He handled the tools as if he liked the feel of them; and when he planed, his hands went back and forth over the boards in an eager, beneficent
way as if he were blessing them.
She was not much given to reclining in the hammock, and when she did so it was with no cat-like suggestion of voluptuous ease, but with a beneficent
repose which seemed to invade her whole body.
Phoebe, it is probable, had but a very imperfect comprehension of the character over which she had thrown so beneficent
The hideous but beneficent
French Revolution would have been deferred, or would have fallen short of completeness, or even might not have happened at all, if Marie Antoinette had made the unwise mistake of not being born.
The chariot halted at her door, and though the Princess had read of such beneficent
personages, she never dreamed for an instant that one of them could ever alight at her cottage.
Where is the use of doing me good in any way, beneficent
spirit, when, at some fatal moment, you will again desert me--passing like a shadow, whither and how to me unknown, and for me remaining afterwards undiscoverable?
Ah, certainly - I see now: you are the favoured possessor of the beneficent
fairy,' I remarked, turning to my neighbour.
That swindling Pumblechook, exalted into the beneficent
contriver of the whole occasion, actually took the top of the table; and, when he addressed them on the subject of my being bound, and had fiendishly congratulated them on my being liable to imprisonment if I played at cards, drank strong liquors, kept late hours or bad company, or indulged in other vagaries which the form of my indentures appeared to contemplate as next to inevitable, he placed me standing on a chair beside him, to illustrate his remarks.
The idea of so young and beautiful a person engaged in attendance on a sick-bed, or in dressing the wound of one of a different sex, was melted away and lost in that of a beneficent
being contributing her effectual aid to relieve pain, and to avert the stroke of death.
The other Queen for whom they retain a great veneration is Candace, whom they call Judith, and indeed if what they relate of her could be proved, there never was, amongst the most illustrious and beneficent
sovereigns, any to whom their country was more indebted, for it is said that she being converted by Inda her eunuch, whom St.
Shall the fields and the valleys, which a beneficent
God has formed to teem with the life of innumerable multitudes, be condemned to everlasting barrenness?
Quiteria belonged to Basilio and Basilio to Quiteria by the just and beneficent
disposal of heaven.