Her complexion could bear any sunshine as yet, and her dress, though if you were to see it now, any present lady of Vanity Fair would pronounce it to be the most foolish and preposterous attire ever worn, was as handsome in her eyes and those of the public, some five-and-twenty years since, as the most brilliant
costume of the most famous beauty of the present season.
He did not know that his mode of behavior in relation to Kitty had a definite character, that it is courting young girls with no intention of marriage, and that such courting is one of the evil actions common among brilliant
young men such as he was.
To all appearance he was just an ordinary, brilliant
young officer of the Guards making a career for himself; but intense and complex strivings went on within him.
A strange sight met his eyes as he emerged from the semi-darkness of the cellar to the brilliant
light of the temple.
As I learned afterward, they had got their previous guest of honour, a brilliant
young radical, unskilled in drinking, quite pipped.
Louis was at this time endowed with all the natural gifts which make the perfect gentleman; his eye was brilliant
, mild, and of a clear azure blue.
in yon brilliant
window-niche How statue-like I me thee stand, The agate lamp within thy hand!
We were talking about what it is like to spend one's childhood in little towns like these, buried in wheat and corn, under stimulating extremes of climate: burning summers when the world lies green and billowy beneath a brilliant
sky, when one is fairly stifled in vegetation, in the color and smell of strong weeds and heavy harvests; blustery winters with little snow, when the whole country is stripped bare and gray as sheet-iron.
As I was to learn, the Martian nights are extremely cold, and as there is practically no twilight or dawn, the changes in temperature are sudden and most uncomfortable, as are the transitions from brilliant
daylight to darkness.