Her Jacksonville hat and ribbons made her what her pretty eyes never could have donethe belle of the neighborhood.
The whole region of belle lettres fell under my inspection....
Henri IV., before he was king of Navarre, was desperately smitten by La belle Corisande, and when Henri was at war with the League, she sold her diamonds to raise for him a levy of 20,000 Gascons (1554-1620).
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (La Belle et la Bête'), from Les Contes Marines of Mde.
" BELLE CORDIERE (La), Louise Labé, who married Ennemond Perrin, a wealthy rope-maker (1526-1566).
BELLE CORISANDE (La), Diane comtesse de Gruiche et de Grammont (1554-1620).
BELLE'S STRATAGEM (The).
The "belle" is Letitia Hardy, and her stratagem was for the sake of winning the love of Doricourt, to whom she had been betrothed.
Mrs. Cowley, The Belle's Stratagem, (1780).
(The "Lady Touchwood" in Congreve's Double Dealer, not the "Lady Francis Touchwood" in Mrs. Cowley's Belle's Strategem, which is quite another character.) DOR'IMÉNE (3 syl.), daughter of Alcantor, beloved by Sganarelle (3 syl.)
His prayer to the Virgin, when he left for Syria, was: Que j'aime la plus belle, Et sois le plus vaillant!
The guests, on the bridal day, all cried aloud: Amour à la plus belle!
Bless mehere's a modern antique, masquerading in the country!why a village belle of queen Bess' days, looking as new and as fresh as the young 'squire's lodge, fresh out of the hands of his fancy architect.
At the close of Lent, the Duchesse de Bar, the King's sister, and her father-in-law, the Duc de Lorraine, arrived in France to welcome the new sovereign; who, together with her consort, met them at Monceaux, which estate, lately the property of la belle
 This residence, which was situated near the Bastille, and subsequently known as the Hôtel de Lesdiguières, was the same in which la belle Gabrielle had breathed her last.
Lizzy's pride kept her up before the old woman; she was in and out and everywhere, a pretty spot of crimson on either fair cheek, her eyes as sparkling and her step as light as any belle's in a ballroom, and her whole manner so gay and charming that Polly inwardly pronounced John Boynton a mighty fool, if he dodged such a pretty girl as that, and one with "means.
Imperial Rome is the beau idéal of the present government of la belle France; and we must own, that, when perusing the exhilarating pages of Suetonius, it has often occurred to our mind that there is something wanting in the list of high deeds related of those superb specimens of humanity exhibited in the Caligulas and Heliogabali.
Tu es si belle, je veux vous we
A BELLE OF METTLE IV.
It is natural for an Englishman to be reticent on such matters; but I do not mind owning to you that Marian Nowell is unforgotten by me, and that the loss of her will have an enduring influence upon my life; and having said as much as that, Belle, I must request that you will not expatiate any more upon this poor girl's breach of faith.
" "I am sorry you disapprove of my conduct, Belle; but as it is not a very pleasant subject, don't you think we may as well avoid it now and henceforward?" "O, very well, Gilbert," the lady exclaimed, with an offended air; "of course, if you choose to exclude me from your confidence, I must submit; but I do think it rather hard that your only sister should not be allowed to speak of a business that concerns you so nearly.
" "What good can arise out of any discussion of this subject, Belle?
" "And am I never to hope that you will find some one else, better worthy of your regard than Marian Nowell?" "I fear not, Belle.
La Belle au bois dormant.
Roses bloom for Bonny-Belle.