We therefore got all our things on board the same evening, and the next morning were ready to sail: in the meantime, lying at anchor at some distance from the shore, we were not so much concerned, being now in a fighting posture
, as well as in a sailing posture
, if any enemy had presented.
Athelstane shared his captivity, his bridle having been seized, and he himself forcibly dismounted, long before he could draw his weapon, or assume any posture
of effectual defence.
Or, perhaps, he would lift himself to a sitting posture
, blink at the fire for an unintelligent moment, throw a swift glance at his prostrate companion, and then cuddle down again with a grunt of sleepy content.
I made it worse by the way I started to a sitting posture
. I had shipped some water.
It was an elaborate bath, proceeding through many rooms, and combining many postures
I should have observed, that for an hour or more before they went off they were dancing, and I could easily discern their postures
and gestures by my glass.
The great Lord Hastings lay prone on his face, in a posture
in which there was a touch of something strange and stiff, with one elbow erect above his body, the arm being doubled, and his big, bony hand clutching the rank and ragged grass.
Then it was--with the very act of its announcing itself-- that her identity flared up in a change of posture
. She rose, not as if she had heard me, but with an indescribable grand melancholy of indifference and detachment, and, within a dozen feet of me, stood there as my vile predecessor.
I was struck with the singular posture
Grasping the sill I pulled myself up to a sitting posture
without looking into the building, and gazed down at the baffled animal beneath me.
He said something to his warriors explanatory of this singular posture
of affairs, and in vindication, perhaps, of the pacific temper of his son-in-law.
Several tens of thousands of the slain lay in diverse postures
and various uniforms on the fields and meadows belonging to the Davydov family and to the crown serfs- those fields and meadows where for hundreds of years the peasants of Borodino, Gorki, Shevardino, and Semenovsk had reaped their harvests and pastured their cattle.