Jasper's breathing was so remarkably short'--thus discreetly does Mr.
Jasper has gone home quite himself, has he?' asked the Dean.
Jasper's heart may not be too much set upon his nephew.
How does you come on, Jasper?" This yell was from close by.
'Clah to goodness if dat conceit o' yo'n strikes in, Jasper, it gwine to kill you sho'.
"All that I can make out is that Miss Reade is going to marry Jasper Dale, and I don't like the idea one bit.
Forty years later I wrote to her, across the leagues of land and sea that divided us, and told her that Jasper Dale was dead; and I reminded her of her old promise and asked its fulfilment.
The gates of pearl and jasper
swung back upon their golden hinges, making the most ravishing music, and the Saint, stepping aside, bowed low, saying:
About riding to the mill behind Gluglu; fishing back in the lake with their Uncle Jasper
; picking pecans with Lidie's little black brood, and hauling chips in their express wagon.
On the cloth being removed Don Antonio, taking Don Quixote by the hand, passed with him into a distant room in which there was nothing in the way of furniture except a table, apparently of jasper, resting on a pedestal of the same, upon which was set up, after the fashion of the busts of the Roman emperors, a head which seemed to be of bronze.
Don Quixote was puzzled, wondering what could be the object of such precautions; whereupon Don Antonio taking his hand passed it over the bronze head and the whole table and the pedestal of jasper on which it stood, and then said, "This head, Senor Don Quixote, has been made and fabricated by one of the greatest magicians and wizards the world ever saw, a Pole, I believe, by birth, and a pupil of the famous Escotillo of whom such marvellous stories are told.
Huge columns carved out of single masses of marble, and inlaid from top to bottom with a hundred intricate figures wrought in costly verde antique; pulpits of the same rich materials, whose draperies hung down in many a pictured fold, the stony fabric counterfeiting the delicate work of the loom; the grand altar brilliant with polished facings and balustrades of oriental agate, jasper
, verde antique, and other precious stones, whose names, even, we seldom hear-- and slabs of priceless lapis lazuli lavished every where as recklessly as if the church had owned a quarry of it.