellectual, merriest, and most magnanimous of cranks, a heedless, genial
nobleman of the old Russian type.