It was a modern parallel to the case of Ixion embracing
a cloud, and was so much the more ridiculous as the Judge prided himself on eschewing all airy matter, and never mistaking a shadow for a substance.
said Eva, in a sort of a rapture, throwing herself on her neck, and embracing
her over and over again.
The next moment we were all on shore weeping and embracing
for joy, while the rain poured down in torrents.
In the midst of the prayer a fly had lit on the back of the pew in front of him and tortured his spirit by calmly rubbing its hands together, embracing
its head with its arms, and polishing it so vigorously that it seemed to almost part company with the body, and the slender thread of a neck was exposed to view; scraping its wings with its hind legs and smoothing them to its body as if they had been coat-tails; going through its whole toilet as tranquilly as if it knew it was perfectly safe.
In another second I was embracing
and kissing her rapturously: "Bessie
It was not the thorn bending to the honeysuckles, but the honeysuckles embracing
Her darling was a pleasant sight too, embracing
her and thanking her, and protesting against her taking so much trouble for her--which last she only dared to do playfully, or Miss Pross, sorely hurt, would have retired to her own chamber and cried.
When it was asleep again, I crept close to my mother's side according to my old custom, broken now a long time, and sat with my arms embracing
her waist, and my little red cheek on her shoulder, and once more felt her beautiful hair drooping over me - like an angel's wing as I used to think, I recollect - and was very happy indeed.
There was something so natural and winning in Clara's resigned way of looking at these stores in detail, as Herbert pointed them out, - and something so confiding, loving, and innocent, in her modest manner of yielding herself to Herbert's embracing
arm - and something so gentle in her, so much needing protection on Mill Pond Bank, by Chinks's Basin, and the Old Green Copper Rope-Walk, with Old Barley growling in the beam - that I would not have undone the engagement between her and Herbert, for all the money in the pocket-book I had never opened.
Faults in the abstract are each and all so uninviting, not to say alarming, but, associated with certain eyes and hair and tender little gowns, it is curious how they lose their terrors; and, as with vice in the poet's image, we end by embracing
what we began by dreading.
But, thou, my poor knave,'' said Cedric, turning about and embracing
his Jester, ``how shall I reward thee, who feared not to give thy body to chains and death instead of mine
You are the bright sun of my senses," he said, embracing