In the lower House were certain bedaubed walls, in the basest style of imitation, which made him feel faintly sick, not to speak of a lobby adorned with artless
prints and photographs of eminent defunct Congressmen that was all too serious for a joke and too comic for a Valhalla.
was an artless
exclamation of Catherine's towards the close of their conversation, which at once surprised and amused her companion.
The prince's conversation was artless
and confiding to a degree, and the servant could not help feeling that as from visitor to common serving-man this state of things was highly improper.
It was the third time that day that, with an ecstatic and artless
smile, she had met him in secluded passages.
There is a noble and lofty pathos in the close of Caponsacchi's statement, an artless
and manly break from his self-control throughout, that seems to me the last possible effect in its kind; and Pompilia's story holds all of womanhood in it, the purity, the passion, the tenderness, the helplessness.
Of course not,' she says soothingly, 'oh no, she canna be me'; but anon her real thoughts are revealed by the artless
remark, 'I doubt, though, this is a tough job you have on hand - it is so long since I was a bairn.
We found the island damp, and went back to the bank, and up the stream, and over the bridge, and down the stream again; and then, for the first time, the sweet girl turned appealingly to me, and confessed that she had exhausted her artless
knowledge of the locality.
Concealing this circumstance, she had lied in such a skillfully artless
manner that Alban (having no suspicion of what had really happened to sharpen his wits) was as completely deceived as Miss Ladd.
In its artless
consciousness of innocence the look was nothing less than sublime.
The good artless
creature was inspired by a sort of gentle alarm for me.
There was an artless
charm in her face and manner, a simple grace in all her movements, a low, delicious melody in her voice, which we Americans felt to be simply irresistible.
Charlie was a devoted host, and tried to show his gratitude by being very kind to his "little sister," for he guessed why she came, and his heart was touched by her artless
endeavours to "help him be good.
Does she still meditate that hopeless project--the offspring, poor angel, of her artless
, unthinking generosity?
When the young sailor was by, the old man became less rigid, and when his daughter, on rare occasions, smiled at some artless
tale of Mr.
But though virtue is a much finer thing, and those hapless creatures who suffer under the misfortune of good looks ought to be continually put in mind of the fate which awaits them; and though, very likely, the heroic female character which ladies admire is a more glorious and beautiful object than the kind, fresh, smiling, artless
, tender little domestic goddess, whom men are inclined to worship--yet the latter and inferior sort of women must have this consolation--that the men do admire them after all; and that, in spite of all our kind friends' warnings and protests, we go on in our desperate error and folly, and shall to the end of the chapter.