costume, uniting as it did two centuries, was worn by the chevalier with the high-bred grace of an old French marquis, the secret of which is lost to France since the day when Fleury, Mole's last pupil, vanished.
had been so sudden and so unexpected that it left me for a moment forgetful of aught else than my strange metamorphosis.
But when I slept, or when the virtue of the medicine wore off, I would leap almost without transition
(for the pangs of transformation grew daily less marked) into the possession of a fancy brimming with images of terror, a soul boiling with causeless hatreds, and a body that seemed not strong enough to contain the raging energies of life.
I scarcely noticed the transition
from the companion on my right hand to the lurching dog at my side.
There was no sensible transition
from one state of mind to the other.
Everything, however, passed satisfactorily by a lazy and fascinating transition
into the sphere of art, that is, into the beautiful forms of life, lying ready, largely stolen from the poets and novelists and adapted to all sorts of needs and uses.
What these happy persons took for reality was but a dream; but it was a dream so soft, so voluptuous, so enthralling, that they sold themselves body and soul to him who gave it to them, and obedient to his orders as to those of a deity, struck down the designated victim, died in torture without a murmur, believing that the death they underwent was but a quick transition
to that life of delights of which the holy herb, now before you had given them a slight foretaste.
Next, by a natural transition
, the conversation passed to the coming fete- day; whereupon, the old man proceeded to hold forth extensively on the subject of gifts.
But Elizabeth was not formed for ill-humour; and though every prospect of her own was destroyed for the evening, it could not dwell long on her spirits; and having told all her griefs to Charlotte Lucas, whom she had not seen for a week, she was soon able to make a voluntary transition
to the oddities of her cousin, and to point him out to her particular notice.
On such an evening Antonio could do nothing but converse of my absent friend; he dwelt on the indescribable grace of your person, the lustre of your eye, and the vermilion of your lips, until exhausted language could furnish no more epithets of rapture: then the transition
to your mind was natural and easy; and it was while listening to his honied accents that I thought my Julia herself was talking.
She spoke slowly, though quite fluently, often pausing after a question, or before any transition
By a transition
so quiet as to be scarcely perceptible, the directress's manner changed; the anxious business-air passed from her face, and she began chatting about the weather and the town, and asking in neighbourly wise after M.