Strange, in truth, are the ministrations
to which Beauty is called.
This girl alone, among all the green Martians with whom I came in contact, disclosed characteristics of sympathy, kindliness, and affection; her ministrations
to my bodily wants were unfailing, and her solicitous care saved me from much suffering and many hardships.
The barn was empty when the horses turned into it and, after giving them the most perfunctory ministrations
they had ever received from him, he strode up to the house and pushed open the kitchen door.
But as Marilla did not try to interfere in kitchen matters, and showed no desire to interrupt Susan's ministrations
to young Mrs.
Lady Arabella, whose face had blanched to a deadly white, now resumed her ministrations
at the tea-board as though nothing unusual had happened.
Somehow, engaged in their healing ministrations
, they no longer seemed to him boy's hands, the hands of Joan who had gazed at Gogoomy's head with pale cheeks sprayed with angry flame.
It might be spiritual and imparted to him by angelical ministrations
. It might be the exhilaration of that potent cordial which is distilled only in the furnace-glow of earnest and long-continued thought.
The frock was quite dry, and in truth it had been helped a little by aunt Sarah's ministrations
; but the colors had run in the rubbing, the pattern was blurred, and there were muddy streaks here and there.
Valentine now requires only the ministrations
of the priest."
The Venetian capacity for dawdling is of the largest, and for a good many days unlimited litter was all my gardener had to show for his ministrations
. There was a great digging of holes and carting about of earth, and after a while I grew so impatient that I had thoughts of sending for my bouquets to the nearest stand.
Saxon made him lie down and receive her soothing ministrations
The medical attendant had heard enough in the course of his ministrations
at the bedside, to satisfy him that any sudden recognition of me by Eustace (if he recovered) might be attended by the most lamentable results.