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For- in shame and sadness do I speak it, Ernest- -I am not worthy to be typified by yonder benign and majestic image.
Apart from that, he had but one thought: to complete his written appeal to the benign powers who, traversing the haunted wood, might some time rescue him if he should be denied the blessing of annihilation.
The occasion exerted that benign influence when the cab brought Mr.
The water shone pacifically; the sky, without a speck, was a benign immensity of unstained light; the very mist on the Essex marshes was like a gauzy and radiant fabric, hung from the wooded rises inland, and draping the low shores in diaphanous folds.
She had, indeed, a real compassion for the young man; and hearing from the surgeon that affairs were like to go ill with the volunteer, she suspected they might hereafter wear no benign aspect with the ensign.
For a few moments she listened to them, feeling elderly and benign.
McCaskey reckoned that the benign May moon had softened the breast of his spouse.
It hung at a moderate elevation above Hyde Park Corner with an air of punctual and benign vigilance.
She turned upon me the almost lifeless beauty of her face, and the living benign glance of her big dark eyes.
Influenced by these thoughts, his face wore an expression so benign and tranquil, that the waiter in immediate attendance upon him felt he could almost have died in his defence, and settled in his own mind (until the receipt of the bill, and a very small fee for very great trouble disabused it of the idea) that such an apostolic customer was worth half-a-dozen of the ordinary run of visitors, at least.
The benign wisdom he infused into this declaration (not of itself profound), by means of his blue eyes, his shining head, and his long white hair, was most impressive.
Then, John Rokesmith put the queen's countenance on the letter-- when had Her Gracious Majesty looked so benign as on that blessed morning