Its garments, too, glistened
so much the brighter with an illusory magnificence.
As it bulged up and caught the light, it glistened
like wet leather.
Others polished the blade until all the rust was removed and it glistened
like burnished silver.
The earth in the kitchen garden looked wet and black and glistened
like poppy seed and at a short distance merged into the dull, moist veil of mist.
I would paint her the life and joy of the fire-side circle and the lively summer group; I would follow her through the sultry fields at noon, and hear the low tones of her sweet voice in the moonlit evening walk; I would watch her in all her goodness and charity abroad, and the smiling untiring discharge of domestic duties at home; I would paint her and her dead sister's child happy in their love for one another, and passing whole hours together in picturing the friends whom they had so sadly lost; I would summon before me, once again, those joyous little faces that clustered round her knee, and listen to their merry prattle; I would recall the tones of that clear laugh, and conjure up the sympathising tear that glistened
in the soft blue eye.