All we can do now, sir," said Dr Wilson, "is little more than to let nature takeher course.
She turned away, and, for the first time, her emotion mastered her.
There was mischief in her glance, seduction in her dimples, and the rose's tint upon her cheeks.
She shook her head, said her young mistress was very much obliged, and would be glad if I would call and see her brother to-morrow, when she hoped he would be better.
I followed her into the little drawing-room, and there, very calm and very pale, sat Mary Russell.
With a forced smile, and in a tone of reproach and irony, she greeted her former lover.
To her credit be it said, Delia did not yield without some reluctance to the Grand Duke's arguments, which Balthasar backed with all his eloquence; but she ended by agreeing to the interview with Prince Maximilian.
Look up, Genifrede," said her father, laying his hand upon her head.
The door from the corridor presently opened and closed again, before she could throw back the shawl from her face.
She presently sent in, with the tray of fruit, a basket of flowers, which Euphrosyne occupied herself in dressing, exactly as she did at home, humming the while the airs her grandfather heard her sing every day.
She told her grief, as she prepared to spring down.
Aimee was wont to sigh when she heard her father's horse ordered; for she know that Vincent was going too; and she now rejoiced to see her father at the billiard-table; for it told her that Vincent was her own for the evening.
The mother who was sitting at work under the tamarind-tree called her children down from its topmost branches to do honour to the travellers.
Not so Aimee; her pencil had been busy all the while, but there was no Naiad on her page.
She was too much terrified to leave the piazza alone; though her father gently asked when she, his eldest daughter, and almost a woman, would leave off being scared on all occasions like a child.
Her sleep or stupor came upon her suddenly: but she kept a strong grasp upon the bosom of her dress.
Her girlishness was gone, except its grace; her sensitiveness was gone, and (as those might think who did not watch the changes of her eye) much of her animation.
In 1816, Henry Hoyle, who was a Lancashire man, married her for her fortune, which he soon found belonged to the children by strict law.
The set had been inherited by old Mrs. Ten Eyck Schuyler from her great-grand-mother, a Visscher.
There followed a furious family quarrel between the Schuyler and Hoyle heirs, in which the old lady took the side of the former, and in fact suedher Hoyle sons to right the injury.
The queen, by the artful and exquisitely acted insinuations and questions of Hamlet, is almost made to confess her guilt, of which her suicide is a proof; and Hamlet ascends the throne of his father.
Catalina's singing is infinitely preferable to any other which I have heard in Paris, and, if I may judge from the manner in which the theatre was filled, her talents are duly estimated by the French.
The lady who played the queen is an excellent performer: I believeher name is Duchesnois.
The house is not large, but newly and tastily decorated, and I dare say she is making money there; although her income, as proprietor of the theatre, is less sure than when in London she was performing at an enormous salary.
The vocal part of the performance is, however, much inferior to that in London, as Madame Catalani now sings at the Theatre des Italiens, of which her husband has lately become the proprietor.
She was living at the same hotel where I chanced to be, and I had frequent opportunities of listening to her as she was practising her lesson for the evening.
How Poesie shoulde not be employed vpon vaine conceits, nor specially those that bee vicious or infamous.
But most certainly all things that moue a man to laughter, as doe these scurrilities & other ridiculous behauiours, it is for some vndecencie that is found in them: which maketh it decent for euery man to laugh at them.
So as if we should intreate our maker to play also the Orator, and whether it be to pleade, or to praise, or to aduise, that in all three cases he may vtter, and also perswade both copiously and vehemently.
Ye haue another sort of repetition when in one verse or clause of a verse, ye iterate one word without any intermission, as thus: It was Maryne, Maryne that wrought mine woe.
This figure serues for amplification, and also for ornament, and to enforce perswasion mightely.
And if I did each starre, That is in heauen aboue.
Lamenting is altogether contrary to reioising, euery man saith so, and yet is it a peece of ioy to be able to lament with ease, and freely to poure forth a mans inward sorrowes and the greefs wherewith his minde is surcharged.
So as next vnto the things historicall such doctrines and arts as the common wealth fared the better by, were esteemed and allowed.
Upon her decks were Englishmen dressed in the height of fashion, talking loudly of the superior intellect of the southern chivalry.
The boat left her moorings at 8 o’clock, and when we awoke we found ourselves alongside the dock at Jersey City.
Finnegan (the rebel commander), to present her compliments with the request that fish-balls would be more acceptable next time.
As we left the town an old lady appeared on the veranda of her house wringing her hands and sobbing as if her heart would break, doubtless sad at our departure.
Not only her love affairs buther appetite will call forth the ready sympathy of her mistress.
Upon Uruguay it has worked with an especial degree of hardship, since even before the days of her independence it was upon her suffering soil that the too frequent differences between Spaniard and Portuguese were fought out.
The latter first of all imprisoned the fugitive--probably more from force of habit than from any other reason, since Francia was accustomed to fill his dungeons as lightly as a fishwife her basket with herrings.
In order to effect this latter move it was necessary to obtain Argentina's consent to cross her province of Corrientes.
Thus her progress--steady and all but continuous in spite of the civil wars and revolutions that have torn her--has been achieved all but unnoticed and entirely unapplauded.
In 1527 Spain, fearing the possibilities of Portuguese influence, turned herattention once more to the great river system of the South.
In the past her deposits of the kind have lain comparatively undisturbed, owing to similar reasons that have hampered the industry in Peru and Bolivia--want of transport facilities.
With grey hull, white upper-works about her rows of decks, and twin black funnels to cap the whole, she is one of the proud fleet of steamers that ply throughout the entire system of the great rivers.
It has become shallow in parts, too, and the nose of the steamer often gives a tentative turn to the right or left as she cautiously feels her way.
The other was for her death, if he would not take her to his arms again.
She felt the fulness of a great thought suffusing her face.
Could her father approve of any harm happening to Tom?
As Jen Galbraith stood in the doorway looking abstractedly at the beacon, her fingers smoothing her snowy apron the while, she was thinking thus to herself: "Perhaps father is right.
Yet she remembered too that her father had appeared the more anxious of the two about the Sergeant's sleep.
In her life now it sprang full-statured in action; love of him, care of him; his honour her honour; his life her life.
Lady Nithisdale was saving her husband's life by that stratagem.
The room had seen wilder feasts than any that Lady Kilrush was likely to give there, when her late husband was in his pride of youth and folly, the boldest rake-hell in London.
He was on his knees, and his arms were about her, drawing her averted face towards his own with a wild violence, till her brow touched his, and his lips were pressed against herburning cheek.
You know Sally Dormer, the poor woman that's in a consumption, and that you and her ladyship are concerned about?
She devoted a good deal of her leisure to visiting the cottagers on her own estate, and ministered to every case of distress that came within her knowledge, whether on her own soil or an absentee neighbour's.
She walked with her father in the evening streets sometimes, when his empty pockets and his score at the Red Lion forbade the pleasures of "The Portico.
He put his arm round her in the coach presently, and she sank weeping upon his breast.
She reads and loves that arch mocker still, cherishes a writer who would laugh away her hope of heaven, her belief in the Physician of souls.
I am keeping her till I can place her in some household where she will be safe herself, and a well-spring of refreshing grace for those with whom she lives.
There came a knock at the door, and this time Patty knew it was her old General.
He told her all that was worth telling of the world in which he lived and had lived.
He grasped her hands in both his own, looking into her eyes with a wild intensity that touched the boundary line of madness; but she did not shrink from him.
There was a good breeze blowing, and the Pinta was the fastest sailer of the fleet, so that it was not long ere she was showing the other vessels her stern.
Diego then ran over to his cousin and exclaimed: “They have seen the signs on the Santa Maria, and are pushing her to take the lead.
There he searched the horizon, and to his joy saw the Pinta still making her way to the rocky headland, her full spread of sail giving her the appearance of a monstrous bird.
The rudder worked so badly that the vessel would not head as she was put, and in consequence shipped so much water that all hands were kept busy bailing her and pumping too.
Here is the Pinta, which shall be loaded to the last line with her precious freight, and we shall come home rejoicing, and you will all despise yourselves for the childish terror which you let conquer you this day.
Diego pointed her out to the Butios, and told them it was on herthat he and Juan had come out of the sky.
Thus it was that the Pinta disregarded all the signals of the admiral and kept her course as well as she could, while the companion vessels were forced to seek shelter on the coast of Cuba.
The Niña, too, had to be repaired; for she was a bad sailer and kept the other two vessels back; so it was determined to change her lateen sails to square ones.
Drags were hurriedly prepared and thrown over, and after a time of doubt and fearful anxiety the little vessel swung around and brought her head up to the wind.
Let go the main sheet and bringher upon the starboard tack.
I'll go to my chamber under the gable, And the moon will lift her light In at my lattice from over the moorland Hollow and still and bright.
But wasn't it a gladsome sight, When roared the deep sea gales, To see them reef her fore and aft A-swinging by their tails!
She glints very bright, And speaks her fair; Then lo, and behold!
Where rests she now her head, Bathed in eve's loveliness'?
EARTH AND AIR TREES Of all the trees in England, Her sweet three corners in, Only the Ash, the bonnie Ash Burns fierce while it is green.
The horny old Gardener's fast asleep; The fat cock Thrush To his nest has gone; And the dew shines bright In the rising Moon; Old Sallie Worm from her hole doth peep: Come!
Fairies there were a-spinning, And a white tree-maid Lifted her eyes, and listened In her rain-sweet glade.
I have followed a lady this night, Followed her far and lone, Fox and adder and weasel know The ways that we have gone.
I think I've made her see the better way--at least induced her to give us a chance to show what we can do.
There was a furious rush of blood to her cheeks; then she swung back into the saddle lightly as a feather and spurred her horse ahead.
One leg was negligently thrown over the other, a slender, shapely arm reached gracefully upward to grasp a spur from another root, a coil of silky black hair, black as tropic night, lay over her gleaming shoulder.
Koyala stood apart from the crowd with her Dyaks and looked on.
A scarlet tide flooded her face, then fled, leaving her cheeks with the pallor of death.
I ordered my men to abandon her and led them in a rush out of the crater and into small shell holes until the storm of fire was past.
A silence came between them, and when the path widened and he was able to ride beside her again, he saw that her eyes were red.
A proper marriage would cause her to forget the brown blood that she hates so bitterly.
Koyala crushed a fern underfoot with a vicious dab of hersandaled toes.
His imperturbability roused her curiosity, his indifference to her beauty piqued her, and, womanlike, she exerted herself to rouse his interest that she might punish him.
It is not her brown blood that she hates, it is her white blood," Van Schouten contradicted.
With deft motion of the other she made an ineffectual effort to cover her nut-brown limbs, cuddled among the ferns and grasses, with the shortened kabaya.
Her sarong, spotlessly white, hung loosely about her wondrous form and was caught with a cluster of rubies above her breasts.
He never gave me a chance to explain that it was "Razzle Dazzle's" own fault, how she had taken things into her own willful control.
She strained her dim eyes towards the singer, and then bent her head, that the one ear yet sensible to sound might avail of every note.
But he snatched ather as he bore past, clasping her right arm with his one whole hand, and the two swung together upon the brink.
She leapt down the room to the door, whirling her long robe closely to her.
From the first, Christian had judged of her speed as admirable, yet with exulting security in his own excelling and enduring whatever her efforts.
One of the women seeing him nodded and smiled, and presently he crept out behind her skirts and passed, hardly noticed, from one to another, till he found opportunity to possess himself of a large handful of feathers.
Even so," answered White Fell herself, and met the advancing hands with her own, and guided them to corroborate her words by touch.
She had drawn her furs more closely to her, disposing them so that, instead of flying loose to her heels, no drapery hung lower thanher knees, and this without a check to her wonderful speed, nor embarrassment by the cumbering of the folds.
If what he saw was really White Fell, he guessed she was bendingher steps towards the open wastes; and there was just a possibility that, by a straight dash, and a desperate perilous leap over a sheer bluff, he might yet meet her or head her.
White Fell had not uncovered her head, only knotted the pendant fur loosely behind her neck.
But of White Fell's wiles he had infinite apprehension, for how might she not avail herself of the savage jaws of these wolves, akin as they were to half her nature.
He leapt with a rush, passed herbeforeher laugh had time to go out, and turned short, barring the way, and braced to withstand her.
It is forbidden me now to tell her name, and anyhow her name doesn't in the least matter, but she was a big ship with a famous skipper, and in peacetimes her sailing would have made some small stir.
With rare sagacity our driver threw her wide open and darted into the fog, to take temporary shelter behind a huge supply wagon, which vehicle we followed for a while after the fashion of a new-foaled colt trailing its dam.
The next day I had a new chambermaid; this one had tendered her resignation.
Colonel Conger then required herto lead the way upstairs, telling her at the same time that if his men were fired on he would burn the building and carry its inmates to Washington as prisoners.
And why does he refer to his priestly vows as his excuse for this conduct, when he knows full well that having gained Mrs. Surratt's consent to make her confession public as an entirety, these vows imposed upon him no such restrictions?
On the Tuesday previous to the assassination, Mrs. Surratt requested Wiechmann to drive her down to Surrattsville, saying that she wanted to see a Mr. Nothey who owed her some money.
Her real business was with Lloyd, and she was not ready to return until after she had an interview with him, and delivered her message from Booth, and the field-glass which he had given her.
She was very anxious to be at home at nine o'clock, saying that she had made an appointment with some gentleman who was to meet her at that hour.
On Good Friday I drove her into the country, ignorant of her purpose and intentions.
Mr. Nothey lived five miles below Surrattsville, and as she claimed that she had just received Mr. Calvert's letter it was impossible that she could have made any arrangement with Nothey to meet herat Surrattsville that day.
He was an entire stranger, but knew enough, not only about John but also about his mother, to make her the alternative in the absence of her son.
He means that we shall understand that were he at liberty to give her last confession to the world he could say that she then and there asserted her entire innocence.
The arrangement was made whilst he was in Canada for him to meet her in New York and accompany her to Richmond, which he did, passing through Washington.
Knowing that not one in a thousand of our people has ever read the testimony on which she was convicted, he feels that he can boldly assert that "there was not evidence enough against her to hang a cat.