And was not the fantastic
Michel right in thus interpreting the fancies of the ancient astronomers?
pictures of future society, painted at a time when the proletariat is still in a very undeveloped state and has but a fantastic
conception of its own position correspond with the first instinctive yearnings of that class for a general reconstruction of society.
Fashion, by which what is really fantastic
becomes for a moment universal, and dandyism, which, in its own way, is an attempt to assert the absolute modernity of beauty, had, of course, their fascination for him.
These romances, in turn, combine the personages of the medieval French epics of Charlemagne with something of the spirit of Arthurian romance and with a Renaissance atmosphere of magic and of rich fantastic
The champagne was cold, and its subtle fumes played fantastic
tricks with Edna's memory that night.
If it be a fantastic
desire, it is better to leave to others the office of punishing him.
Nothing could be more weird than the appearance of these seemingly basaltic summits; they stood out in fantastic
profile against the sombre sky, and the beholder might have fancied them to be the legendary ruins of some vast city of the middle ages, such as the icebergs of the polar seas sometimes mimic them in nights of gloom.
In this ceaseless rush of shadows and shades, that, like the fantastic
forms of clouds cast darkly upon the waters on a windy day, fly past us to fall headlong below the hard edge of an implacable horizon, we must turn to the national spirit, which, superior in its force and continuity to good and evil fortune, can alone give us the feeling of an enduring existence and of an invincible power against the fates.
I feel the need to ascribe to him fantastic
theories about his predecessors, and it is with a certain sense of disillusion that I confess he thought about them pretty much as does everybody else.
Your article is absurd and fantastic
, but there's a transparent sincerity, a youthful incorruptible pride and the daring of despair in it.
Our Pearl is a fitful and fantastic
little elf sometimes.
It was so in the case of a magazine sketch which I once started to write--a funny and fantastic
sketch about a prince an a pauper; it presently assumed a grave cast of its own accord, and in that new shape spread itself out into a book.