Nancy seldom accompanied him; for the women of her generation--unless, like Priscilla, they took to outdoor
management--were not given to much walking beyond their own house and garden, finding sufficient exercise in domestic duties.
But those of the other sex were the most interesting of this company of binders, by reason of the charm which is acquired by woman when she becomes part and parcel of outdoor
nature, and is not merely an object set down therein as at ordinary times.
Pushing the portal aside, I found myself upon the threshold of a small chamber, the walls of which were lined with hooks from which depended suits of the complete outdoor
apparel of the yellow men.
When they came in to tea, having taken off their outdoor
things and tidied themselves up after their journey, Marya Dmitrievna kissed them all in due order.
In a second Katharine was back again dressed in outdoor
things, still holding her bread and butter in her bare hand.
She was glowing from her morning toilet as only healthful youth can glow: there was gem-like brightness on her coiled hair and in her hazel eyes; there was warm red life in her lips; her throat had a breathing whiteness above the differing white of the fur which itself seemed to wind about her neck and cling down her blue-gray pelisse with a tenderness gathered from her own, a sentient commingled innocence which kept its loveliness against the crystalline purity of the outdoor
Now, Miss Grey,' exclaimed Miss Murray, immediately I entered the schoolroom, after having taken off my outdoor
garments, upon returning from my four weeks' recreation, 'Now--shut the door, and sit down, and I'll tell you all about the ball.
Bronzed and hardy from his outdoor
life; of few words, for there was none that he might talk with save the taciturn old man; hating the English, for that he was taught as thoroughly as swordsmanship; speaking French fluently and English poorly--and waiting impatiently for the day when the old man should send him out into the world with clanking armor and lance and shield to do battle with the knights of England.
An observer, accustomed to classify men, might have put him down as a canon of the church with a taste for lay costume and a country life, or as the master of a large public school, who joined his scholars in their outdoor
His face, however, was tanned of a dull yellow tint, with a leathery, poreless look, which spoke of rough outdoor
doings, and the little pointed beard which he wore, in deference to the prevailing fashion, was streaked and shot with gray.
The Robin Hood ballads are full of humor; they are full, too, of English outdoor
life, of hunting and fighting.
Anne had her good day in the companionship of the outdoor
In fact he was always vigorous and normal, as well as sensitive; he was always devoted to outdoor
life; and his very attractive letters, from which his nature can best be judged, are not only overflowing with unpretentious and cordial human feeling but testify that he was not really unaware of specific social and moral issues.
Part of the income of nine thousand francs brought in by the mill and the rest of my property will be devoted to giving outdoor
relief in hard winters to those who really stand in need of it.
I protest that to me it is a beautiful life, full of wholesome outdoor
work, and with no room for those listless moments of depression and boredom, and of wondering what you will do next, that leave wrinkles round a pretty woman's eyes, and are not unknown even to the most brilliant.