Under the gleaming icons stood a long invalid chair, and in that chair on snowy-white smooth pillows, evidently freshly changed, Pierre saw- covered to the waist by a bright green quilt- the familiar, majestic figure of his father, Count Bezukhov, with that gray mane of hair above his broad forehead which reminded one of a lion, and the deep characteristically
noble wrinkles of his handsome, ruddy face.
Lady Otway sighed, it may be at the faded relics, and turned, with resignation, to her balls of wool, which, curiously and characteristically
, were not an ivory-white, but rather a tarnished yellow-white.
The coach drove up, and the reverend gentleman (after waiting characteristically
for the woman's ladder) mounted to his place on the roof, behind the coachman.
They were all so characteristically
employed that she could not help smiling as she looked.
My view of it," he flamed out, bringing his clenched hand down upon the table as if he had been in a public house dicing with blackguards--"my view of it is that it was a characteristically
dastardly assassination by that damned traitor, Washington, and his ragamuffin rebels
This question disposed of, Kate communicated her uncle's desire about the empty house, to which Mrs Nickleby assented with equal readiness, characteristically
remarking, that, on the fine evenings, it would be a pleasant amusement for her to walk to the West end to fetch her daughter home; and no less characteristically
forgetting, that there were such things as wet nights and bad weather to be encountered in almost every week of the year.
Spenser's 'Faerie Queene' is not only one of the longest but one of the greatest of English poems; it is also very characteristically Elizabethan.
The allegorical form, we should hardly need to be reminded, is another heritage from medieval literature, but the effort to shape a perfect character, completely equipped to serve the State, was characteristically of the Platonizing Renaissance.
I was surprised, and joyfully, that she was so much the woman, and the display of each trait and mannerism that was characteristically
feminine gave me keener joy.
Sapsea has a bottle of port wine on a table before the fire--the fire is an early luxury, but pleasant on the cool, chilly autumn evening--and is characteristically
attended by his portrait, his eight-day clock, and his weather-glass.
My lieutenant, for instance, is a man of wonderful courage and enterprise; he is madly desirous of glory, or rather, to word my phrase more characteristically
, of advancement in his profession.
But this was toward the end of his tale; the beginning he treated characteristically
enough, though I could have wished for a less cavalier account of the island of Elba, where, upon his own showing, he had met with much humanity.
choosing the alternative which promised soonest to release him from all personal anxiety, he announced with a sudden outburst of energy, that he was not strong enough to bear any more bullying, and that we might do as we pleased.
Mr Verloc reposed characteristically
, clad in his outdoor garments.
Or, as she characteristically
put it to me, the folly or weakness of some unhappy fellow-revolutionist.