They raised two or three lanterns to her face, and by their light they distinguished the features of a woman to all appearance of the age of sixteen or a little more, with her hair gathered into a gold and green silk net, and fair as a thousand pearls.
22:006:010 Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?
And the fairest is also the loveliest?
Is not this a way which you have with the fair: one has a snub nose, and you praise his charming face; the hook-nose of another has, you say, a royal look; while he who is neither snub nor hooked has the grace of regularity: the dark visage is manly, the fair are children of the gods; and as to the sweet 'honey pale,' as they are called, what is the very name but the invention of a lover who talks in diminutives, and is not adverse to paleness if appearing on the cheek of youth?
11:17This fair is no new-erected business, but a thing of ancient standing; I will show you the original of it.
This fair, therefore, is an ancient thing, of long standing, and a very great fair.
18:042:015 And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.
If you have time to come with me," said she, "I will bring you into a stately palace, where you shall see a lady as fair as the day.
“Your complexion is just as fair as Ruby’s,” said Diana earnestly, “and your hair is ever so much darker than it used to be before you cut it.”
This woman was young, and as fair as a European.
Part III32 A Horse FairNo doubt a horse fair is a very amusing place to those who have nothing to lose; at any rate, there is plenty to see.
Mrs. Briggs often goes out shopping for hours, or making calls, and then she pays down fair and honorable like a lady; there's no beating down or making three hours into two hours and a half, as some folks do; and it is easy work for the horses; not like tearing along to catch trains for people that are always a quarter of an hour too late; and if I don't oblige her in this matter it is very likely we shall lose them altogether.
daintily, neatly Y-clad he was full small and properly, All in a kirtle of a light waget*; girdle *sky blue Full fair and thicke be the pointes set, And thereupon he had a gay surplice,As white as is the blossom on the rise*. *
forbidden Pardie, as fair as ye his name emplaster, plaster over, “whitewash”He was a lechour, and an idolaster, idohater And in his eld he very* God forsook.
But, Sirs, one word forgot I in my tale; I have relics and pardon in my mail,As fair as any man in Engleland,Which were me given by the Pope’s hand.
No account I make of dances, Or of strains that pleased thee so, Keeping thee awake from midnight Till the cocks began to crow; Or of how I roundly swore it That there's none so fair as thou; True it is, but as I said it, By the girls I'm hated now.
Fair be the fortunes of such a master and such a servant, the one the cynosure of knight-errantry, the other the star of squirely fidelity!
Nothing so fair, so pure, and at the same time so large, as a lake, perchance, lies on the surface of the earth.
As he answered me his face grew stern, and he said in quite a different tone:-- "Oh, it was the grim irony of it all--this so lovely lady garlanded with flowers, that looked so fair as life, till one by one we wondered if she were truly dead; she laid in that so fine marble house in that lonely churchyard, where rest so many of her kin, laid there with the mother who loved her, and whom she loved; and that sacred bell going 'Toll!
To see this woman, so beautiful, fair as the brightest vision, to see her by turns overcome with grief and threatening; to resist at once the ascendancy of grief and beauty--it was too much for a visionary; it was too much for a brain weakened by the ardent dreams of an ecstatic faith; it was too much for a heart furrowed by the love of heaven that burns, by the hatred of men that devours.