But even so, amid the tornadoed Atlantic of my being, do I myself still for ever centrally disport
in mute calm; and while ponderous planets of unwaning woe revolve round me, deep down and deep inland there i still bathe me in eternal mildness of joy.
At least, were I as thou, I should find myself both disport
and plenty out of the king's deer.
It so happened, then, that Rocinante took a fancy to disport
himself with their ladyships the ponies, and abandoning his usual gait and demeanour as he scented them, he, without asking leave of his master, got up a briskish little trot and hastened to make known his wishes to them; they, however, it seemed, preferred their pasture to him, and received him with their heels and teeth to such effect that they soon broke his girths and left him naked without a saddle to cover him; but what must have been worse to him was that the carriers, seeing the violence he was offering to their mares, came running up armed with stakes, and so belaboured him that they brought him sorely battered to the ground.
Now, however, it is time for the Achaeans to prepare supper while there is still daylight, and then otherwise to disport
themselves with song and dance which are the crowning ornaments of a banquet.
Twelve filly foals did they conceive and bear him, and these, as they sped over the rich plain, would go bounding on over the ripe ears of corn and not break them; or again when they would disport
themselves on the broad back of Ocean they could gallop on the crest of a breaker.
Very often it suits a longsuffering family that a strong-tongued, iron-willed old lady should disport
herself about India in this fashion; for certainly pilgrimage is grateful to the Gods.
Nature's ideal butterfly was here realized in all its perfection; not in the pattern of such faded insects as flit among earthly flowers, but of those which hover across the meads of paradise for child-angels and the spirits of departed infants to disport
In such happy, healthful activities did Mr Nutt disport
himself, until the ensuing Saturday found him at the same desk, dictating to the same typist, and using the same blue pencil on the first instalment of Mr Finn's revelations.
The soil was thickly studded with cocoa-nut, papaw, and cotton-wood trees, above which the balloon seemed to disport
itself like a bird.
The stars, as if knowing that no one was looking at them, began to disport
themselves in the dark sky: now flaring up, now vanishing, now trembling, they were busy whispering something gladsome and mysterious to one another.
Built by a retired admiral in the early years of the nineteenth century, the curving bow windows of the front, now filled with reddish-yellow light, suggested a portly three-decker, sailing seas where those dolphins and narwhals who disport
themselves upon the edges of old maps were scattered with an impartial hand.
A low ridge intervenes between the Phutra plain where the city lies, and the inland sea where the Ma-hars were wont to disport
themselves in the cool waters.