Hour after hour she sat in the dusky room, with one ray of light
on her book, reading to the boy, who lay with shaded eyes silently enjoying the only pleasure that lightened the weary days.
Be it forgotten and dead, still its ray of light
liveth and travelleth.
The one ray of light
that cheered the wintry darkness streamed from the unguarded window of a lonely house, separated from the vicarage by the whole length of the church-yard.
Leandra withdrawn from sight, Anselmo's eyes grew blind, or at any rate found nothing to look at that gave them any pleasure, and mine were in darkness without a ray of light
to direct them to anything enjoyable while Leandra was away.
The young girl's attention had been attracted to him for the last few moments; she had repeatedly turned her head towards him with uneasiness; she had even once come to a standstill, and taking advantage of a ray of light
which escaped from a half-open bakery to survey him intently, from head to foot, then, having cast this glance, Gringoire had seen her make that little pout which he had already noticed, after which she passed on.
It is a ray of light
in the darkness, a shade between sadness and despair, showing the possibility of consolation.
The crowd and the noise and the display of artificial and natural magnificence were as dazzling to the prisoner as a ray of light
flashing suddenly into his dungeon.
The first ray of light
which illumines the gloom, and converts into a dazzling brilliancy that obscurity in which the earlier history of the public career of the immortal Pickwick would appear to be involved, is derived from the perusal of the following entry in the Transactions of the Pickwick Club, which the editor of these papers feels the highest pleasure in laying before his readers, as a proof of the careful attention, indefatigable assiduity, and nice discrimination, with which his search among the multifarious documents confided to him has been conducted.
There was no window to let in the faintest ray of light
, and as the corridor upon which it opened was itself in semi-darkness, even the open door shed no relieving rays within.
Then the wedding was held with great pomp, but as the train came from the church, and passed with the torches before the hall, a very small ray of light
fell upon the prince.
Here, concealed behind the first tree which was large enough to hide me, I could command a view of the bridge, and I could fairly count on detecting her, if she returned to the river, while there was a ray of light
to see her by.
In the ray of light
which entered by the narrow window of his cell, he held open in his left hand, of which alone, it will be recollected, he retained the use, a sheet of paper, which, from being constantly rolled into a small compass, had the form of a cylinder, and was not easily kept open.