The climax of it is a furious prestissimo, at which the couples
seize hands and begin a mad whirling.
His days being spent at a great office in the city, he got leave of absence for a couple
of hours, met his wife, went with her to the registrar's, returned to his office, worked the rest of the day as usual, and then went to his new home to find his wife and dinner awaiting him,--all just as it was going to be every night for so many happy years.
The next few days were spent in getting the elephants together, in walking the newly caught wild elephants up and down between a couple
of tame ones to prevent them giving too much trouble on the downward march to the plains, and in taking stock of the blankets and ropes and things that had been worn out or lost in the forest.
In Wellington Street my brother met a couple
of sturdy roughs who had just been rushed out of Fleet Street with still- wet newspapers and staring placards.
Collins, awkward and solemn, apologising instead of attending, and often moving wrong without being aware of it, gave her all the shame and misery which disagreeable partner for a couple
of dances can give.
Among the company at the door were the mineralogist and the owner of the gold opera glass whom we had encountered in the Notch; two Georgian gentlemen, who had chilled their southern blood that morning on the top of Mount Washington; a physician and his wife from Conway; a trader of Burlington, and an old squire of the Green Mountains; and two young married couples
, all the way from Massachusetts, on the matrimonial jaunt, Besides these strangers, the rugged county of Coos, in which we were, was represented by half a dozen wood-cutters, who had slain a bear in the forest and smitten off his paw.
Meanwhile, all the less distinguished couples
had taken their places: Hetty was led out by the inevitable Mr.
I had soon outwalked the couples
of English gentlemen and ladies.
As a man skilled in feats of horsemanship couples
four horses together and comes tearing full speed along the public way from the country into some large town--many both men and women marvel as they see him for he keeps all the time changing his horse, springing from one to another without ever missing his feet while the horses are at a gallop--even so did Ajax go striding from one ship's deck to another, and his voice went up into the heavens.
The hours tripped along as gaily as the laughing couples
down a country dance.
To verify the supposition, let us observe if the 8 be seen often in couples
- for e is doubled with great frequency in English - in such words, for example, as 'meet,' '.
Behind these two couples
filed nobles, ladies, pages and officers; the flambeaux gleamed over the whole court, like the moving reflections of a conflagration.
Newman wandered through them, observing a few scattered couples
to whom this comparative seclusion appeared grateful and reached a small conservatory which opened into the garden.
moved out of their way, but smiling covertly.
Of the rushing couples
there could barely be discerned more than the high lights--the indistinctness shaping them to satyrs clasping nymphs--a multiplicity of Pans whirling a multiplicity of Syrinxes; Lotis attempting to elude Priapus, and always failing.