Thaw with his gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer.
I say she's the best, the kindest, the gentlest, the sweetest girl in England; and that, bankrupt or no, my sisters are not fit to hold candles to her.
It seemed to her as if strength poured into her in electric streams, from every gentle touch and movement of the sleeping, confiding child.
It was not a beautiful face; it was too prematurely aged-looking, too thin and drawn, to be that; but it was a gentle, lovable face, in spite of its stamp of pinch and poverty, and upon it was that look of restful peace that comes to the faces of the sick sometimes when at last the pain has left them.
The thought of their gentle courtesy and genuine kindness brings a warm glow of joy and gratitude to my heart.
But now all dewy and fresh thou liest in our halls, like one on whom Apollo, lord of the silver bow, hath descended and slain him with his gentle darts."
For Thou hiddest these things from the wise, and revealedstthem to babes; that they that labour and are heavy laden might comeunto Him, and He refresh them, because He is meek and lowly inheart; and the meek He directeth in judgment, and the gentle Heteacheth His ways, beholding our lowliness and trouble, andforgiving all our sins.
The old man knew that the elder Zossima, who was living inthe monastery hermitage, had made a special impression upon his“gentle boy.”
So that’s where you want to be,my gentle boy?”
Mrs. Thornton wrenched it away with no gentle hand.
She had been so subdued in her grief, so thoughtful for others, so gentle and patient in all things, that he could not understand her impatient ways to-night; she seemed agitated and restless; and at all the tenderness which her father in his turn now lavished upon her, she only cried the more.
Your emperor, Though grown unkind, would be more gentle, than To upbraid my queen for loving him too well.
“Yes, Dolly, as gentle as your own kitten; come and pat him.”
two “Ye know yourself well how that ye came here Into this house, it is not long ago;And though to me ye be right lefe* and dear, loved Unto my gentles ye be nothing so: *nobles, gentlefolk They say, to them it is great shame and woe For to be subject, and be in servage,To thee, that born art of small lineage.
“WELL said, by *corpus Domini,” quoth our Host; the Lord’s body*“Now longe may’st thou saile by the coast, Thou gentle Master, gentle Marinere.
whether he wearThis firste stock was full of righteousness, True of his word, sober, pious, and free, Clean of his ghost, and loved business, pure of spiritAgainst the vice of sloth, in honesty; And, but his heir love virtue as did he, He is not gentle, though he riche seem, All wear he mitre, crown, or diademe.
That gentle creature, after a moment’s thoughtful survey of the carpet, delivered herself with much dry unction as follows.
I am kneeling down to you, begging and praying you not to be as hard with me as I deserve—as I well, well, know I deserve—but to be so gentle and so good, as to write down something of him, and to send it to me.
The newly arrived gentleman put on a summer coat, and coming out to the gateway of the hostelry, which was wide and cool, addressing Don Quixote, who was pacing up and down there, he asked, "In what direction is your worship bound, gentle sir?"
To rule is more absolute and autocratic than to govern; to sway is to move by quiet but effectual influence; to mold is not only to influence feeling and action, but to shape character; to manage is to secure by skilful contrivance the doing of one's will by those whom one can not directly control; a wise mother, by gentle means, sways the feelings and molds the lives of her children; to be able to manage servants is an important element of good housekeeping.