It came into my mind when I began to chew it that perhaps it might be that venomous herb against which no antidote had yet been found, but persuading myself afterwards that my fears were merely chimerical, I continued to chew it, till a man accidentally meeting me, and seeing me with a handful of it, cried out to me that I was poisoned; I had happily
not swallowed any of it, and throwing out what I had in my mouth, I returned God thanks for this instance of his protection.
Providence appears to me to have no share in this affair; and happily
so, for instead of the invisible, impalpable agent of celestial rewards and punishments, I shall find one both palpable and visible, on whom I shall revenge myself, I assure you, for all I have suffered during the last month.
, her real wants were few; though her appetite was capricious, and her temper querulous.
There they found their child, now grown up to be comely and fair; and after all their troubles they lived happily
together to the end of their days.
But the rest of the day she spent quite happily
on her sofa, reading one novel after another or chatting with the landlady; she had an inexhaustible interest in gossip, and told Philip with abundant detail the history of the landlady, of the lodgers on the drawing-room floor, and of the people who lived in the next house on either side.
Leave him alone," said Mary Hendrikhovna, smiling timidly and happily
I should have made very short work of any one who had impugned the authenticity of the poems, but happily
there was no one who held the contrary opinion in that village, so far as I knew, or who cared for Ossian, or had even heard of him.
So Brus took the gold zecchins and De Vac the key, and the little prince played happily
among the flowers of his royal father's garden, and all were satisfied; which was as it should have been.
If she had been left in ignorance of the manner of her father's death--as Alban had designed to leave her; as she would have been left, but for the treachery of Francine--how happily
free she would have been from thoughts which it was now a terror to her to recall.
And as, happily
, the actors have tried to perform it in the simple fashion in which it must have been done long ago, we can get from it a very good idea of the plays which pleased our forefathers.
Of all this mass of epic poetry only the scantiest fragments survive; but happily
Photius has preserved to us an abridgment of the synopsis made of each poem of the "Trojan Cycle" by Proclus, i.
What pleased her best of all was to see him romping and racing with Sancho, while I walked by her side - not, I fear, for love of my company (though I sometimes deluded myself with that idea), so much as for the delight she took in seeing her son thus happily
engaged in the enjoyment of those active sports so invigorating to his tender frame, yet so seldom exercised for want of playmates suited to his years: and, perhaps, her pleasure was sweetened not a little by the fact of my being with her instead of with him, and therefore incapable of doing him any injury directly or indirectly, designedly or otherwise, small thanks to her for that same.
Rubbing his hands together happily
, he mumbled half to himself:
In reality, I apprehend every amorous widow on the stage would run the hazard of being condemned as a servile imitation of Dido, but that happily
very few of our play-house critics understand enough of Latin to read Virgil.
Pollyanna still looked incredulous, and with another long breath Nancy happily
settled herself to tell the story.