Hooper had ascended the stairs, and showed himself in the pulpit, face to face with his congregation, except for the black veil
. That mysterious emblem was never once withdrawn.
The paper dropped out of her hand, and she suddenly pulled down her veil
. I caught one glance at her face before she hid it from me.
She leaned back and drew her veil
a little closer about her face.
She drew her veil
over her face as she spoke, and, partially opening the door, rang my handbell.
"As I say, I do fancy a veil
. But maybe it shouldn't be worn with any dress but a white one.
The gentleman grasped her firmly by the shoulders, and being so fully occupied with holding her back, he was unable to put a hand to his veil
which was falling off, as it did at length entirely, and Dorothea, who was holding the lady in her arms, raising her eyes saw that he who likewise held her was her husband, Don Fernando.
As another instance of these bitter fruits of conquest, and perhaps the strongest that can be quoted, we may mention, that the Princess Matilda, though a daughter of the King of Scotland, and afterwards both Queen of England, niece to Edgar Atheling, and mother to the Empress of Germany, the daughter, the wife, and the mother of monarchs, was obliged, during her early residence for education in England, to assume the veil
of a nun, as the only means of escaping the licentious pursuit of the Norman nobles.
Gradually, however, the conviction came upon me that I could, by a certain concentration of thought, think the veil
away, and so get a glimpse of the mysterious face--as to which the two questions, "is she pretty?" and "is she plain?", still hung suspended, in my mind, in beautiful equipoise.
She bent forward out of her corner, and suddenly drew up her veil
. "Do you expect to see Mr.
Now old Merlin stepped into view and cast a dainty web of gossamer threads over Sir Sagramor which turned him into Hamlet's ghost; the king made a sign, the bugles blew, Sir Sagramor laid his great lance in rest, and the next moment here he came thundering down the course with his veil
flying out behind, and I went whistling through the air like an arrow to meet him -- cocking my ear the while, as if noting the invisible knight's position and progress by hearing, not sight.
It was enough that in yonder closet, opposite my dressing-table, garments said to be hers had already displaced my black stuff Lowood frock and straw bonnet: for not to me appertained that suit of wedding raiment; the pearl-coloured robe, the vapoury veil
pendent from the usurped portmanteau.
The girl had on a neat and trim summer dress, patterned in broad stripes of pink and white, and her bonnet was equipped with a pink veil
. She was practicing steps, gaits and attitudes, apparently; she was doing the thing gracefully, and was very much absorbed in her work.