He used to thrust his head softly out of the arbor to see them the better; all the while, too, motioning Phoebe to be quiet, and snatching glimpses of the smile upon her face, so as to heap his enjoyment
up the higher with her sympathy.
I was ashamed (even now, perhaps, I am ashamed): I got to the point of feeling a sort of secret abnormal, despicable enjoyment
in returning home to my corner on some disgusting Petersburg night, acutely conscious that that day I had committed a loathsome action again, that what was done could never be undone, and secretly, inwardly gnawing, gnawing at myself for it, tearing and consuming myself till at last the bitterness turned into a sort of shameful accursed sweetness, and at last--into positive real enjoyment
In his general state, Ilbrahim would derive enjoyment
from the most trifling events, and from every object about him; he seemed to discover rich treasures of happiness, by a faculty analogous to that of the witch hazel, which points to hidden gold where all is barren to the eye.
Rann's prominent calf and ribbed worsted stockings from a more sensuous point of view, plunged and growled over them in great enjoyment
In a primitive state of society, the enjoyments
of life, though few and simple, are spread over a great extent, and are unalloyed; but Civilization, for every advantage she imparts, holds a hundred evils in reserve;--the heart-burnings, the jealousies, the social rivalries, the family dissentions, and the thousand self-inflicted discomforts of refined life, which make up in units the swelling aggregate of human misery, are unknown among these unsophisticated people.
Grant would enliven us, and make our evenings pass away with more enjoyment
even to my father.
have greater zest than these, snatched in the very midst of difficulty and danger; and it is probable the poor wayworn and weather- beaten travellers relished these creature comforts the more highly from the surrounding desolation, and the dangerous proximity of the Crows.
This going to hunt up her shiftless husband at the inn was one of Mrs Durbeyfield's still extant enjoyments
in the muck and muddle of rearing children.
She was fond of all boy's plays, and greatly preferred cricket not merely to dolls, but to the more heroic enjoyments
of infancy, nursing a dormouse, feeding a canary-bird, or watering a rose-bush.
Not men whose own lives are unchristian, nay, scandalous--not men who themselves use low instruments to carry out their ends--whose profession is a tissue of chicanery-- who have been spending their income on their own sensual enjoyments
, while I have been devoting mine to advance the best objects with regard to this life and the next.
Murray was a handsome, dashing lady of forty, who certainly required neither rouge nor padding to add to her charms; and whose chief enjoyments
were, or seemed to be, in giving or frequenting parties, and in dressing at the very top of the fashion.
Now, the design of your creation is--not that you should swill, and guzzle, and associate your enjoyments
, brutally, with food; Toby thought remorsefully of the tripe; 'but that you should feel the Dignity of Labour.
He was forever busy, and the only check to his enjoyments
was my sorrowful and dejected mind.
Lady Middleton piqued herself upon the elegance of her table, and of all her domestic arrangements; and from this kind of vanity was her greatest enjoyment
in any of their parties.
That quiet mutual gaze of a trusting husband and wife is like the first moment of rest or refuge from a great weariness or a great danger--not to be interfered with by speech or action which would distract the sensations from the fresh enjoyment