When heaven reveals her primal stainless
blue, Alone within the firmament there burns The tiny torch of dusk.
Above, the sky is stainless
blue--blue as the sea itself, which under the forefoot is of the colour and sheen of azure satin.
Our voices rang around him joyously in the still air, and above his head the sky, pellucid, pure, stainless
, arched its tender blue from shore to shore and over the bay, as if to envelop the water, the earth, and the man in the caress of its light.
It was formed of Zeena's obstinate silence, of Mattie's sudden look of warning, of the memory of just such fleeting imperceptible signs as those which told him, on certain stainless
mornings, that before night there would be rain.
Of what infamy, on their parts, did his beloved and stainless
memory remind them?
Face me again, with the stainless
look of a man who has trampled under his feet the bloody superstitions of revenge, and knows them no more!
I started, or rather (for like other defaulters, I like to lay half the blame on ill fortune and adverse circumstances) was thrust on to a wrong tack at the age of one-and- twenty, and have never recovered the right course since: but I might have been very different; I might have been as good as you-- wiser--almost as stainless
. I envy you your peace of mind, your clean conscience, your unpolluted memory.
She looks at everything, goes everywhere, passes her way, with her clear quiet eyes wide open; skirting the edge of obscene abysses without suspecting them; pushing through brambles without tearing her robe; exciting, without knowing it, the most injurious suspicions; and always holding her course, passionless, stainless
, fearless, charmless!
But I beseech you by Zeus and by your noble parents -- for no base folk could get such a son as you -- take me now, stainless
and unproved in love, and show me to your father and careful mother and to your brothers sprung from the same stock.
All other scenes of earth -- even that village of rural England, where happy infancy and stainless
maidenhood seemed yet to be in her mother's keeping, like garments put off long ago -- were foreign to her, in comparison.
He recalled the stainless
purity of his boyish life, and it seemed horrible to him that it was here the fatal portrait was to be hidden away.
"You are a man of stainless
honor, who holds an undisputed rank in the world.