The cathedral towers and the full gables of the quaint old houses were just beginning to blush in the sunrise.
He is a rather quaint fellow on the whole, coy though not feebleminded in the medical sense.
On the far side of the open stood one of the hills, with two quaint, craggy peaks shining vividly in the sun.
The village of Hurley, five minutes’ walk from the lock, is as old a little spot as there is on the river, dating, as it does, to quote the quaint phraseology of those dim days, “from the times of King Sebert and King Offa.”
They were all standing or sitting about in the most quaint and curious attitudes I have ever seen off a Japanese fan.
Pesca's quaint announcement of the means by which he had procured me my present employment; the farewell evening I had passed with my mother and sister; even my mysterious adventure on the way home from Hampstead--had all become like events which might have occurred at some former epoch of my existence.
The first man whom I thought of under these circumstances was also the only Italian with whom I was intimately acquainted--my quaint little friend, Professor Pesca.
In less than one minute of time he was so altered from the easy, lively, quaint little man of all my past experience, that if I had met him in the street, changed as I saw him now, I should most certainly not have known him again.
I laughed at the quaint message; but Holmes showed unwonted seriousness.
In the course of his nightly patrols, he had long grown accustomed to the quaint effect with which the footfalls of a single person, while he is still a great way off, suddenly spring out distinct from the vast hum and clatter of the city.
I had often read the story, but I had never felt the charm of Rip’s slow, quaint, kind ways as I did in the play.
Never again after this quaint failure did Mecca make an effective rally against Muhammad, and one by one its leading men came over to his side.
Quaint little chap!
“Walk in, Mr. Franklin,” he said, opening the door behind him, with his quaint old-fashioned bow. “
And in that midst their sportive pennons wav’d Thousands of angels; in resplendence each Distinct, and quaint adornment.
One photograph, taken by Miss Wright in the summer of 1917, when she was sixteen, shows her cousin, then a child of ten, with a group of four fairies dancing in the air before her, and in the other, taken some months afterwards, Elsie, seated on the grass, has a quaint gnome dancing beside her.
In showing me the negative, Iris only remarked it as being a quaint little picture that she could not make out!"
Java seems specially prolific in these graceful creatures, and the kinds most common there are two distinct types, both monochromatic--one indigo blue with faint metallic gleamings, and the other a study in all known shades of yellow--quaint, but wonderfully effective and attractive.
Then eight squares past the fine old estates his childish eyes had known, and the quaint brick sidewalks so often trodden by his youthful feet.
"I'll take you to some jolly old-fashioned place--the Bristol say--" leaving his father speechless at hearing that the century-long home of kings and emperors was now spoken of as an old-fashioned inn, where one went for its quaint inconveniences and lingering local colour.
There swept through his mind a procession of figures in quaint dress and with faces not unlike his own, remembered from portraits and family legends, men and women to whom this room had been familiar, within whose limits they had suffered, cried out a too-powerful agony, and died.
They went to a little country farmhouse which ranged along the track in lieu of a depot, and sang a quaint air from some old-time comic opera.
She had arrived in our quaint town just a few months after my parents’ deaths in that horrific car accident.
At the corner of the neighbouring streets huge bills repeated in quaint letters “Lucie de Lammermoor-Lagardy-Opera-etc.”
The quaint old garden had sheltered many pairs of lovers, and seemed expressly made for them, so sunny and secluded was it, with nothing but the tower to overlook them, and the wide lake to carry away the echo of their words, as it rippled by below.
2 The sun was low in the west one winter day, When down a narrow aisle amid the thieves and outlaws of the land, (There by the hundreds seated, sear-faced murderers, wily counterfeiters, Gather'd to Sunday church in prison walls, the keepers round, Plenteous, well-armed, watching with vigilant eyes,) Calmly a lady walk'd holding a little innocent child by either hand, Whom seating on their stools beside her on the platform, She, first preluding with the instrument a low and musical prelude, In voice surpassing all, sang forth a quaint old hymn.
Cap'n Phin Davies seemed to know something, and it was nearly always funny, about every one who lived in the quaint houses set here and there under century old trees.
Yet it was not at their whiteness she frowned but at a sudden recollection of Mrs. Milliken's: "Always wear your hair like that, my lamb, it is so beautifully quaint."
From inside the underground world of hacking itself, all these perceptions seem quaint, wrongheaded, stupid, or meaningless.
Why did you say I was ‘quaint?’”
However, no amount of public uproar seemed to swerve the “quaint” Dr. Denning in the slightest.
They were very happy, Dick rejoiced exceedingly, Captain Ben was pleased, Brack congratulated them in his quaint way before he returned to Torquay.
The quaint remark of the President to an applicant, “My dear sir, I have not much influence with the Administration,” was one of Lincoln’s little jokes.
A very quaint expression came into the other's face.
The fireplace was an old one, built by some Dutch merchant long ago, and paved all round with quaint Dutch tiles, designed to illustrate the Scriptures.
Dorothy's destination was a little, quaint, old-fashioned stone house that stood close by the roadside at the beginning of the village street.
First there was the old-fashioned dining-room, with its carved oak furniture, blue china, and rows of shining pewter; its choice prints on the walls, its bookshelves, overflowing with interesting volumes; and the desk where Aunt Barbara wrote in the mornings--a room that seemed made especially for comfort, and reached its acme of cosiness on a cold winter's day, when arm-chairs were drawn up to the blazing fire that burnt in the quaint dog grate.
This was to be held on the twelfth of May, partly because it was the anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of the present building, and partly because, being old May Day, it gave an opportunity for many quaint and charming methods of celebration.
The talisman, round and anciently quaint, was covered with Sanskrit characters.
Ram Gopal took my hand and led me to a quaint hamlet.
"We passed by quaint shops, one of them the favorite eating haunt of Yoganandaji during his college days, and finally entered a narrow, walled lane.
For many hours our road ran deviously through cultivated land, where the peasants at their labour laid down their tools and gathered into knots to watch us pass, and quaint, flat-roofed villages, whence the women snatched up their children and fled at the sight of us.
Coloures know I none, withoute dread, doubt But such colours as growen in the mead, Or elles such as men dye with or paint; Colours of rhetoric be to me quaint; strange My spirit feeleth not of such mattere.
And therefore have I great necessityUpon this quaint* world to advise** me.
O sweete harm so quaint!
It’s a quaint place, and they are quaint company, and it’s quite a new sensation to mix with them.’
Then I began to notice that there were some quaint little specks floating in the rays of the moonlight.
To stop and see people, and learn something of their life, and to fill our minds and memories with all the colour and picturesqueness of the whole wild, beautiful country and the quaint people!