Come, tell me now this also, godlike Homer: what think you in your heart is most delightsome to men?
When mirth reigns throughout the town, and feasters about the house, sitting in order, listen to a minstrel; when the tables beside them are laden with bread and meat, and a wine-bearer draws sweet drink from the mixing-bowl and fills the cups: this I think in my heart to be most delightsome.
Laurie's eyes followed her with pleasure, for she neither romped nor sauntered, but danced with spirit and grace, making the delightsome
pastime what it should be.
Polly looked carefully round to see that no fashionable eye beheld the awful deed, and finding all safe, settled her freight, and spun away down hill, feeling all over the delightsome
excitement of swift motion which makes coasting such a favorite pastime with the more sensible portion of the child-world.
kid's corner wit gifts awaits each eager tender tot.
She doubles the convergence of translation and literary standards by closing her list of poetic theorists with the question "can there any where be found, a more delightsome
, or more usefull peice of Poetry, then that--
The which of many thinges in him be straunge, I know will seeme the straungest, the wordes themselves being so auncient, the knittinge of them so short and intricate, and the whole periode and compasse of his speache so delightsome
for the roundnesse, and so grave for the strangenesse.
8) Exhausted farmers crave 'the grey of even-time' and hanker for 'the cool earth and a sky delightsome
This he could not comply with, but signified that I must go and see him) -- I do not recollect more particulars -- But I had an ideas that he was gone to a delightsome
place -- among happy people and the man (as it seemed) which he lived with wished to have me go and see him -- My mind somehow seemed impressed with the No.
10) Strong sees the natural landscape surrounding Herbert as an antidote to lovesickness, citing Burton's words "what is more pleasant than to walk alone in some solitary grove, betwixt wood and water, by a Brook side, to meditate upon some delightsome
and pleasant subject" (Elizabethan Image 67).
The former 'covets always pleasant and delightsome
things, and abhors that which is distasteful, harsh, or unpleasant', while the latter avoids 'danger and indignation'.
The epistle to Harvey speaks of the generic decorum of archaism, the subtle way in which the 'straunge' antiquity of the words complements the elaborate pastoral syntax, 'the knitting of them so short and intricate, and the whole Periode and compasse of speache so delightsome
for the roundnesse, and so graue for the straungenesse'.