Legree shook with anger; his greenish eyes glared fiercely, and his very whiskers seemed to curl with passion; but, like some ferocious beast, that plays with its victim before he devours it, he kept back his strong impulse to proceed to immediate violence, and broke out into bitter raillery
Marianne was vexed at it for her sister's sake, and turned her eyes towards Elinor to see how she bore these attacks, with an earnestness which gave Elinor far more pain than could arise from such common-place raillery
Excitement instantly seized the whole party: a running fire of raillery
and jests was proceeding when Sam returned.
A truce with your raillery
, Sir Knights,'' said Fitzurse; ``and it were well,'' he added, addressing the Prince, ``that your highness should assure the worthy Cedric there is no insult intended him by jests, which must sound but harshly in the ear of a stranger.
Trefusis," she pleaded, clasping her hands in a rapture of mischievous raillery
The captain understood my raillery
very well, and merrily replied with the old English proverb, "that he doubted mine eyes were bigger than my belly, for he did not observe my stomach so good, although I had fasted all day;" and, continuing in his mirth, protested "he would have gladly given a hundred pounds, to have seen my closet in the eagle's bill, and afterwards in its fall from so great a height into the sea; which would certainly have been a most astonishing object, worthy to have the description of it transmitted to future ages:" and the comparison of Phaeton was so obvious, that he could not forbear applying it, although I did not much admire the conceit.
The stranger, then perceiving that the matter went beyond raillery
, drew his sword, saluted his adversary, and seriously placed himself on guard.
Countess," returned Franz, totally unheeding her raillery
, "I asked you a short time since if you knew any particulars respecting the Albanian lady opposite; I must now beseech you to inform me who and what is her husband?
My dear Monsieur de Rochefort," Mazarin replied in a tone of raillery
, "you think yourself still a young man; your spirit is that of the phoenix, but your strength fails you.
He, indeed, ignorant that the still hour, a cloudless moon, and an open lattice, had revealed to me the secret of his selfish love and false friendship, would have continued smooth and complaisant as ever; but I grew spiny as a porcupine, and inflexible as a blackthorn cudgel; I never had a smile for his raillery
, never a moment for his society; his invitations to take coffee with him in his parlour were invariably rejected, and very stiffly and sternly rejected too; his jesting allusions to the directress (which he still continued) were heard with a grim calm very different from the petulant pleasure they were formerly wont to excite.
The king knitted his brow, for he saw a bitter raillery
beneath the words of the officer.
Piqued at their raillery
, he had been practicing ever since he had joined the expedition, but without success.