A descriptive paragraph or two, treating of the seven-gabled mansion in its more recent aspect
, will bring this preliminary chapter to a close.
Externally, the jollity of aged men has much in common with the mirth of children; the intellect, any more than a deep sense of humour, has little to do with the matter; it is, with both, a gleam that plays upon the surface, and imparts a sunny and cheery aspect
alike to the green branch and grey, mouldering trunk.
But if the government be national with regard to the OPERATION of its powers, it changes its aspect
again when we contemplate it in relation to the EXTENT of its powers.
It was a man in an old-fashioned dress of black serge and having the aspect
of a steward or principal domestic in the household of a nobleman or great English landholder.
The staff, though it was but a plain oaken stick, immediately took the aspect
of a gold-headed cane.
My position enabled me to include in a single view both the eastern and western extremities of the islet; and I observed a singularly-marked difference in their aspects
The eldest wore the white tie, high waistcoat, and thin-brimmed hat of the regulation curate; the second was the normal undergraduate; the appearance of the third and youngest would hardly have been sufficient to characterize him; there was an uncribbed, uncabined aspect
in his eyes and attire, implying that he had hardly as yet found the entrance to his professional groove.
to the Israelites after the weary march of forty years
I had tried to sketch an aspect
of life that I had seen and known, and that was very well indeed, and I had wrought patiently and carefully in the art of the poor little affair.
But then the only aspect
which attracted me was the distant hills in which I hoped to find sanctuary, and so I hastened on, trampling the myriad beauties beneath my hurrying feet.
Besides this, sufficient shade to temper the noonday heat; aspect
south-southwest; water in abundant supply, and at hand; in short, every requirement to insure not only success but also progress.
To the eyes of his matter-of-fact companions, the aspect
of these coasts recalled rather the parceled-out land of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and where the Frenchman discovered traces of the heroes of fable, these Americans were marking the most favorable points for the establishment of stores in the interests of lunar commerce and industry.