And am I answerable that thoughtless and unprincipled men exist, whose shades of countenance may resemble mine?
The Indian made no reply for near a minute, but bent his fierce looks on the countenance of Cora, in such wavering glances, that her eyes sank with shame, under an impression that for the first time they had encountered an expression that no chaste female might endure.
It would have been easy to have traced the triumph of Mahtoree, in the reflecting countenances
of his auditors.
The days now passed as peaceably as before, with the sole alteration that joy had taken place of sadness in the countenances
of my friends.
Their leader, the famous Endicott, was a man of stern and resolute countenance
, the effect of which was heightened by a grizzled beard that swept the upper portion of his breastplate.
I now perceived, with no small degree of apprehension, the same savage expression in the countenances
of the natives, which had startled me during the scene at the Ti.
I will tell you," answered Sancho; "it was because I have been looking at you for some time by the light of the torch held by that unfortunate, and verily your worship has got of late the most ill-favoured countenance
I ever saw: it must be either owing to the fatigue of this combat, or else to the want of teeth and grinders.
With my brow to the glass, I was thus occupied in scrutinizing the mob, when suddenly there came into view a countenance
(that of a decrepid old man, some sixty-five or seventy years of age,) - a countenance
which at once arrested and absorbed my whole attention, on account of the absolute idiosyncrasy of its expression.
Says your speaking countenance
to me: "Why didn't you communicate that, when I first come in this evening?
When they stopped to change at Coventry, the steam ascended from the horses in such clouds as wholly to obscure the hostler, whose voice was however heard to declare from the mist, that he expected the first gold medal from the Humane Society on their next distribution of rewards, for taking the postboy's hat off; the water descending from the brim of which, the invisible gentleman declared, must have drowned him (the postboy), but for his great presence of mind in tearing it promptly from his head, and drying the gasping man's countenance
with a wisp of straw.
But, in the present instance, there was nothing to be discerned in the countenance
or manner of Charlotte that indicated any thing more than the sweetness of her nature and the polish of her breeding.
It must be confessed that a family likeness pervaded these respectable progeny of Drowne's skill; that the benign countenance
of the king resembled those of his subjects, and that Miss Peggy Hobart, the merchant's daughter, bore a remarkable similitude to Britannia, Victory, and other ladies of the allegoric sisterhood; and, finally, that they all had a kind of wooden aspect which proved an intimate relationship with the unshaped blocks of timber in the carver's workshop.
He complied with the most accommodating spirit imaginable; and went on eating and chatting, and laughing and smearing himself, until his whole countenance
shone with grease and good-humor.
I could not stand your countenance
dressed up in woe and paleness.
The long story of "Their Majesties' Servants," treated thus, becomes from age to age an agreeable addition to those personal memoirs--Evelyn's, and the like--which bring the influence and charm of a visible countenance
to the dry tenour of ordinary history, and the critic's work upon it naturally becomes, in the first place, a mere gathering of some of the flowers which lie so abundantly scattered here and there.