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For who could think of tumbling these artless creatures overboard, when they had swum miles to welcome us?
Fanny's feelings on the occasion were such as she believed herself incapable of expressing; but her countenance and a few artless words fully conveyed all their gratitude and delight, and her cousin began to find her an interesting object.
Never fear," said De Guiche, "De Wardes is there, who is determination itself, while Manicamp is the very personification of artless gentleness.
These were very witty, and, for a young woman who six months before had been painting the most artless madonnas, startlingly cynical.
They arranged and re-arranged their artless little plans for another hour, while Kim shivered with cold and pride.
A vigor apparent only when we keep in mind the artless character of the speaker and the four feet of the favorite, one for each wind.
He had an earnest artless literal way of putting such a question as that; you could see from it that he was very thorough.
This young woman is the most extraordinary specimen of artless Yankeeism that I ever encountered; she is really too horrible.
I want to make him sensible of all this, for we know the power of gratitude on such a heart as his; and could Frederica's artless affection detach him from her mother, we might bless the day which brought her to Churchhill.
And the imperious Ginevra looked at each piece of furniture with the minute care of an antiquary examining a coin; she touched the silken hangings, and went over every article with the artless satisfaction of a bride in the treasures of her wedding outfit.
with a final burst of love triumphant, as she pressed the dishevelled daisy to her lips and lifted her large eyes to the sophisticated countenance of the little brown Faust-Capoul, who was vainly trying, in a tight purple velvet doublet and plumed cap, to look as pure and true as his artless victim.
Skimpole's avowal of his weaknesses and display of guileless candour; but I could not satisfy myself that it was as artless as it seemed or that it did not serve Mr.