The letter was read and reread
until it was nearly worn out; everybody admired its courtly and gracious tone, and smooth and practiced style, everybody was sympathetic and excited, and the Coopers were steeped in happiness all the while.
Of late in Moscow and in the country, since he had become convinced that he would find no solution in the materialists, he had read and reread
thoroughly Plato, Spinoza, Kant, Schelling, Hegel, and Schopenhauer, the philosophers who gave a non-materialistic explanation of life.
I had read and reread
all the American and European papers without being any nearer a conclusion.
On swift second thought, he sat down again, pressed the electric button, and, while waiting for the club steward, reread
the headline and the brief five lines.
"Well," said he, when he had read and reread
the letter, "very well, monsieur.
The tutors came, and the nurses, and Dmitri, and several acquaintances, and the countess reread
the letter each time with fresh pleasure and each time discovered in it fresh proofs of Nikolenka's virtues.
Sometimes he had written from Boston and asked her the news of Riverboro, and she had sent him pages of quaint and childlike gossip, interspersed, on two occasions, with poetry, which he read and reread
with infinite relish.
I read and reread
her letter, on the chance that some slip of the pen might furnish the clew which I had failed to find in any other way.
I read and reread
her letter, and some softened feelings stole into my heart and dared to whisper paradisiacal dreams of love and joy; but the apple was already eaten, and the angel's arm bared to drive me from all hope.
As soon as she went to her room, she got out her papers, and carefully reread
every one of her stories.
I never knew until now what life really meant." As Rose reread
the throbbing lines and pictured the eager-eyed young mother, her own sweet face glowed with reflected joy and with the knowledge that this ecstasy, this deeper understanding could come to her, too--Martin, he was vigorous, so worthy of being the father of her children.
The past must be reread
upon these pages of marble.