"But they give such a ghostly, flickering light," protested Violet, as if it were in some way Mrs. Gilligan's fault.
Because I could not go when I saw that you wanted to turn me out of the garden!" His quivering words were spoken to a profile of bronze, over which flickered a smile as she answered with a prompting and disinterested analysis.
But in the calles, half in moonlight and half in shadow, night wears a more poetic air of mystery and quiet; and if a fear but come in passing some dread spot of tragic memory, a gentle Virgin at every turning, with a dingy, flickering flame beneath her image, is waiting to grant her gracefor is not Venice the Virgin City?
Leaving a picket at the front door and another at the back, the sergeant and he drove the trembling butler in front of them his shaking candle sending strange, flickering shadows over the old tapestries and the low, oak-raftered ceilings.
I shall always think of your face framed in evergreens, and with flickering firelight on it.
The end is nearthe fierce old tiger dies! Up there on purple cushion, in the light Of flickering lamps, pale Cæsar waits for morn; His sallow face, by hideous ulcers torn, Looks ghastlier than was e'er its wont tonight; Hollow the eyes; the fire of fell disease And burning fever runs through every limb; None but the aged leech abides with him, And Macro, trusted bearer of the keys.
We all three of us sat around a pine table, upon which faintly flickered a tallow candle in a soda-water bottle, that shed around a sickly glare (that is to say, the candle did).
The Prairie The skies are blue above my head, The prairie green below, And flickering o'er the tufted grass The shifting shadows go, Vague-sailing, where the feathery clouds Fleck white the tranquil skies, Black javelins darting where aloft The whirring pheasant flies.
But, while it vanished, the trail of its approach and disappearance flickered a moment before her shaking vision.
He turned his head towards her, and flickered his baby hands, and cooed with that indescribable voice that goes to every woman's heart.
"LIGHTNINGS MAY FLICKER ROUND MY HEAD" Lightnings may flicker round my head, And all the world seem doom, If you, like a wild rose, will walk Strangely into the room.
As we rode along, I noticed that the distant range of blue mountains before us, seemed to have risen from the earth, and to be reposing upon the line of flickering heat that marked the horizon, and, in a short time, that groups of trees and huge rocks appeared, standing high in air, like islands in mid ocean.
Now and then the little greenish-white light will-o'-the-wisped ahead, flickering hither, yon.
Here and there Follett would flicker his hook over the surface of a shaded pool, poise it at the foot of a ripple, skim it across an eddy, cast it under a shelf of rock or dangle it in some promising nook by the willow roots, shielding himself meanwhile as best he could; here behind a boulder, there bending a willow in front of him, again lying flat on the bank, taking care to keep even his shadow off the stream and to go silently.
The sun-blink that through drizzling mist, To flickering hope akin, Lone waves with feeble fondness kiss'd, No smile as faint can win; Yet not in vain, with radiance weak, The heavenly stranger gleams Not of the world it lights to speak, But that from whence it streams.
He gazed, but it was only at the end of an hour that he really saw them, for a greenish film floated before his eyes, permitting him only to see, as in the depths of water, flickering images of shifting tones.
Except for that flickering gas jet there was no sign of life anywhere; all the windows were shuttered or else in complete darkness.
Through the efforts at wakefulness, she watched the gleams that fell within from the carriage-lamps, the strange shadows on the roadside, the boughs tossing to the wind and flickering all their leaves in the speeding light; she watched, also, Mr. Raleigh's face, on which, in the fitful flashes, she detected a look of utter weariness.
It rose over America near the size of the moon, but blinding white to look at, and hot; and a breath of hot wind blew now with its rising and gathering strength, and in Virginia, and Brazil, and down the St. Lawrence valley, it shone intermittently through a driving reek of thunder-clouds, flickering violet lightning, and hail unprecedented.
A vivid, flickering pain in his arm woke him.
I can see them over "Manfrone; or the One-handed Monk," the room dark, the street silent, the hour ten, the tall, red, lurid candlewick waggling down, the flame flickering pale upon Miss Caroline's pale face as she read out, and lighting up honest Becky's goggling eyes, who sat silent, her work in her lap; she had not done a stitch of it for an hour.
For some reason, just then, there flickered through Peter's mind a picture of the Arkwright boy sitting hunched over in the cedar glade, staring at the needles.
His apprehensive glance flickered over the rocks and trees around hima thousand secure hiding places.
The women, neatly and cleanly clad, sat in long rows and offered their provisions for sale by the light of hundreds of torches; and, when the business was over, the slopes of the mountains were studded all over with flickering little points of brightness proceeding from the torches carried by the homeward-bound market women.
The Coolies seemed as merry as the Negroes, even about the face of the Chinese there flickered, at times, a feeble ray of interest.