Thus I made the rough guess that a young man and his wife, a child, and a mother-in-law were among the inhabitants of this idyllic
He let Anne and Leslie read the manuscript and criticise it; and the concluding chapter of the book, which the critics, later on, were pleased to call idyllic
, was modelled upon a suggestion of Leslie's.
"And how few, how few words," I thought, in passing, "were needed; how little of the idyllic
(and affectedly, bookishly, artificially idyllic
too) had sufficed to turn a whole human life at once according to my will.
Through the scene between Marguerite and the elder Duval, Lena wept unceasingly, and I sat helpless to prevent the closing of that chapter of idyllic
love, dreading the return of the young man whose ineffable happiness was only to be the measure of his fall.
My fellow-creatures, from whom I was thus separated, began to assume idyllic
virtue and beauty in my memory.
That stalwart rogue Adam was more susceptible than the rector had thought; it was really quite an idyllic
love affair; and if it had not been too long to tell in a letter, he would have liked to describe to Arthur the blushing looks and the simple strong words with which the fine honest fellow told his secret.
It is all done out of sheer rectitude--out of a rectitude which is magnified to the point of the younger son believing that he has been RIGHTLY sold, and that it is simply idyllic
for the victim to rejoice when he is made over into pledge.
He had entertained no notion, when doomed as he had thought to an unintellectual bucolic life, that such charms as he beheld in this idyllic
creature would be found behind the scenes.
That's all very well as an idyllic
episode, but for your whole life that won't answer.
"It sounds idyllic
, but very gauche," Lady Carey remarked drily.
I had a theory that the gravitation of refraction, being subsidiary to atmospheric compensation, the refrangibility of the earth's surface would emphasize this effect in regions where great mountain ranges occur, and possibly so even-handed impact the odic and idyllic
forces together, the one upon the other, as to prevent the moon from rising higher than 12,200 feet above sea-level.
Life here was once idyllic
, charming; here were once no