We come to it freshly, in the dewy youth of the day, and when our spiritual and sensual elements are in better accord than at a later period; so that the material delights
of the morning meal are capable of being fully enjoyed, without any very grievous reproaches, whether gastric or conscientious, for yielding even a trifle overmuch to the animal department of our nature.
In the Custom-House, as before in the Old Manse, I had spent three years -- a term long enough to rest a weary brain: long enough to break off old intellectual habits, and make room for new ones: long enough, and too long, to have lived in an unnatural state, doing what was really of no advantage nor delight
to any human being, and withholding myself from toil that would, at least, have stilled an unquiet impulse in me.
From the moment Ichabod laid his eyes upon these regions of delight
, the peace of his mind was at an end, and his only study was how to gain the affections of the peerless daughter of Van Tassel.
Encouraged by this to a further examination of his opinions, she proceeded to question him on the subject of books; her favourite authors were brought forward and dwelt upon with so rapturous a delight
, that any young man of five and twenty must have been insensible indeed, not to become an immediate convert to the excellence of such works, however disregarded before.
Good luck to every sergeant, then, that lets us pick our road; Bad luck to all the driver-men that cannot pack a load: For we can wriggle and climb, my lads, and turn up everywhere, Oh, it's our delight
on a mountain height, with a leg or two to spare!
With this nation of artists in emotion, the taste of the tea is a thing of lesser importance; it is the aroma which remains and delights
The sweet girls praised handkerchief after handkerchief, until I was laid before them, when their pleasure extracted exclamations of delight
Some years later, the second mate, the recipient of that almost involuntary mutter, could have told his captain that a man brought up in big ships may yet take a peculiar delight
in what we should both then have called a small craft.
Verses which affect us to-day with a vivid delight
, and which delight
, in many instances, may be traced to the one source, quaintness, must have worn in the days of their construction, a very commonplace air.
The heart of the old man, which had been empty for so long, found a new delight
STUDIES serve for delight
, for ornament, and for ability.
These powers received due admiration from Catherine, to whom they were entirely new; and the respect which they naturally inspired might have been too great for familiarity, had not the easy gaiety of Miss Thorpe's manners, and her frequent expressions of delight
on this acquaintance with her, softened down every feeling of awe, and left nothing but tender affection.
The village elder, a peasant delegate, and the village clerk, who were waiting in the passage, heard with fear and delight
first the young count's voice roaring and snapping and rising louder and louder, and then words of abuse, dreadful words, ejaculated one after the other.
The beast struck Jim full on his shoulder and sent the astonished cab-horse rolling over and over, amid shouts of delight
from the spectators, who had been horrified by the ungracious act he had been guilty of.
But however interesting such a scene might be, I could not wait to witness it, for the sun and the sea so dazzled my eyes in that direction, that I could but afford one glance; and then I turned again to delight
myself with the sight and the sound of the sea, dashing against my promontory--with no prodigious force, for the swell was broken by the tangled sea-weed and the unseen rocks beneath; otherwise I should soon have been deluged with spray.