All that was most sugared and musical and generally delusive
in the old library of her fathers had been brought out to this little woodland library, and to that nucleus of old leather-bound poets and romancers, long since dead, yet as alive and singing on their shelves as any bird on the sunny boughs outside, my young lady's private purse had added all that was most sugared and musical and generally delusive
in the vellum bound Japanese-paper literature of our own luxurious day.
What remedy can there be for this situation, but in a change of the system which has produced it in a change of the fallacious and delusive
system of quotas and requisitions?
However useful jealousy may be in republics, yet when like bile in the natural, it abounds too much in the body politic, the eyes of both become very liable to be deceived by the delusive
appearances which that malady casts on surrounding objects.
The poor thing was finally got off, with several delusive
assurances that his absence should be short: that Mr.
Under that delusive
influence, he persuaded himself that he had acted, in the first instance, without due consideration.
The lights that glimmered palely across the harbor were the delusive
beacons on some coast of fairyland.
Beholding it, Hester was constrained to rush towards the child -- to pursue the little elf in the flight which she invariably began -- to snatch her to her bosom with a close pressure and earnest kisses -- not so much from overflowing love as to assure herself that Pearl was flesh and blood, and not utterly delusive
. But Pearl's laugh, when she was caught, though full of merriment and music, made her mother more doubtful than before.
Whether is it better, I ask, to be a slave in a fool's paradise at Marseilles--fevered with delusive
bliss one hour- -suffocating with the bitterest tears of remorse and shame the next- -or to be a village-schoolmistress, free and honest, in a breezy mountain nook in the healthy heart of England?
hopes that lure the common herd With promises of ease, the heart's desire, In shadows, dreams, and smoke ye always end.
They had inscribed on my reason the conviction that unlawful pleasure, trenching on another's rights, is delusive
and envenomed pleasure--its hollowness disappoints at the time, its poison cruelly tortures afterwards, its effects deprave for ever.
All the delusive
hopes I had founded on his separation from his betrothed wife, I give to the winds.
The fresh winds blew away desponding doubts, delusive
fancies, and moody mists.