It was but of brief
continuance, however; soon leaving him in a quiescent, and, to judge by his countenance, not an uncomfortable state.
And thus when by Poetry, or when by Music, the most entrancing of the poetic moods, we find ourselves melted into tears, we weep then, not as the Abbate Gravina supposes, through excess of pleasure, but through a certain petulant, impatient sorrow at our inability to grasp now, wholly, here on earth, at once and for ever, those divine and rapturous joys of which through' the poem, or through the music, we attain to but brief
and indeterminate glimpses.
What could have become of her in the brief
interval since I had seen her standing just behind me?
During the brief
fight Tarzan had noted the open window and, beyond, the stem of a tree, or a telegraph pole--he could not tell which.
As soon as the merry meal and a brief
interval of repose were over, it was unanimously voted to have some charades.
, stammering illuminations brought out with ghastly distinctness the monuments and headstones of the cemetery and seemed to set them dancing.
To be brief
, then, Eustace Macallan was "indicted and accused, at the instance of David Mintlaw, Esquire, Her Majesty's Advocate, for Her Majesty's interest," of the Murder of his Wife by poison, at his residence called Gleninch, in the county of Mid-Lothian.
Comes old American stock, thirsting across the Great American Desert, mule-backing across the Isthmus, wind-jamming around the Horn, to write brief
and forgotten names where ten thousand generations of wild Indians are equally forgotten--names like Halleck, Hastings, Swett, Tait, Denman, Tracy, Grimwood, Carlton, Temple.
I opened the letter rather indifferently, for father, with all his excellent and lovable traits, was but a poor correspondent; his letters were usually very brief
and very unimportant.
Nothing could have been more naturally introduced, or more delicately managed, than my wife's brief
reference to the subject.
Wallace's excellent memoir, some brief
extracts from my manuscripts.
Experience has suggested the brief
introductory statement of main literary principles, too often taken for granted by teachers, with much resulting haziness in the student's mind.