I am no storyteller, and love as it is cannot be portrayed
in a literature dominated and enthralled by the debasing tyranny which "sentences letters" in the name of the Young Girl.
Found in a Bottle," "A Descent Into a Maelstrom" and "The Balloon Hoax"; such tales of conscience as "William Wilson," "The Black Cat" and "The Tell-tale Heart," wherein the retributions of remorse are portrayed
with an awful fidelity; such tales of natural beauty as "The Island of the Fay" and "The Domain of Arnheim"; such marvellous studies in ratiocination as the "Gold-bug," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Purloined Letter" and "The Mystery of Marie Roget," the latter, a recital of fact, demonstrating the author's wonderful capability of correctly analyzing the mysteries of the human mind; such tales of illusion and banter as "The Premature Burial" and "The System of Dr.
His soul palpitating with love of art, he painted the models who hung about the stairway of Bernini in the Piazza de Spagna, undaunted by their obvious picturesqueness; and his studio was full of canvases on which were portrayed
moustachioed, large-eyed peasants in peaked hats, urchins in becoming rags, and women in bright petticoats.
The number and range of characters that he has portrayed
are unprecedented, and so are the keenness, intenseness, and subtilety of the analysis.
The mural painting depicted scenes of rare and wonderful beauty; mountains, rivers, lake, ocean, meadow, trees and flowers, winding roadways, sun-kissed gardens--scenes which might have portrayed
earthly views but for the different colorings of the vegetation.
To the house at the head of the bridge there had been affixed three small banners, representing the king, the dauphin, and Marguerite of Flanders, and six little pennons on which were portrayed
the Duke of Austria, the Cardinal de Bourbon, M.
Nowhere do we find more vividly portrayed
the psychology of the persons that lived in that turbulent period embraced between the years 1912 and
But when his door finally closed behind Anne and Leslie they knew that he went straight to it, and as they walked home they pictured the delight of the old man poring over the printed pages wherein his own life was portrayed
with all the charm and color of reality itself.
The HISPANIOLA, in that unbroken mirror, was exactly portrayed
from the truck to the waterline, the Jolly Roger hanging from her peak.
The Biscayan had an inscription under his feet which said, "Don Sancho de Azpeitia," which no doubt must have been his name; and at the feet of Rocinante was another that said, "Don Quixote." Rocinante was marvellously portrayed
, so long and thin, so lank and lean, with so much backbone and so far gone in consumption, that he showed plainly with what judgment and propriety the name of Rocinante had been bestowed upon him.
T`ai Chen the beautiful and the grim frontiersman are alike faithfully portrayed
. He lives for the moment, and the moment is often wine-flushed like the rosy glow of dawn, or grey and wan as the twilight of a hopeless day.
"They have a mild, playful, laughing disposition; and this is portrayed
in their countenances.