You are old enough to leave off boyish
tricks, and to behave better, Josephine.
In the boyish
figure she yearned to see something half forgotten that had once been a part of herself re- created.
Neither had success as yet affected their boyish
simplicity and the frankness of old frontier habits; they played with their new-found riches with the naive delight of children, and rehearsed their glowing future with the importance and triviality of school-boys.
The figure of that first ancestor, invested by family tradition with a dim and dusky grandeur, was present to my boyish
imagination as far back as I can remember.
what if, by risking to his boyish
bewilderment a revelation of my motive, I should throw across the rest of the mystery the long halter of my boldness?
He was a young fellow--not much over eighteen, with a handsome boyish
he said, in the fulness of his heart, as the frank, boyish
face was lost to his view.
He began to talk and laugh, in happy, thought- less, boyish
fashion, as we walked along, and made himself old friends with me at once; asked me all sorts of questions about myself and about my clothes, but never waited for an answer -- always chattered straight ahead, as if he didn't know he had asked a question and wasn't expecting any reply, until at last he hap- pened to mention that he was born in the beginning of the year 513.
A feature of the feeling, however, is a deep sense of contentment; another feature of it is a buoyant, boyish
gladness; and a third and very conspicuous feature of it is one's sense of the remoteness of the work-day world and his entire emancipation from it and its affairs.
He worshipped this new angel with furtive eye, till he saw that she had discovered him; then he pre- tended he did not know she was present, and began to "show off" in all sorts of absurd boyish
ways, in order to win her admiration.
His heart was now open to Elinor, all its weaknesses, all its errors confessed, and his first boyish
attachment to Lucy treated with all the philosophic dignity of twenty-four.
It was not so much the lecture which interested him as the legs which looked straighter and stronger each day, the boyish
head which held itself up so well, the once sharp chin and hollow cheeks which had filled and rounded out and the eyes which had begun to hold the light he remembered in another pair.