(when the animal spirits seemed utterly in abeyance) to that species of energetic concision--that abrupt, weighty, unhurried
, and hollow-sounding enunciation--that leaden, self- balanced and perfectly modulated guttural utterance, which may be observed in the lost drunkard, or the irreclaimable eater of opium, during the periods of his most intense excitement.
Newman, with his long-drawn, leisurely smile, and his even, unhurried
utterance, was always, mentally, taking his time; and he asked himself, now, what she was looking at him in that way for.
Miss Joan Stacey skewered her business-like black hat on to her head with a business-like black frown before a little mirror, and, as the conversation proceeded, took her handbag and umbrella in an unhurried
style, and left the room.
When we are unhurried
and wise, we perceive that only great and worthy things have any permanent and absolute existence, that petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of the reality.
meals, the foreknowledge of deliciously empty hours to follow, the breadths of soft sky under which they walked together and reckoned time only by their hunger or thirst; the good grass beneath their feet that cheated the miles; their discoveries, always together, amid the farms--Griffons, Rocketts, Burnt House, Gale Anstey, and the Home Farm, where Iggulden of the blue smock-frock would waylay them, and they would ransack the old house once more; the long wet afternoons when, they tucked up their feet on the bedroom's deep window-sill over against the apple-trees, and talked together as never till then had they found time to talk--these things contented her soul, and her body throve.
The steps were heavy, even and unhurried
. Now /he/ had passed the first floor, now he was mounting higher, it was growing more and more distinct!
Down below in the quiet, narrow street measured footsteps approached the house, then died away unhurried
and firm, as if the passer-by had started to pace out all eternity, from gas-lamp to gas-lamp in a night without end; and the drowsy ticking of the old clock on the landing became distinctly audible in the bedroom.
"While staff were kept very busy, we saw they took a relaxed and unhurried
approach with each resident."
Using a muted palette appropriate for vast reaches of space, beautiful dilapidated structures floating among the stars, flying-fish ships, and quarters shared among laughing friends, her story unfolds unhurried
but never flagging.
perusal of history, and how layers of it cloud, define and distort our present, shows Paris through the eyes of American academic researcher, Hannah, and teenager Tariq, who's run away from his family home in Morocco, looking for adventure and girls, and ends up sleeping in her spare room.
PARIS ECHO by Sebastian Faulks, Hutchinson, PS20 (ebook PS9.99) HHHH H THIS unhurried
perusal of history, and how it defines and distorts our present, shows Paris through the eyes of American academic researcher, Hannah, and teenager Tariq, who's run away from his home in Morocco.