Little Marleen now felt as lighthearted and happy as if her brother were still alive, and she went back to the house and sat down cheerfully to the table and ate.
'How lighthearted I feel,' said the father, 'so pleased and cheerful.'
And she now felt quite happy and lighthearted; she put on the shoes and danced and jumped about in them.
WE KNEW THAT THINGS were hard for our Bohemian neighbours, but the two girls were lighthearted
and never complained.
She got lighthearted
and happy, and went to the cradles, and spent what was left of the night "practicing." She would give her own child a light pat and say humbly, "Lay still, Marse Tom," then give the real Tom a pat and say with severity, "Lay still, Chambers!
Then, when I had arrived home merry and lighthearted
, how fervently I would embrace my parents, as though I had not seen them for ten years.
So several hours he spent in her company, in which she was much the same girl as before, natural, unaffected, lighthearted
, smiling and laughing, a good fellow, talking horses with unflagging enthusiasm, making friends with the crusty-tempered Wolf, and expressing the desire to ride Bob, whom she declared she was more in love with than ever.
Some turn in the road, some new object suddenly perceived and recognized, reminded me of days gone by, and were associated with the lighthearted
gaiety of boyhood.
They were (if you let the books of travel tell it) always so beautiful--so neat and trim, so graceful--so naive and trusting--so gentle, so winning--so faithful to their shop duties, so irresistible to buyers in their prattling importunity--so devoted to their poverty- stricken students of the Latin Quarter--so lighthearted
and happy on their Sunday picnics in the suburbs--and oh, so charmingly, so delightfully immoral!
She brought into Princess Mary's strenuous, mournful, and gloomy world a quite different atmosphere, careless, lighthearted
, and self-satisfied.
Her face was always more serious and thoughtful than gay; but how well smiles, how well youthful, lighthearted
, irresponsible, laughter suited her face!
The whole company was more lighthearted
and humane, for though the riddle of the death remained, the load of suspicion was lifted off them all, and sent flying off to Paris with the strange millionaire--a man they hardly knew.