But he spoke to re-asure me, And he kissed my pallid brow, While a reverie came o're me, And to the church-yard bore me, And I sighed to him before me, Thinking him dead D'Elormie, "Oh, I am happy
"I am glad there is some one in the world who is quite happy
," muttered a disappointed man as he gazed at the wonderful statue.
my dear, dear Jane, I am so happy
! I am sure I shan't get a wink of sleep all night.
But it was a happy
and beautiful bride who came down the old, homespun-carpeted stairs that September noon--the first bride of Green Gables, slender and shining-eyed, in the mist of her maiden veil, with her arms full of roses.
No drooping stem or withered leaf tells of any evil thought within their fragrant bosoms, and thus from the fairest of their race have they gathered this sweet dew, as a token of their gratitude to one whose tenderness and care have kept them pure and happy
; and this, the loveliest of their sisters, have I brought to place among the Fairy flowers that never pass away."
Indeed, so little did it enter my head to even use the place in summer, that I submitted to weeks of seaside life with all its horrors every year; until at last, in the early spring of last year, having come down for the opening of the village school, and wandering out afterwards into the bare and desolate garden, I don't know what smell of wet earth or rotting leaves brought back my childhood with a rush and all the happy
days I had spent in a garden.
"His regard for her, infinitely surpassing anything that Willoughby ever felt or feigned, as much more warm, as more sincere or constant--which ever we are to call it-- has subsisted through all the knowledge of dear Marianne's unhappy prepossession for that worthless young man!--and without selfishness--without encouraging a hope!--could he have seen her happy
with another--Such a noble mind!-- such openness, such sincerity!--no one can be deceived in HIM."
"No, I am too happy
now to spoil my enjoyment by sympathy with anyone's sorrow," she felt, and she said to herself: "No, I must be mistaken, he must be feeling happy
, just as I am."
But we have to remember that for twelve years King James had a happy
life, and that as he had loved his lady at the first so he loved her to the end, and was true to her.
Kitty knew that this insincerity came from his love for his brother, from his sense of shame at being too happy
, and above all from his unflagging craving to be better--she loved it in him, and so she smiled.
'You shall give nothing at all,' said Miss Maylie, smiling; 'for, as I told you before, we shall employ you in a hundred ways; and if you only take half the trouble to please us, that you promise now, you will make me very happy
"Yes, I was happy
, wasn't I?" She pressed his hand gently in gratitude.