The water shone pacifically; the sky, without a speck, was a benign immensity of unstained
light; the very mist on the Essex marshes was like a gauzy and radiant fabric, hung from the wooded rises inland, and draping the low shores in diaphanous folds.
He wanted to grasp it solidly, to get as much gratification as he could out of it; and in view of its incomparable quality, of its unstained
atmosphere, of its nearness to the heaven of its choice, this gust of brutal desire seemed the most noble of aspirations.
With a sigh he took, with a feeble effort, my hand in that of his own which was unstained
One comes upon such men!" she repeated, and then read out the words, "Unstained
, lofty, and solitary existences."
His father hoped, in the fulness of time, to leave him the inheritance of an unstained
key; and had from his early youth familiarised him with the duties of his office, and with an ambition to retain the prison-lock in the family.
I am prepared to swear, and so is Bannister, that it was smooth and unstained
. Now I found a clean cut in it about three inches long--not a mere scratch, but a positive cut.
Standing in the pulpit he looked very large and fat; the light coming through the greenish unstained
window-glass made his face appear smooth and white like a very large egg.
Dim and wavering as was the wind-blown light, yet it served to show him the hideous error, as it seemed, into which he had fallen, for the face of the man he had sought to kill had all the bloom of boyhood, all the unstained
purity of youth.
"I have never told a lie," was the immediate reply of her who had been silent until now; "on the contrary, it is because I am so truthful and so ignorant of lying devices that I am now in this miserable condition; and this I call you yourself to witness, for it is my unstained
truth that has made you false and a liar."
"I mean by a hero, a man whose character is unstained
by any low or degenerate vices, or even feelings," said Julia, with a little more than her ordinary enthusiasm; "whose courage is as natural as it is daring; who is above fear, except of doing wrong; whose person is an index of his mind, and whose mind is filled with images of glory; that's what I call a hero, aunt."
It is due to Isabel's reputation--her unstained
She had never considered Maggie as a pearl dropped unstained
into Rum Alley from Heaven, but she could not conceive how it was possible for her daughter to fall so low as to bring disgrace upon her family.