When a young woman heard the chevalier say at a ball, "You are delightfully
Some reading was done, and much smoking and sewing, though not by the same parties; there were the monsters of the deep to be looked after and wondered at; strange ships had to be scrutinized through opera-glasses, and sage decisions arrived at concerning them; and more than that, everybody took a personal interest in seeing that the flag was run up and politely dipped three times in response to the salutes of those strangers; in the smoking room there were always parties of gentlemen playing euchre, draughts and dominoes, especially dominoes, that delightfully
harmless game; and down on the main deck, "for'rard"-- for'rard of the chicken-coops and the cattle--we had what was called "horse billiards.
But Hayward could still talk delightfully
about books; his taste was exquisite and his discrimination elegant; and he had a constant interest in ideas, which made him an entertaining companion.
Dorchester is a delightfully
peaceful old place, nestling in stillness and silence and drowsiness.
The river and its tiny craft, the little gabled houses of the neighbourhood, with a garden or two dropped in, tell delightfully
in the general effect.
Folks do not smile so delightfully
when they mean mischief.
Daylight appreciated the interviews with them that appeared--interviews delightfully
Without exception, he had found them all different, and delightfully
different, from the hordes of blacks he had been taught to despise and to lord it over.
And, when the whim changes, it is most easy and delightfully
disconcerting to play with the respectable and cowardly bourgeois fetishes and to laugh and epigram at the flitting god-ghosts and the debaucheries and follies of wisdom.
Why, he asked, should a poet not make and mend a story and frame it more delightfully
, merely because austere historians have entered into a bond to truth.
We wandered gaily over the hill, calling to each other with laughter and jest, getting parted and delightfully
lost in that little pathless wilderness, and finding each other unexpectedly in nooks and dips and sunny silences, where the wind purred and gentled and went softly.
So the nightingale came forth and sang so delightfully
that at first no one could say anything ill-humored of her.
It's so delightfully
easy, for instance, to wash yourself here.
He was asking, too, the well-known eccentric enthusiast, Pestsov, a liberal, a great talker, a musician, an historian, and the most delightfully
youthful person of fifty, who would be a sauce or garnish for Koznishev and Karenin.
Her figure was tall, yet not too tall; comely and well-developed, yet not fat; her head set on her shoulders with an easy, pliant firmness; her waist, perfection in the eyes of a man, for it occupied its natural place, it filled out its natural circle, it was visibly and delightfully
undeformed by stays.