Like many other simple-hearted souls, it was her pet vanity to believe she was endowed with a talent for dark and mysterious diplomacy, and she loved to con- template her most transparent devices as marvels
of low cunning.
of a day he had walked so far that when he returned the moon was high and full and all the world was purple shadow and silver.
There is a furnished little set of chambers to be let in the Adelphi, Trot, which ought to suit you to a marvel
Theories are for the poor- devil outcast,--for him who stands outside the confectioner's shop of life without a penny in his pocket, while the radiant purchasers pass in and out through the doors,--for him who watches with wistful eyes this and that sugared marvel
taken out of the window by mysterious hands, to bless some happy customer inside.
, worthy Cedric,'' said the Abbot, as their discourse proceeded, ``that, great as your predilection is for your own manly language, you do not receive the Norman-French into your favour, so far at least as the mystery of wood-craft and hunting is concerned.
You had leaned over the still pool of some Greek woodland and seen in the water's silent silver the marvel
of your own face.
Nothing that science can say will ever decrease the marvel
of a long-distance conversation, and there may come in the future an Interpreter who will put it before our eyes in the form of a moving-picture.
What I marvel
at is, that I know it to be as sure as that it is now day, that Durandarte ended his life in my arms, and that, after his death, I took out his heart with my own hands; and indeed it must have weighed more than two pounds, for, according to naturalists, he who has a large heart is more largely endowed with valour than he who has a small one.
The last marvel
is always the most astonishing; and, if we continue this progression, I do not know how it will end.
When these things are remembered no one will marvel
at the ease with which Alexander held the Empire of Asia, or at the difficulties which others have had to keep an acquisition, such as Pyrrhus and many more; this is not occasioned by the little or abundance of ability in the conqueror, but by the want of uniformity in the subject state.
If it be as thou sayest," replied Goodman Brown, "I marvel
they never spoke of these matters; or, verily, I marvel
not, seeing that the least rumor of the sort would have driven them from New England.
Well, I have seen your marvel
, Dominic," she continued in a calm voice.