The change, though it was made without noise, drew back the film from the placid look at the white ceiling, and he looked most affectionately at me.
The placid look at the white ceiling came back, and passed away, and his head dropped quietly on his breast.
'And there's certainly a very great deal of truth in what you observe too, Sir,' said the placid
It would have been no violent fancy to have imagined, that the spirit fluttered about the placid lips of the old woodsman, reluctant to depart from a shell, that had so long given it an honest and an honourable shelter.
The old man was reaping the rewards of a life remarkable for temperance and activity, in a tranquil and placid death.
But the Raven, sitting lonely on that placid
bust, spoke only That one word, as if its soul in that one word he did outpour Nothing farther then he uttered; not a feather then he fluttered-- Till I scarcely more than muttered: "Other friends have flown before-- On the morrow he will leave me, as my Hopes have flown before." Then the bird said "Nevermore."
General Bagovut, a fighting old soldier of placid
temperament, being also upset by all the delay, confusion, and cross-purposes, fell into a rage to everybody's surprise and quite contrary to his usual character and said disagreeable things to Toll.
Rosamond turned her neck and patted her hair, looking the image of placid
Altogether Dolly fancied she was not in a placid
state of mind, but in that worried mood, which Dolly knew well with herself, and which does not come without cause, and for the most part covers dissatisfaction with self.
The snowy fisse crape cap, made after the strait Quaker pattern,--the plain white muslin handkerchief, lying in placid
folds across her bosom,--the drab shawl and dress,--showed at once the community to which she belonged.
(though not by any means an old man) and black eyebrows, who was looking over some papers tied together with red tape; the other, of a lady, with a very placid and sweet expression of face, who was looking at me.
On her face, I saw immediately the placid and sweet expression of the lady whose picture had looked at me downstairs.
Instantly my brain cleared and there swept back across the threshold of my memory the vivid picture of the horrors of that ghostly Arizona cave; again, as on that far-gone night, my muscles refused to respond to my will and again, as though even here upon the banks of the placid Hudson, I could hear the awful moans and rustling of the fearsome thing which had lurked and threatened me from the dark recesses of the cave, I made the same mighty and superhuman effort to break the bonds of the strange anaesthesia which held me, and again came the sharp click as of the sudden parting of a taut wire, and I stood naked and free beside the staring, lifeless thing that had so recently pulsed with the warm, red life-blood of John Carter.
To my left the sea extended as far as the eye could reach, before me only a vague, dim line indicated its further shore, while at my right a mighty river, broad, placid, and majestic, flowed between scarlet banks to empty into the quiet sea before me.
The Abbot, from his point of vantage, looked down on the two long lines of faces, placid
and sun-browned for the most part, with the large bovine eyes and unlined features which told of their easy, unchanging existence.