Fear, everywhere fear, of Naturethe spotted panther as some one calls her, as fair as cruel, as playful as treacherous.
Both were playful in manner, but melancholy by constitution, and in each there lurked an unsuspected sadness; both had tenderness in their mirth, and mirth in their tenderness; and both were born punsters, with more meaning in their puns than met the ear, and constantly bringing into sudden and surprising revelation the wonderful mysteries of words.
Notwithstanding his weight of character, he was so playful with the children, that his visits were always hailed by them, as delightful opportunities for fun and frolic.
It was a fine farce, and the Froments were delighted at showing themselves so playful on that warm May morning.
As patient under injury As any Christian saint of old, As gentle as a lamb with me, But with your brothers bold; More playful than a frolic boy, More watchful than a sentinel, By day and night your constant joy To guard and please me well.
I know that I have never forgotten my one miserable year with Jenkins, and I have been a sober, thoughtful dog in consequence of it, and not playful like some dogs who have never known what it is to be really unhappy.
It cannot be Mrs. Huntley, who is right under his nose, and who is, indeed, saying something playful to him over the top of her black fan.
He capered through, cutting and playful of bow, the melody of Dvorak's, which is as ironic as a grinning mask.
When she came round to me she'd only smile and touch me playful under the chin; and that made the sixpenny seats say, ''Ow womanly!'