Thereat the Sweetness
of the Strength of the Oak smiled upon me and said,--
Our heroine obeyed with great sweetness
, and without having been able to take leave of her lover she set off to go to Locrinos as to certain death.
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
Her carriage was that of a queen or a goddess; her eyes, which cast the brilliancy of emeralds, were perfectly beautiful, and yet were at the same time full of sweetness
I believe in so doing, as well as in the sweetness
of your angelic heart.
, bitterness, sourness, are examples of this sort of quality, together with all that is akin to these; heat, moreover, and cold, whiteness, and blackness are affective qualities.
I am exceedingly gratified," said Bingley, "by your converting what my friend says into a compliment on the sweetness
of my temper.
But, in the present instance, there was nothing to be discerned in the countenance or manner of Charlotte that indicated any thing more than the sweetness
of her nature and the polish of her breeding.
Sophia (who though naturally all winning sweetness
could when occasions demanded it call forth the Dignity of her sex) instantly put on a most forbidding look, and darting an angry frown on the undaunted culprit, demanded in a haughty tone of voice "Wherefore her retirement was thus insolently broken in on?
The gentleness, modesty, and sweetness
of her character were warmly expatiated on; that sweetness
which makes so essential a part of every woman's worth in the judgment of man, that though he sometimes loves where it is not, he can never believe it absent.
The harmonized sweetness
and daring of her face was made pathetic by her downcast eyes.
Her complexion is delicate, but neither so fair nor so blooming as Lady Susan's, and she has quite the Vernon cast of countenance, the oval face and mild dark eyes, and there is peculiar sweetness
in her look when she speaks either to her uncle or me, for as we behave kindly to her we have of course engaged her gratitude.
And for fine devices, of arching water without spilling, and making it rise in several forms (of feathers, drinking glasses, canopies, and the like), they be pretty things to look on, but nothing to health and sweetness
It was one of those spring days which possesses so much sweetness
and beauty, that all Paris turns out into the squares and promenades and celebrates them as though they were Sundays.
Henry Sweet, then a young man, lacked their sweetness
of character: he was about as conciliatory to conventional mortals as Ibsen or Samuel Butler.