These colors had now assumed, and were momentarily assuming, a startling and most intense brilliancy, that gave to the spectral and fiendish portraitures an aspect
that might have thrilled even firmer nerves than my own.
And thus Van Baerle was to have the most admirably fitted aspect
, and, besides, a large, airy, and well ventilated chamber where to preserve his bulbs and seedlings; while he, Boxtel, had been obliged to give up for this purpose his bedroom, and, lest his sleeping in the same apartment might injure his bulbs and seedlings, had taken up his abode in a miserable garret.
In the strictest theory there should be an essential connection between them; for instance, they may illustrate different and perhaps contrasting aspects
of the general theme.
The" table is to be neutral as between different observers: it does not favour the aspect
seen by one man at the expense of that seen by another.
A characteristic sound, however,--neither a cough nor a hem, but a kind of rumbling and reverberating spasm in somebody's capacious depth of chest; --impelled her to hurry forward, with that aspect
of fierce faint-heartedness so common to women in cases of perilous emergency.
From this aspect
of the government it appears to be of a mixed character, presenting at least as many FEDERAL as NATIONAL features.
Being of a sociable aspect
, I ventured to address him with a remark calculated to draw forth his historical reminiscences, if any such were in his mind; and it gratified me to discover, that, between memory and tradition, the old gentleman was really possessed of some very pleasant gossip about the Province House.
But as the rain came down in a flood, the little fellow was hopelessly a prisoner, and now stood with sullen aspect
at a window, wondering whether the sun itself were not extinguished by so much moisture in the sky.
The face is an object of curiosity for years or centuries, and by and by a boy is born whose features gradually assume the aspect
of that portrait.
He is the man who watches the growth of the cable - a sailor's phrase which has all the force, precision, and imagery of technical language that, created by simple men with keen eyes for the real aspect
of the things they see in their trade, achieves the just expression seizing upon the essential, which is the ambition of the artist in words.
It had a strangely self-satisfied aspect
, and seemed to say, "Come look at me
Phases of her childhood lurked in her aspect
I had tried to sketch an aspect
of life that I had seen and known, and that was very well indeed, and I had wrought patiently and carefully in the art of the poor little affair.
But then the only aspect
which attracted me was the distant hills in which I hoped to find sanctuary, and so I hastened on, trampling the myriad beauties beneath my hurrying feet.
To the eyes of his matter-of-fact companions, the aspect
of these coasts recalled rather the parceled-out land of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and where the Frenchman discovered traces of the heroes of fable, these Americans were marking the most favorable points for the establishment of stores in the interests of lunar commerce and industry.