In the rapid alternations
of her temper, her anger was beginning to rise again.
I wound my way down slowly over the heath, enjoying the divine stillness of the scene, and admiring the soft alternations
of light and shade as they followed each other over the broken ground on every side of me.
I know a little of the principle of design, and I know this thing was not arranged on any laws of radiation, or alternation
, or repetition, or symmetry, or anything else that I ever heard of.
The rest of the half-year is a jumble in my recollection of the daily strife and struggle of our lives; of the waning summer and the changing season; of the frosty mornings when we were rung out of bed, and the cold, cold smell of the dark nights when we were rung into bed again; of the evening schoolroom dimly lighted and indifferently warmed, and the morning schoolroom which was nothing but a great shivering-machine; of the alternation
of boiled beef with roast beef, and boiled mutton with roast mutton; of clods of bread-and-butter, dog's-eared lesson-books, cracked slates, tear-blotted copy-books, canings, rulerings, hair-cuttings, rainy Sundays, suet-puddings, and a dirty atmosphere of ink, surrounding all.
It was a sobbing alternation
of two notes, "Ulla, ulla, ulla, ulla," keeping on perpetually.
Miss Crawford was soon to leave Mansfield, and on this circumstance the "no" and the "yes" had been very recently in alternation
If, to preserve its Unity -- its totality of effect or impression -- we read it (as would be necessary) at a single sitting, the result is but a constant alternation
of excitement and depression.
With regard to Charles Hayter, she had delicacy which must be pained by any lightness of conduct in a well-meaning young woman, and a heart to sympathize in any of the sufferings it occasioned; but if Henrietta found herself mistaken in the nature of her feelings, the alternation
could not be understood too soon.
His whole life appears to be spent in an alternation
between savage fits of passion and gloomy intervals of sulking.
He said he would never do anything that I disapproved--I wish I could have told him that I disapproved of that," said poor Dorothea, inwardly, feeling a strange alternation
between anger with Will and the passionate defence of him.
If the soul existed in a previous state, then it will exist in a future state, for a law of alternation
pervades all things.
At Punta Gorda, in Banda Oriental, I found an alternation
of the Pampaean estuary deposit, with a limestone containing some of the same extinct sea-shells; and this shows either a change in the former currents, or more probably an oscillation of level in the bottom of the ancient estuary.