Not those of the bevy of buxom
lasses, with their luxurious display of red and white; but the ample charms of a genuine Dutch country tea-table, in the sumptuous time of autumn.
Colonel Killigrew all this time had been trolling forth a jolly bottle song, and ringing his glass in symphony with the chorus, while his eyes wandered toward the buxom
figure of the Widow Wycherly.
Others chose to continue standing, and had turned their faces towards the villagers with a look of melancholy compassion, which was highly amusing to Bessy Cranage, the blacksmith's buxom
daughter, known to her neighbours as Chad's Bess, who wondered "why the folks war amakin' faces a that'ns.
The place was filled with people, the fountains were spouting, a band was playing, clusters of chairs were gathered beneath all the lime-trees, and buxom
, white-capped nurses, seated along the benches, were offering to their infant charges the amplest facilities for nutrition.
There they stood amidst the densest bustle of Vanity; the dealers offering them their purple and fine linen and jewels, the men of wit and humor gibing at them, a pair of buxom
ladies ogling them askance, while the benevolent Mr.
As we paid the bucksheesh out to sore-eyed children and brown, buxom
girls with repulsively tattooed lips and chins, we filed through the town and by many an exquisite fresco, till we came to a bramble-infested inclosure and a Roman-looking ruin which had been the veritable dwelling of St.
But she has three things to protect her: the Duke of Egypt, who has taken her under his safeguard, reckoning, perchance, on selling her to some gay abbé; all his tribe, who hold her in singular veneration, like a Notre-Dame; and a certain tiny poignard, which the buxom
dame always wears about her, in some nook, in spite of the ordinances of the provost, and which one causes to fly out into her hands by squeezing her waist.
Sally had frank blue eyes, a broad brow, and plentiful shining hair; she was buxom
, with broad hips and full breasts; and her father, who was fond of discussing her appearance, warned her constantly that she must not grow fat.
Now he met a fair buxom
lass in a shady lane, and each gave the other a merry word and passed their way; now he saw a fair lady upon an ambling pad, to whom he doffed his cap, and who bowed sedately in return to the fair youth; now he saw a fat monk on a pannier-laden ass; now a gallant knight, with spear and shield and armor that flashed brightly in the sunlight; now a page clad in crimson; and now a stout burgher from good Nottingham Town, pacing along with serious footsteps; all these sights he saw, but adventure found he none.
They made their way to the top of the house and were escorted by a buxom
chambermaid to what was practically a step-ladder opening out on to a skylight.
Sara, at the time I met her, was a buxom
, phlegmatic spinster of sixty, equipped with an experience so tragic and unusual that though her tongue ran on for decades its output would still be of imperishable interest to her cronies.
The next day the houskeeping cook came to the door--a buxom
old woman with a look and a ready smile, and something in her manner which suggested that she had not begun life quite so respectably as she was now ending it.