Beyond the shadow of the ship, I watched the water-snakes: They moved in tracks of shining white, And when they reared, the elfish
light Fell off in hoary flakes.
As they crept along, stooping low to discern the plant, a soft yellow gleam was reflected from the buttercups into their shaded faces, giving them an elfish
, moonlit aspect, though the sun was pouring upon their backs in all the strength of noon.
No one could have looked less elfish
. She was all on a noble scale, her attributes were so generous, her manner unconquerably gracious, her movements indolently active, her face so candid that you must swear her every thought lived always in the open.
In addition to these--and they were all on deck, chattering and piping in queer, almost elfish
, falsetto voices--were the two white men, Captain Van Horn and his Danish mate, Borckman, making a total of seventy-nine souls.
Or, if not, thou strange and elfish
child, whence didst thou come?"
As to the thoughts, they are elfish
. These eyes in the Evening Star you must have seen in a dream.
A mole throwing up its mound at the end of its burrow and making its way out at last with the long-nailed paws which looked so like elfish
hands, had absorbed him one whole morning.
and then is my eye opened to the eternal picture which nature paints in the street, with moving men and children, beggars and fine ladies, draped in red and green and blue and gray; long-haired, grizzled, white-faced, black-faced, wrinkled, giant, dwarf, expanded, elfish
,--capped and based by heaven, earth and sea.
The girl whose light fingers grasped me, whose elfish
charming face looked into mine--who, I thought, was betraying an interest in my feelings that she would not have directly avowed,--this warm breathing presence again possessed my senses and imagination like a returning siren melody which had been overpowered for an instant by the roar of threatening waves.
This was rare, however, and the elfish
freak was always short: sometimes when driven a little hard in the war of words--for her tongue did ample justice to the pith, the point, the delicacy of her native French, in which language she always attacked me--I used to turn upon her with my old decision, and arrest bodily the sprite that teased me.
He saw her daughter, Lady Margaret Graham, a pale and pretty girl with an elfish
face and copper-coloured hair.
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