Gentlest of readers, have you ever passed a few days at Tunbridge Wells?
He had never been so impressed by the fact before, but all these native people, even in their gentlest moods, frowned in a chronic perplexity and wore their wide mouths open.
Lady, I am a Soldieryet in my gentlest Terms I humbly beg to kiss your lovely Hands Death!
A moment's awful pour of feeling, and then came the gentlest, softest of knocks.
There, with many lamentations over the smoothness of his hair and the brevity of his nails, the Jogi besprinkled and besmeared Ananda agreeably to his own pattern, and scored him with chalk and ochre until the peaceful apostle of the gentlest of creeds resembled a Bengal tiger.
So he set himself at once to pay his court to the Egyptian, and gave her his advice, 'to go,' in the Homeric style, to Cilicia, 'in her best attire,' and bade her fear nothing from Antony, the gentlest and kindest of soldiers.
(35) Another Mountain Shepherd, 'the gentlest of the wise,' leaned over the deathbed.
5 If it be he who, gentlest of the wise, Taught, soothed, loved, honoured, the departed one.
Gentlest of the wise.
The dancing being done, Romeo watched the place where the lady stood; and under favour of his masking habit, which might seem to excuse in part the liberty, he presumed in the gentlest manner to take her by the hand, calling it a shrine, which if he prophaned by touching it, he was a blushing pilgrim, and would kiss it for atonement.
A few days after this she told me in the gentlest manner possible, that sir Edward and herself were of opinion it would conduce to my happiness to pass a year or two at school.
She said, in the gentlest tone imaginable, "My dear miss Wilmot, my mother begs you will come down to breakfast.
The points of small scissors may be useful, and when there is much resistance, as also apparent pain to the bird, the process must be conducted in the gentlest manner, and the shell separated into a number of small pieces.
Is it by such a hand as thine that the gentlest heart that ever beat is stilled in death?
He, from the taste obscene reclaims our youth, And sets the passions on the side of truth, Forms the soft bosom with the gentlest art, And pours each human virtue in the heart.
Love guard thee, gentlest!
Deign, gentlest of thy sex, to accept thus publicly of those sighs which I have long poured forth upon thy account.
Disappointment and misfortune are calculated to inspire asperity into the gentlest heart.
The baronet raised him in his arms, and, with the gentlest accents that friendship ever poured into a mortal ear, recovered him to life and perception.
"Go on, thou gentlest of thy sex, and charm me with that angel voice!
"I don't know what he is myselfexcept that he's the straightest, gentlest, kindest, simplest fellow that ever walked.
I had previously known her as the gentlest, the sweetest, and the most attractive of my female acquaintances; but now I found her to be a woman of keen intellect and quick appreciation.
It was the same with the Vaynes and Avorys; they were all more than kind to her, and she longed to receive their attention with open arms; but she could not: the fact was, her wounded heart was so tender that it shrank even from the gentlest touch.
It was impossible not to pity her, and Ida in her gentlest and quietest of voices, said: "I will wait here, will not go through the gate until your groom comes up.
So soft was the touch of his fangs that I was only just conscious my hand was in his mouth by now and then the gentlest reminder.
In his dispositions he is represented to have been ever calm and amiable; and but for his metaphysical errors and reveries, and a singular incapability of conceiving the existing state of things as it practically affects the nature and condition of man, to have possessed many of the gentlest qualities of humanity.
And still Marina was, as she had always been, the gentlest influence in his reckless life,to some slight extent an inspiring one,steadying his daring yet generous instincts into a course that was occasionally nearer to nobility than he could ever have chanced upon without her, yet never able to instil a higher motive power than came from pleasing her.
and yet as mild And patient as the gentlest child!
She answered, in the gentlest tone, that "these were idle stories, which they were wrong to believe; tales like these were what caused at once the misery of the people and that of the best of kings.
He knew how to reconcile the most enterprising spirit with the coolest moderation; the most obstinate perseverance with the easiest flexibility; the most severe justice with the gentlest lenity; the greatest vigour in commanding with the most perfect affability of deportment
" The poem closes with this fitting epitaph for the hero: "Quoth they that he was a world-king forsooth, The mildest of all men, unto men kindest, To his folk the most gentlest, most yearning of fame.
Extract from roses gentlest winds, Such odors as young Hymen finds At sweet Arabian nuptialls; let The youthfull graces here beget Soe smooth a peace that every breath May blesse this marriage of Death.
Could this be true and meant, sweet sir, to me, I should be kinder then the gentlest spring That warms the world and makes fierce beasts so tame And trees to swell themselves to cheerefull greene; More jocund then the proudest quire of birds, What ere they be that in the woods so wide Doe sing their merry catches.
Her mouthan honest mouth, that was one mercyquivered and shrank when she was addressed suddenly, as if she felt herself to be a sort of foot-ball that the world was kicking about at pleasure,your gentlest smile might prove a blow.
I now took my knife, determined to cut away the woodbine, and break the twigs in the gentlest manner possible, till I could get a view of his head.
But no, Miss Linley was foolish enough to be captivated by genius, and charmed by such poems as the quiet boy wrote to her, of which this is, perhaps, one of the prettiest: 'Dry that tear, my gentlest love; Be hush'd that struggling sigh, Nor seasons, day, nor fate shall prove More fix'd, more true than I. Hush'd be that sigh, be dry that tear; Cease boding doubt, cease anxious fear: Dry be that tear.
This interpreting of accidents and coincidences into judgments is a breach of charity and humility, only not universal among all sects and parties of this period, and common to the best and gentlest men in all; we should not therefore bring it in charge against any one in particular.
Grandpa Dennis is one of the kindest and gentlest, as well as one of the wisest men I know; and although his step is somewhat feeble, and the few locks that are left him are gray, he is still more hale and hearty than many a younger man.
" "The labour of rising from the ground," said the artist, "will be great, as we see it in the heavier domestick fowls; but as we mount higher, the earth's attraction, and the body's gravity, will be gradually diminished, till we shall arrive at a region, where the man will float in the air without any tendency to fall; no care will then be necessary but to move forwards, which the gentlest impulse will effect.
Whatever may have been their other faults, Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, were wise and kind-hearted rulers; Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius were among the very gentlest and noblest sovereigns whom the world has ever seen.
unletter'd minds to sway, It is not these that most display Thy sweetest charms, thy gentlest thrall, Words, phrases, fashions, pass away, But TRUTH and NATURE live through all.
I saw nothing but peaceful, glorious sights; spaces of clear blue sky; stretches of quiet lawns; lovely valleys threaded by the gentlest of streams; azure lakes, unruffled by a breath; calms far out on mid-ocean, and Alpine peaks bathed in the flush of an autumnal sunset.
When the child had gathered enough, and the tree was still lying on the earth, he again went to it, stroked it, and said in his gentlest voice: "Arise, palm, arise.
" "I dare say you'll enjoy doing that," Angela remarked, in her gentlest voice.
Madam, your kind silence reminds me, in the gentlest, the most considerate way possible, that I am not here to relieve the tedium of a life made lonely by a bereavement equal to your own, in conversation however beguiling, or in quest of a sympathy of which, I dare to say, I feel assured.
"I have to explain," he yelled in his gentlest manner, "that two of the boxers have failed to turn up.
It encourages the highest and gentlest qualities of man's naturehis enterprise, courage, patience, sympathy, above all, his trust.
On one occasion, while an unattended lady was walking up the avenue from my front gate to the door, through the garden grounds, the animal approached from behind, in the gentlest manner possible, and placed his fore feet on her shoulders.
Thousands and thousands of them perch and chatter on the rocks and fly screaming in the air, amongst them being guillemots, kittiwakes, gulls, terns, cormorants, puffins, and eider-ducks, for which latter St. Cuthbert is said to have had great affection; certainly they are the gentlest of these wild sea-fowl.
Tender and agreeable sentiments steal into the soul, and are by the smallest opposition wound up into the most impetuous fury: Jealousy kindles with love; discord triumphs; and the gentlest of passions requires sacrifices of human blood to appease it.
Ah, gentlest angel, be not more severe Than the dear heavens unto a loving prayer!
She says she was the quietest and gentlest of creatures and wished only to be loved, and yet because of her there was a war for four or five years at Troy, and the city was burned which had remarkable towers; and some of the gods of the Greeks took her side, my mother says, and some she says were against her, and they quarrelled upon Olympus where they live, and all because of Helen. Arolind:
Sensibility may, by an incessant attention to elegance and propriety, be quickened to a tenderness inconsistent with the condition of humanity, irritable by the smallest asperity, and vulnerable by the gentlest touch.
The beautiful hills of Somerset and Dorset, fading into the gentlest tones of soft purple and blue, ring the horizon on every side.
Whatever posterity may do with his music, he has left a life-story of strange perplexities, in which apparent frenzies of effeminacy and hysteria, of passionate terror and helplessness at self-control fall in strange contrast with the temper of his music, which at its gentlest is masculinely gentle and at its fiercest is virile to the point of the barbaric.
BETH MARCH, the third and gentlest sister in Louisa M. Alcott's novel "Little Women" (1868).
Mr. Dodgson was ever the kindest and gentlest of friends, bringing sunshine into the house with him.
"Was there ever gentlest shepherd Half so gentle, half so sweet, As the Saviour, who would have us Come and gather round his feet? "There's a wideness in God's mercy, Like the wideness of the sea; There's a kindness in his justice Which is more than liberty.
We find it getting crooked; but with the gentlest touch of thumb and finger, we can straighten it out.
Thou didst direct the gentlest breath, That o'er the sleeping waters stole; Thine is the dreadful voice of death, In which thy angry thunders roll.
Fixin' fer Christmas dinner, Emarine dear?" "Yes, ma'am," said Emarine in her very gentlest tone.
The wind was not very fresh, nor were the seas high; but the restless ocean, even in its slumbers, exhibits the repose of a giant, whose gentlest heavings are formidable and to be looked to.
At its close, I find in a different handwritingMadam, may I guess it to be your own?the addendumlet me see,Ah, yes, it says merely two words: 'The darling!'" He approached, and laid just the lightest, gentlest hand upon the shoulder of the disturbed woman, who sat speechless, her face suffused.
It made my heart ache to be unkind to him, for he was the gentlest and most serviceable friend I had in Montenegro, but I could get nothing to give him if I had paid a guinea the pound for it, and he would not let me sleep.
" A few more remarks were made by several of those who stood on the quarter-deck, suggesting a treatment of the Esquimaux which was not of the gentlest nature, for they felt indignant that their hospitality had been abused.
What have I done, O sweetest, dearest, gentlest mother mine, That I thy son shouldst bring thee to thy death?
And when the scenes of life are faded From our dim eyes like phantom-things, When gentlest hearts with gloom are shaded, And cease to thrill at Fancy's strings, Thou, like the rainbow's form, When summer skies are dark, Shalt give thy light amid the storm, And guide the Wanderer's bark!
The gentlest devil ever spiked Lost Souls Into Hell-mouth,for nothing-by-the-day!
No proved spy, she, no incarcerated prisoner, yet the most gravely warned, though gentlest, suspect in all the recalcitrant city.
A lambthe gentlest of the flock, which had become accustomed to her caresseshad followed her like a dog.
At times it seems that the simplest terms are beyond his understanding, and then the gentlest reproof opens the flood-gate, and submerges his faculties for the day.
What am I to understand by this?" "That I have dared, sir, to indulge a fond, a hopeless love, inspired by the gentlest and most innocent of her sexthat I have striven, and striven, to forget and flee from itthat I have failedthat I come to confess the fault, to ask your pardon, and depart.
While she and the "brute" had the little joke between them, which she later confided to Ben, that Jack McMillan's misdemeanors were merely the result of an undisciplined nature handled unsympathetically, and that at heart he was the gentlest dog in Nome.
* THE GENTLEST ART.
" "Lisner," said the Major in his gentlest tone, "be well advised and leave my daughter be.
But some one far away back in human life found God first, and said to Him the first prayer; some hard, untutored savage found out the gentlest and loveliest fact in our religion.
You put out your hand in the gentlest manner to pat any one of them you meet, and he will instinctively turn away his head for fear of a beating.
We come to wear one cut of face and figure, and acquire by degrees the gentlest asinine expression.
By no other trees are they rendered so extensively and impressively visible; not even by the lordly tropic palms or tree-ferns responsive to the gentlest breeze.
"She had," says a friend, "the gentlest touch with children.
Written in the most devout and reverent spirit by one of the gentlest and most refined of scholars, and full of deep Scriptural knowledge, it furnished for some years the material for the most savage attacks and the bitterest sneers to the opponents of the movement.
In one of those sweet dreams I slept, Kind Nature's gentlest boon!
The gentlest Shade that walked Elysian plains Might sometimes covet dissoluble chains; Even for the tenants of the zone that lies Beyond the stars, celestial Paradise, Methinks 'twould heighten joy, to overleap 5 At will the crystal battlements, and peep Into some other region, though less fair, To see how things are made and managed there.
But, leaving each unquiet theme Where gentlest judgments may misdeem, And prompt to welcome every gleam 15 Of good and fair, Let us beside this limpid Stream Breathe hopeful air.
Bowie was a forbidding fellow, and Asher, who was between Bowie and Pitt in age, while he was as big and strong as any of them, was the gentlest man I ever saw in his manners.
I ask you to grant me but one boonthat I may die with her!" "Nay, my friend, gentlest squire of dames, defender of the oppressed, I have better things in store for you and your maid than that!" He paused and looked a long while at me, as it seemed, chewing the cud of revenge upon that which he had to say to me.
Nature, the gentlest mother, Impatient of no child, The feeblest or the waywardest, Her admonition mild In forest and the hill
It must be allowed indeed, that to break an English free-born officer only for blasphemy, was, to speak the gentlest of such an action, a very high strain of absolute power.
He glanced round the table, and then said in his gentlest voice, "Well, Payne, I don't quite know from what point of view you are speakingfrom the point of view of serious investigation, or of edification, or of mere curiosity?
It is Dr. Guggenbühl, the mildest, the gentlest of men, but one of those calm, reflecting minds that push on after a worthy object, undismayed by difficulties, undeterred by ridicule or rebuff.
Sailors there are of gentlest breed, Yet strong, like every goodly thing; The discipline of arms refines, And the wave gives tempering.
" "But, marchesa," pleaded Trenta, in the gentlest voice, "I am desolated, as you can conceivedesolated; but what could I do? Yesterday was the festival of the Holy Countenance, that solemn anniversary that brings prosperity to our dear city!"
Cursing in his heart the faithlessness of Mrs. Puckridge, he assumed his coldest, hardest professional manner, felt her pulse with the gentlest, yet most peremptory inquiry, gave her attendant some authoritative directions, and left her, saying he would call again in the afternoon.
The King, then, was mounted on a superb milk-white steed, with wide-flowing mane and tail, and of the easiest and gentlest pace.
Not that I can recall any memorable peculiarities; for the country, most of the way, is a succession of the gentlest swells and subsidences, affording wide and far glimpses of champaign-scenery here and there, and sinking almost to a dead level as we draw near Stratford.
He that sees clear is gentlest of his words, And that's not truth that hath the heart to kill.
The man did not turn; he continued to lay down his cards with monotonous regularity, and while he was doing it he said in the gentlest voice that had ever reached the ear of Jerry Strann: "Better stay where you are, stranger.
"Well, after I had had it for a year it was the most faithful and the gentlest dog I ever owned.
In discipline stern, in a just resolution inflexible, he was full of the gentlest affections, ever ready to solace the distressed and to relieve the needy, faithful to his friends, fervid for his country.
When, therefore, Terence and Thomas de Lancey made their appearance, and were walked in for exhibition by their proud and happy sister, there was some surprise at the sight of two peculiarly refined, quiet boys, with colourless complexions, soft, sleepy, long-lashed, liquid brown eyes, the lowest of full voices, and the gentlest of manners, as if nothing short of an explosion could rouse them.