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.
Great therefore was his joy when he saw the usual evening meetings of the lovers
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.
Fairer-than-a-Fairy lost no moment in which she could meet her lover
, and they enjoyed many long and interesting interviews.
I do not enter into the details of why a woman wants to see her lover
has been faithful to her ever since; he has never married, and every June, on her birthday, he makes a pilgrimage to the old garden and sits for a long time in silence on the bench where he used to woo her on crimson eves and moonlight nights of long ago.
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.
She was a being apart, so far apart that he did not know how to draw near to her as a lover
should draw near.
lies wounded in this castle thy preferred lover