You were told..." Helene laughed, "that Dolokhov was my lover
," she said in French with her coarse plainness of speech, uttering the word amant as casually as any other word, "and you believed it!
As when two doves, or two wood-pigeons, or as when Strephon and Phyllis (for that comes nearest to the mark) are retired into some pleasant solitary grove, to enjoy the delightful conversation of Love, that bashful boy, who cannot speak in public, and is never a good companion to more than two at a time; here, while every object is serene, should hoarse thunder burst suddenly through the shattered clouds, and rumbling roll along the sky, the frightened maid starts from the mossy bank or verdant turf, the pale livery of death succeeds the red regimentals in which Love had before drest her cheeks, fear shakes her whole frame, and her lover
scarce supports her trembling tottering limbs.
"When the news reached Leghorn that Felix was deprived of his wealth and rank, the merchant commanded his daughter to think no more of her lover
, but to prepare to return to her native country.
"Then you--weren't lovers
? Pollyanna's Voice was tragic with dismay.
's Lane opened out below the orchard at Green Gables and stretched far up into the woods to the end of the Cuthbert farm.
Fairer-than-a-Fairy lost no moment in which she could meet her lover
, and they enjoyed many long and interesting interviews.
We have seen how his imprudence in following Rosa into the garden had unmasked him in the eyes of the young damsel, and how the instinctive fears of Cornelius had put the two lovers
on their guard against him.
of sounds and sights, I replied, are, as I conceive, fond of fine tones and colours and forms and all the artificial products that are made out of them, but their mind is incapable of seeing or loving absolute beauty.
"I do not enter into the details of why a woman wants to see her lover
"Beautiful Alice laughed and said it was forty years since he had been her Aunt Una's lover
. He had been a tall, handsome young man then, and her Aunt Una was a beautiful girl of nineteen.
"Where my lover
calls I go-- Shame it were to treat him coldly--
Mainwaring's jealousy it was totally his own invention, and his account of her attaching Miss Mainwaring's lover
was scarcely better founded.