This warmer light mingles itself with the cold spirituality of the moon-beams, and communicates, as it were, a heart and sensibilities of human tenderness
to the forms which fancy summons tip.
In one moment her imagination placed before her a letter from Willoughby, full of tenderness
and contrition, explanatory of all that had passed, satisfactory, convincing; and instantly followed by Willoughby himself, rushing eagerly into the room to inforce, at her feet, by the eloquence of his eyes, the assurances of his letter.
Silas pressed it to him, and almost unconsciously uttered sounds of hushing tenderness
, while he bethought himself that some of his porridge, which had got cool by the dying fire, would do to feed the child with if it were only warmed up a little.
The Count, with a smile of profound tenderness
, extended his hand, and she carried it to her lips.
He only knew that the sight and memory of her moved him deeply, touching the spring of all love and tenderness
, all faith and courage within him.
could be ever supposed wanting, good sense and good breeding supplied its place; and as to the little irritations sometimes introduced by aunt Norris, they were short, they were trifling, they were as a drop of water to the ocean, compared with the ceaseless tumult of her present abode.
He despised sentiment, tenderness
, and, by the strangeness of the human mind, he went, by way of paradox, to the tenderest, most sublime spot in a book supreme in tenderness
Certainly wife and children are a kind of discipline of humanity; and single men, though they may be many times more charitable, because their means are less exhaust, yet, on the other side, they are more cruel and hardhearted (good to make severe inquisitors), because their tenderness
is not so oft called upon.
That is an emotion in which tenderness
is an essential part, but Strickland had no tenderness
either for himself or for others; there is in love a sense of weakness, a desire to protect, an eagerness to do good and to give pleasure -- if not unselfishness, at all events a selfishness which marvellously conceals itself; it has in it a certain diffidence.
He raised his suppliant eye, and seeing that she was leading him back to her quarters, his whole face beamed with joy and tenderness
He did it with charming tenderness
, carrying on meanwhile a stream of friendly chatter; then he changed the sheet just as they did at the hospital, shook out the pillow, and arranged the bed-clothes.
She began to cry and a still greater sense of pity, tenderness
, and love welled up in Pierre.