You won't stop, I know, as long
as you can trail round in a white gown with your hair down, and wear gold-paper jewelry.
How can we elevate our history of retribution for the sin of long
ago, when, as one of our most prominent figures, we are compelled to introduce--not a young and lovely woman, nor even the stately remains of beauty, storm-shattered by affliction--but a gaunt, sallow, rusty-jointed maiden, in a long
-waisted silk gown, and with the strange horror of a turban on her head
Earlier in life, Hester had vainly imagined that she herself might be the destined prophetess, but had long
since recognised the impossibility that any mission of divine and mysterious truth should be confided to a woman stained with sin, bowed down with shame, or even burdened with a life-long
They drove out of the vault into a clear space and stopped before an immensely long
but low-built house which seemed to ramble round a stone court.
For a long
time, though studying and working patiently, I had accustomed myself to robust exercise.
The rocks of the Spy-glass re-echoed it a score of times; the whole troop of marsh-birds rose again, darkening heaven, with a simultaneous whirr; and long
after that death yell was still ringing in my brain, silence had re- established its empire, and only the rustle of the redescending birds and the boom of the distant surges disturbed the languor of the afternoon.
he donned his costume, adorned with vari-coloured wings, and fastened to his natural feature a false nose six feet long
Through sunlight and summer air I have sought for thee long
, Guided by birds and flowers, And now by thy song.
Yes, Charlotte, I may now speak without injustice, or the fear of being selfish: I have long
loved you-- how tenderly, how purely, none can ever know; but could I, with a certainty of my fate before my eyes, with the knowledge that my days were numbered, and that the sun of my life could never reach its meridian, woo you to my love, to make you miserable
The brow of the hill, where they remained, was a cheerful spot: Louisa returned; and Mary, finding a comfortable seat for herself on the step of a stile, was very well satisfied so long
as the others all stood about her; but when Louisa drew Captain Wentworth away, to try for a gleaning of nuts in an adjoining hedge-row, and they were gone by degrees quite out of sight and sound, Mary was happy no longer; she quarrelled with her own seat, was sure Louisa had got a much better somewhere, and nothing could prevent her from going to look for a better also.
Then, after a long
silence between them, he went on: "When I heard you were coming I made my will.
It is a most tremendous monster, like a great spider, with a body as big as an elephant and legs as long
as a tree trunk.