"It must have been the fault, of the moonlight
, you know, Sister Janet, has an intoxicating quality.
Meanwhile too I had made the acquaintance of the charming lady Obstacle,--as it proved so unfair to call her,--and by some process of natural magnetism we had immediately won each other's hearts, so that on the moonlight
night on which I took the river path with my brown-paper parcel there was no misgiving in my heart,--nothing but harping and singing, and blessings on the river that seemed all silver with the backs of magic trout.
Lovers' Lane was a veritable path in a fairyland that night -- a shimmering, mysterious place, full of wizardry in the white-woven enchantment of moonlight
. There had been a time when such a walk with Gilbert through Lovers' Lane would have been far too dangerous.
Quite a new, sweet face with black eyebrows and mustaches peeped up at him from her sable furs- so close and yet so distant- in the moonlight
At two in the morning we swept through the Straits of Messina, and so bright was the moonlight
that Italy on the one hand and Sicily on the other seemed almost as distinctly visible as though we looked at them from the middle of a street we were traversing.
The entire column had passed out of sight: the straight white road lay bare and desolate in the moonlight
, and the sentiment in man's heart responsive to it, are the greatest of renovators and reformers.
The windows were curtainless, and the yellow moonlight
, flooding in through the diamond panes, enabled one to see even colours, whilst it softened the wealth of dust which lay over all and disguised in some measure the ravages of time and moth.
"In that more peaceful state, I have imagined her, in the moonlight
, coming to me and taking me out to show me that the home of her married life was full of her loving remembrance of her lost father.
John Jasper, on his way home through the Close, is brought to a stand-still by the spectacle of Stony Durdles, dinner-bundle and all, leaning his back against the iron railing of the burial-ground enclosing it from the old cloister-arches; and a hideous small boy in rags flinging stones at him as a well-defined mark in the moonlight
. Sometimes the stones hit him, and sometimes they miss him, but Durdles seems indifferent to either fortune.
He gurgled wordlessly, and Claire went on, her low, sad voice mingling with the moonlight
in a manner that caused thrills to run up and down his spine.
And on the bay the moonlight
lay, And the shadow of the moon.
All the faces were covered, but under their white cloths the features of the two bodies that lay in the square patch of moonlight
near the window showed in sharp profile as to nose and chin.
It was while gliding through these latter waters that one serene and moonlight
night, when all the waves rolled by like scrolls of silver; and, by their soft, suffusing seethings, made what seemed a silvery silence, not a solitude: on such a silent night a silvery jet was seen far in advance of the white bubbles at the bow.
Promptly afterwards, fresh sounds of astonishment arose; the window of the captain's room was thrown open with a slam and a jingle of broken glass, and a man leaned out into the moonlight
, head and shoulders, and addressed the blind beggar on the road below him.