He looked and then he smiled, as he could not well help doing, for it was capitally done, the long, lazy figure on the grass, with listless face, half-shut eyes, and one hand holding a cigar, from which came the little wreath of smoke that encircled
the dreamer's head.
It was not long, however, before the restless savages were heard beating the brush, and gradually approaching the inner edge of that dense border of young chestnuts which encircled
the little area.
He wore a profusion of ribbons on his garment, and gold lace on his hat, which was also encircled
by a gold chain, and surmounted with a feather.
A temporary bed was provided for her on the settle, near the fire; and, after a short time, she fell into a heavy slumber, with the child, who seemed no less weary, soundly sleeping on her arm; for the mother resisted, with nervous anxiety, the kindest attempts to take him from her; and, even in sleep, her arm encircled
him with an unrelaxing clasp, as if she could not even then be beguiled of her vigilant hold.
The fountain was playing now and was encircled
by beds of brilliant autumn flowers.
Taking his port rait, f rom top to toe, the picture of him began with a tall hat, broadly encircled
by a mourning band of crumpled crape.
Soon, Madame Defarge's hands ceased to strike, and felt at her encircled
There were some people slinking about as usual when we passed out into the street, who were evidently anxious to speak with him; but there was something so conclusive in the halo of scented soap which encircled
his presence, that they gave it up for that day.
It was a fortress of no great size, consisting of a donjon, or large and high square tower, surrounded by buildings of inferior height, which were encircled
by an inner court-yard.
The nations of Europe are encircled
with chains of fortified places, which mutually obstruct invasion.
The great centennial oaks of the forest which encircled
the dwelling made the place an absolute solitude.
There was no stairway, but a gentle incline to the first floor of the building opened into an enormous chamber encircled