Philip heard discussions about it at the Frau Professor's long table, and at these Professor Erlin lost his wonted
calm: he beat the table with his fist, and drowned all opposition with the roar of his fine deep voice.
It was hard upon high noon; and Ahab, seated in the bows of his high-hoisted boat, was about taking his wonted
daily obervation of the sun to determine his latitude.
As a criminal who is being led to execution knows that he must die immediately, but yet looks about him and straightens the cap that is awry on his head, so Moscow involuntarily continued its wonted
life, though it knew that the time of its destruction was near when the conditions of life to which its people were accustomed to submit would be completely upset.
In truth, that the red simar which occupied the wonted
place was his no longer, was still more strikingly obvious from the isolation which seemed, as we have observed, more appropriate to a phantom than a living creature -- from the corridors deserted by courtiers, and courts crowded with guards -- from that spirit of bitter ridicule, which, arising from the streets below, penetrated through the very casements of the room, which resounded with the murmurs of a whole city leagued against the minister; as well as from the distant and incessant sounds of guns firing -- let off, happily, without other end or aim, except to show to the guards, the Swiss troops and the military who surrounded the Palais Royal, that the people were possessed of arms.
Still the delay was not wholly unproductive, for it took all that time to get Sandy thoroughly wonted
to the new thing, she being so close to it, you know.
There comes a day at last, when, while the wonted
Marriage Chorus goes forth from universal Lineland, the three far-off Lovers suddenly find themselves in exact harmony, and, before they are awake, the wedded Triplet is rapt vocally into a duplicate embrace; and Nature rejoices over one more marriage and over three more births.
We worked very half-heartedly the rest of the day, and it was not until we assembled in the orchard in the evening that our spirits recovered something like their wonted
Sophia, therefore, though nothing could be worse timed than this accident at such a season, immediately got the better of her concern, and, with her wonted
serenity and cheerfulness of countenance, returned to her company.
The very furniture of the room seemed to mellow and deepen in its tone; the ceiling and walls looked blacker and more highly polished, the curtains of a ruddier red; the fire burnt clear and high, and the crickets in the hearthstone chirped with a more than wonted
Since the latter rambled from her side, another inmate had been admitted within the circle of the mother's feelings, and so modified the aspect of them all, that Pearl, the returning wanderer, could not find her wonted
place, and hardly knew where she was.
As they grew up, the father of Quiteria made up his mind to refuse Basilio his wonted
freedom of access to the house, and to relieve himself of constant doubts and suspicions, he arranged a match for his daughter with the rich Camacho, as he did not approve of marrying her to Basilio, who had not so large a share of the gifts of fortune as of nature; for if the truth be told ungrudgingly, he is the most agile youth we know, a mighty thrower of the bar, a first-rate wrestler, and a great ball-player; he runs like a deer, and leaps better than a goat, bowls over the nine-pins as if by magic, sings like a lark, plays the guitar so as to make it speak, and, above all, handles a sword as well as the best.
They wielded their paddles with their wonted
dexterity, and for the first time made the mountains echo with their favorite boat songs.