Thereat the Sweetness
of the Strength of the Oak smiled upon me and said,--
The condition that had brought her to him passed in an illness, but she was like one who has discovered the sweetness
of the twisted apples, she could not get her mind fixed again upon the round perfect fruit that is eaten in the city apartments.
Her mind was every way equal to her person; nay, the latter borrowed some charms from the former; for when she smiled, the sweetness
of her temper diffused that glory over her countenance which no regularity of features can give.
has the power of affecting the sense of taste; heat, that of touch; and so it is with the rest of these qualities.
Had you seen her this morning, Mary," he continued, "attending with such ineffable sweetness
and patience to all the demands of her aunt's stupidity, working with her, and for her, her colour beautifully heightened as she leant over the work, then returning to her seat to finish a note which she was previously engaged in writing for that stupid woman's service, and all this with such unpretending gentleness, so much as if it were a matter of course that she was not to have a moment at her own command, her hair arranged as neatly as it always is, and one little curl falling forward as she wrote, which she now and then shook back, and in the midst of all this, still speaking at intervals to me, or listening, and as if she liked to listen, to what I said.
They sat together on low chairs upon the moonlit lawn, in their ears the murmur of the sea; upon their faces, gathering strength with the darkness, the night wind, salt and fragrant with all the sweetness
of dying flowers.
In came Penelope--with the natural sweetness
of women-- to kiss and make it up again; and--with the natural curiosity of women--to ask another question.
As a verbal melodist, especially a melodist of sweetness
and of stately grace, and as a harmonist of prolonged and complex cadences, he is unsurpassable.
The voice was that of a young man, and its sweetness
of tone and the agreeable things it uttered, led one to infer that its owner must be equally charming; but this had to be a mere matter of fancy, for no one was visible.
I am exceedingly gratified," said Bingley, "by your converting what my friend says into a compliment on the sweetness
of my temper.
And for fine devices, of arching water without spilling, and making it rise in several forms (of feathers, drinking glasses, canopies, and the like), they be pretty things to look on, but nothing to health and sweetness
They could taste the sweetness
of life with relish, and they could put the sweetness
aside and command life.