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When we see a Line, we see something that is long and BRIGHT; BRIGHTNESS, as well as length, is necessary to the existence of a Line; if the brightness vanishes, the Line is extinguished.
She gives kindly gifts to men: smiles are ever on her lovely face, and lovely is the brightness that plays over it.
adorned with all the charms in which nature can array her; bedecked with beauty, youth, sprightliness, innocence, modesty, and tenderness, breathing sweetness from her rosy lips, and darting brightness from her sparkling eyes, the lovely Sophia comes!
But in this middle fluid travelled over by the Nautilus, the electric brightness was produced even in the bosom of the waves.
Yes," I said, "perfectly,--'The presbytery has lost nothing of its charm, nor the garden its brightness.
But while hapless Dough-Boy was by nature dull and torpid in his intellects, Pip, though over tender-hearted, was at bottom very bright, with that pleasant, genial, jolly brightness peculiar to his tribe; a tribe, which ever enjoy all holidays and festivities with finer, freer relish than any other race.
The city of Wintoncester, that fine old city, aforetime capital of Wessex, lay amidst its convex and concave downlands in all the brightness and warmth of a July morning.
The decision once made, a glow of strange enjoyment threw its flickering brightness over the trouble of his breast.
Suddenly, as he spoke, a great brightness fell about him, causing him to look upward, thinking the sun had burst through a rift in the clouds; but there were no clouds.
Something strangely powerful there was in the light of Stephen's long gaze, for it made Maggie's face turn toward it and look upward at it, slowly, like a flower at the ascending brightness.
It had a greenish colour, and caused a silent brightness like summer lightning.
I remember the time by the sudden brightness and clearness, the feverish strain and excitement of all my faculties which came with it.