Jo lounged in her favorite low seat, with the grave quiet look which best became her, and Laurie, leaning on the back of her chair, his chin on a level with her curly head, smiled with his friendliest aspect
, and nodded at her in the long glass which reflected them both.
Our affairs began to wear a new aspect
, and the enemy, not daring to venture on open war, practised secret mischief at times.
On every side the seven gables pointed sharply towards the sky, and presented the aspect
of a whole sisterhood of edifices, breathing through the spiracles of one great chimney.
Indeed, so far as its physical aspect
is concerned, with its flat, unvaried surface, covered chiefly with wooden houses, few or none of which pretend to architectural beauty -- its irregularity, which is neither picturesque nor quaint, but only tame -- its long and lazy street, lounging wearisomely through the whole extent of be peninsula, with Gallows Hill and New Guinea at one end, and a view of the alms-house at the other -- such being the features of my native town, it would be quite as reasonable to form a sentimental attachment to a disarranged checker-board.
From this aspect
of the government it appears to be of a mixed character, presenting at least as many FEDERAL as NATIONAL features.
The officers of the British army, and the loyal gentry of the province, most of whom were collected within the beleaguered town, had been invited to a masked ball; for it was the policy of Sir William Howe to hide the distress and danger of the period, and the desperate aspect
of the siege, under an ostentation of festivity.
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
The grass wore the deep tint of the cypress, and the heads of its blades hung droopingly, and hither and thither among it were many small unsightly hillocks, low and narrow, and not very long, that had the aspect
of graves, but were not; although over and all about them the rue and the rosemary clambered.
VIRTUE is like a rich stone, best plain set; and surely virtue is best, in a body that is comely, though not of delicate features; and that hath rather dignity of presence, than beauty of aspect
Phases of her childhood lurked in her aspect