It is a quiet noon-scene among the isles of the Pacific; a French whaler anchored, inshore, in a calm, and lazily taking water on board; the loosened sails of the ship, and the long leaves of the palms in the background, both drooping
together in the breezeless air.
She was walking restlessly to and fro, with her head drooping
on her bosom and her hair hanging disordered over her shoulders.
heads and tremulous tails, they mashed their way through the thick mud, floundering and stumbling between whiles, as if they were falling to pieces at the larger joints.
To see the dingy cloud come drooping
down, obscuring everything, one might have thought that Nature lived hard by, and was brewing on a large scale.
The carrier had a way of keeping his head down, like his horse, and of drooping
sleepily forward as he drove, with one of his arms on each of his knees.
who now beholds Cherube and Seraph rowling in the Flood With scatter'd Arms and Ensigns, till anon His swift pursuers from Heav'n Gates discern Th' advantage, and descending tread us down Thus drooping
, or with linked Thunderbolts Transfix us to the bottom of this Gulfe.
Rowena had no sooner beheld him than she uttered a faint shriek; but at once summoning up the energy of her disposition, and compelling herself, as it were, to proceed, while her frame yet trembled with the violence of sudden emotion, she placed upon the drooping
head of the victor the splendid chaplet which was the destined reward of the day, and pronounced, in a clear and distinct tone, these words: ``I bestow on thee this chaplet, Sir Knight, as the meed of valour assigned to this day's victor:'' Here she paused a moment, and then firmly added,
Erskine sat on a sofa with his head drooping
, and his palms joined and hanging downward between his knees.
They gather lilies down the stream, A net of willows drooping
low Hides boat from boat; and to and fro Sweet whispered confidences seem
DOWN among the grass and fragrant clover lay little Eva by the brook-side, watching the bright waves, as they went singing by under the drooping
flowers that grew on its banks.
The splendid long drooping
tail-feathers of the tropical bird, thickly interspersed with the gaudy plumage of the cock, were disposed in an immense upright semicircle upon his head, their lower extremities being fixed in a crescent of guinea-heads which spanned the forehead.
Without further talk, and always with the same best intentions, this highly benevolent and common-sensible individual led the little white damsel--drooping
, more and more out of the frosty air, and into his comfortable parlor.
They moved on hand in hand, and never spoke a word, the drooping
of their heads being that of Giotto's "Two Apostles".
Then he beat a retreat, with drooping
head, but the last in the field, like a general who has fought well.
Her beautiful eyes glanced askance at her husband's face, and her own assumed the timid, deprecating expression of a dog when it rapidly but feebly wags its drooping