With an alacrity beyond the common impulse of a spirit which yet was never indifferent to the credit of doing every thing well and attentively, with the real goodwill of a mind delighted
with its own ideas, did she then do all the honours of the meal, and help and recommend the minced chicken and scalloped oysters, with an urgency which she knew would be acceptable to the early hours and civil scruples of their guests.
Brandon is just the kind of man," said Willoughby one day, when they were talking of him together, "whom every body speaks well of, and nobody cares about; whom all are delighted
to see, and nobody remembers to talk to.
went from mouth to mouth; everyone seemed delighted
over them, and the Emperor gave to the impostors the title of Court weavers to the Emperor.
In the evening, the free trappers drew off, and returned to the camp of Fontenelle, highly delighted
with their visit and with their new acquaintances, and promising to return the following day.
Salton was delighted
when Adam's reply arrived and sent a groom hot-foot to his crony, Sir Nathaniel de Salis, to inform him that his grand-nephew was due at Southampton on the twelfth of June.
Allen, I long to introduce them; they will be so delighted
to see you: the tallest is Isabella, my eldest; is not she a fine young woman?
The pretty little creatures would have been a novelty anywhere, so the people were as amazed and delighted
at their appearance as even the Wizard could have desired.
, invigorated, I walked along, forgetting all my cares, feeling as if I had wings to my feet, and could go at least forty miles without fatigue, and experiencing a sense of exhilaration to which I had been an entire stranger since the days of early youth.
They learned all the trails and cow-paths; but nothing delighted
them more than to essay the roughest and most impossible rides, where they were glad to crouch and crawl along the narrowest deer-runs, Bob and Mab struggling and forcing their way along behind.
All who read it were delighted
with the poems, and said that if there was any more such poetry in the Highlands, it should be gathered together and printed before it was lost and forgotten for ever.
You may be sure the royal children of Ev and their Queen mother were delighted
at seeing again their beloved country; and when the towers of the palace of Ev came into view they could not forbear cheering at the sight.
And thereafter she never came to the bed of wise Zeus for a full year, not to sit in her carved chair as aforetime to plan wise counsel for him, but stayed in her temples where many pray, and delighted
in her offerings, large-eyed queenly Hera.
I am delighted
, he replied, to hear you say so, and shall begin by speaking, as I proposed, of the nature and origin of justice.
His mother, evidently, was quite delighted
with his dutiful attentions and newly-acquired domestic habits.
If this part of his character pleased Mr Allworthy, it delighted