"Yet I am sensible of a great charm in this brightening moonlight
; and I love to watch how the day, tired as it is, lags away reluctantly, and hates to be called yesterday so soon.
The soft moonlight
soothed, and the wide expanse without gave a sense of freedom which refreshed me.
They were still surrounded by the magic plain bathed in moonlight
and spangled with stars.
Before us, in the flooding moonlight
, rose the noblest ruins we had ever looked upon--the Propylae; a small Temple of Minerva; the Temple of Hercules, and the grand Parthenon.
'What are you doing to the man?' demands Jasper, stepping out into the moonlight
from the shade.
It is not fair that a rather stout manufacturer should be called upon to sit in the moonlight
while a beautiful girl, to the accompaniment of soft music, reproaches him with having avoided her.
The rock shone bright, the kirk no less, That stands above the rock: The moonlight
steeped in silentness The steady weathercock.
The moon had risen and was shining in at the uncurtained window, illuminating the room with a soft, bluish light which seemed, somehow, a bit spooky, though I dare say it had no uncommon quality; all moonlight
is that way if you will observe it.
It was while gliding through these latter waters that one serene and moonlight
night, when all the waves rolled by like scrolls of silver; and, by their soft, suffusing seethings, made what seemed a silvery silence, not a solitude: on such a silent night a silvery jet was seen far in advance of the white bubbles at the bow.
Promptly afterwards, fresh sounds of astonishment arose; the window of the captain's room was thrown open with a slam and a jingle of broken glass, and a man leaned out into the moonlight
, head and shoulders, and addressed the blind beggar on the road below him.
And this slow spider which creepeth in the moonlight
, and this moonlight
itself, and thou and I in this gateway whispering together, whispering of eternal things--must we not all have already existed?
Its ordinary garrison was one regiment of three thousand men, but as we toiled up the steep side of the mountain in the returning moonlight
we perceived that there were several of such regiments encamped there.