He held out his hand, which I took and pressed in mine,--silently, to be sure; but then no words could tell how I had felt, and now felt,--how humiliated!
If we have not observed it in others, some of us, perhaps, may remember it in ourselves, when we have stood before some fine picture, though with a sense of pleasure, yet for many minutes in a manner abstracted,--silently passing through all its harmonious transitions without the movement of a muscle, and hardly conscious of action, till we have suddenly found ourselves returning on our steps.
He was a gentleman about fifty,--silent and retiring in his habits.
In 1831 Lord Grey appointed Sydney Smith a Canon Resilentiary of St. Paul's; but still the mitre was withheld, although it has since appeared that Lord Grey had destined him for one of the first vacancies in England.
Leto (Roman Latona), another wife of Zeus, and mother of Apollo and Diana, was a very different personage from Hera, being the impersonation of all those womanly qualities which are valued in woman,--silent, unobtrusive, condescending, chaste, kindly, ready to help and tend, and subordinating herself to her children.
Her grandfather, a strong unsilent sheep-rancher, was against this inept decadent and converted to his view that saintly worldling, the gorgeous Cardinal Camperioni.
Even those who had never seen the white scars on Dick Venner's wrist, or heard the half-told story of her supposed attempt to do a graver mischief, knew well enough by looking at her that she was one of the creatures not to be tampered with,--silent in anger and swift in vengeance.
"I foresee," said Cornelius Heemskerk, "that I, a peaceful man, who ought to be painting blue plates in Holland, will be drawn into danger in the great, dark wilderness again, and that you will be there with me, Mynheer Henry, Mynheer Paul, Mynheer the Wise Solomon, Mynheer the Silent Tom, and Mynheer the Very Long James.
Give me your word--your promise to keep silent--to keep De Folligny silent--" She had turned, her chin upon her shoulder, away from him.
Our thrushes now are silent,-- Our swallows flown away,-- But Robin's here in coat of brown, And scarlet breast-knot gay.
He was silent,--and sat looking at his handsome left hand with the red stone ring upon it.--Is he going to fall in love with Iris?
I think, indeed, his guns are silent;--but, see!
All the world admired Wilks except his brother manager: amidst the repeated bursts of applause which he extorted, Booth alone continued silent.--DAVIES.
Many of them, to get a fee, will give physic to every one that comes, when there is no cause, and they do so irritare silentem morbum, as Heurnius complains, stir up a silent disease, as it often falleth out, which by good counsel, good advice alone, might have been happily composed, or by rectification of those six non-natural things otherwise cured.
Full of classic souvenirs we went to descend into the Cave of the Sybil, and as we descended I could not refrain from repeating aloud Virgil's lines: Di quibus imperium est animarum umbrasque silentes, etc.
When the others reached the wide outer stair of their own veranda, and the coachman's companion had sprung down and opened the carriage, Mandeville was still telling of Mandeville, and no gentle hearer had found any chance to ask further about that missing one of whom the silentest was famishing to know whatever--good or evil--there was to tell.
Now as they sat there, very silent,--faint and far-away upon the still night air, they heard a sound; a silvery, rhythmic sound, it was,--like the musical clash of fairy cymbals which drew rapidly nearer, and nearer; and Bellew felt that Miss Priscilla's hand was trembling upon his arm as she leaned forward, listening with a smile upon her parted lips, and a light in her eyes that was ineffably tender.
It may be imprudent to be longer silent.--Gertrude, frightful, horrible suspicions have been engendered in my mind by what we have this day witnessed."
When he had finished,--and she was silent,--he thought that she was angry, and turned about--expecting to see her gathering up her things to go.
NOTE VII.--When the verb has different forms, that form should be adopted, which is the most consistent with present and reputable usage in the style employed: thus, to say familiarly, "The clock hath stricken;"--"Thou laughedst and talkedst, when thou oughtest to have been silent;"--"He readeth and writeth, but he doth not cipher," would be no better, than to use don't, won't, can't, shan't, and didn't, in preaching.
Sir Maurice stood immoveable and silent.--He looked up, and the man answered the anxious expression of his eyes. "
We were both silent,--I from disappointment and apprehension.
"--"I sat silent;"--"I sat silently musing.
Di, quibus imperium est animarum, umbraeque silentes, Et Chaos, et Phlegethon, loca nocte silentia late; Sit mihi fas audita loqui!
Silentiarii were properly officers charged with maintaining order at court; but this duty, which was perhaps performed by deputy, seems to have been generally entrusted to persons of distinction.
Nos autem nouem per vallem processimus in silentio, et cum cordis ea deuotione, quam quisque sibi potuerit obtinere: et ecce in breui transacto spatio apparuerunt cumuli massarum auri et argenti, et preciosorum copia vasorum.
The Odes are 4-5ths done by Hood, a silentish young man you met at Islinton one day, an invalid.
Fraudem aperiens ostendit ei non aquam sed silentium iracundiae moderari.
This book was to produce the edict of Nantes, while John of Barneveld would give new life to the command of William the Silent--"Level the dikes; give Holland back to the ocean, if need be," thus making preparation for the visit of the Mayflower pilgrims to Leyden or Delfthaven.
Every author thus silently amasses a store of empirical rules, furnished by his own practice, and confirmed by the practice of others.
No rays from the holy Heaven come down On the long night-time of that town; But light from out the lurid sea Streams up the turrets silently-- Gleams up the pinnacles far and free-- Up domes--up spires--up kingly halls-- Up fanes--up Babylon-like walls-- Up shadowy long-forgotten bowers Of sculptured ivy and stone flowers-- Up many and many a marvellous shrine Whose wreathed friezes intertwine The viol, the violet, and the vine.
She reached the council chamber and there entered silently;-- But though the bowing wise men had been reeds the wind could sway Would have noted them as little.
So-and-so is dead,--Miss Such-a-one is married,--such a ship has sailed,"--and lo, on our right hand or our left, some heart has sunk under the news silently,--gone down in the great ocean of Fate, without even a bubble rising to tell its drowning pang.
We undressed, silently,--Laura rolling all her ribbons carefully, and I throwing mine about; Laura, consistent, conservative, allopathic, High-Church,--I, homoeopathic, hydropathic, careless, and given to Parkerism.
But he bore everything so bravely, so silently,--often silent for a whole evening in the midst of pleasant talkers, but not impertinently sad, nor ever sullen,--that we all loved him a little more at such times.
Priceless Shakspeare was the free gift of Nature; given altogether silently;--received altogether silently, as if it had been a thing of little account.
A kiss, a kiss, or you go further," cried her conductor--she fled--he followed, both laughing:--"Into the sea--into the sea," said all her companions--he pushes her on--it is deeper, and deeper--she shrieks--she sinks--they sink together--the sands were faithless--there was no succour--the waves rolled over them--there was stillness and death:--The terrified playmates looked-- "All silently,--they look'd again-- And silently sped home-- And every heart was bursting then, But every tongue was dumb.
Winnie had seen her loved mother laid in that narrow, silent house, which is prepared for the dead, and her tears had watered the green grass which groweth so silently,--upspringing everywhere, even in the lonely places of burial, a fit covering for those who slumber,--emblematical of the life beyond the tomb.
The head of the family"--here he stopped a moment and looked at Pierre, who was silent--"must take the heavy end of the job, and I am ready for it."
475 The rock shone bright, the kirk no less, That stands above the rock: The moonlight steeped in silentness The steady weathercock.
It was all shut and silent,--not a window lighted along the whole front of the house which used to twinkle and glitter with lights.
uttered in the same smooth tone as the previous part of the address--and he was silent.)--"Now, your stomach being out of order, it is my duty to explain to you how to put it to rights again; and, in my whimsical way, I shall give you an illustration of my position; for I like to tell people something that they will remember.
Silents was restored by tossin' a live man to the exsited Amazons, whom they tore to peeces, partly satisfyin' their cravin' appetites.
The contrast between that miracle of art, a railroad-train at full speed, and a wide, lonely prairie, or a dusky forest, leafless, chilly, and silent,--save for the small tinkling of streams beginning to break from their frosty limits,--is one of the most striking in all the wide range of rural effects.
There, in a black-blue vault she sails along, Followed by multitudes of stars, that, small 15 And sharp, and bright, A along the dark abyss Drive as she drives: how fast they wheel away, Yet vanish not!--the wind is in the tree, But they are silent;--still they roll along Immeasurably distant; and the vault, 20 Built round by those white clouds, enormous clouds, Still deepens its unfathomable depth.
Let the croakers remember the remarkable words of the Tory Lord, Belmore, the planter's friend, and be silent--"The resources of this fine island will never be fully developed until slavery ceases."
Once, when the talk at the Splurge house descended for a moment from its lofty flights to describe a few eccentric mocking circles around the Hendrik Athenaeum and Miss Wimple, Madeline said, "If you have sense or decency, be silent;--the girl is true and brave, every way better taught than we, and prouder than she knows.
Strongly impressed as my mind is with the importance of this subject, it is not possible for me to remain silent.--The subject is too nearly connected with many of the most essential enjoyments of life not to be highly interesting to all those who feel pleasure in promoting, or in contemplating the comfort and happiness of mankind.--And without suffering myself to be deterred, either by the fear of being thought to give the subject a degree of importance to which it is not entitled, or by the apprehension of being tiresome to my readers by the prolixity of my descriptions,--I shall proceed to investigate the subject in all its parts and details with the utmost care and attention.
Whether to believe those people, or whether to laugh at their predictions; whether to tell my wife, or whether to continue silent,--these questions tormented me through many wakeful nights and dreary days.