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As they streamed up the broad aisle, while the pews and pillars seemed to brighten on either side, their steps were as buoyant as if they mistook the church for a ball-room, and were ready to dance hand in hand to the altar.
We were already in April, and the flowers had begun to shed their fragrance on the air, and to brighten the aspect of the public gardens.
These fellow-mortals, every one, must be accepted as they are: you can neither straighten their noses, nor brighten their wit, nor rectify their dispositions; and it is these people--amongst whom your life is passed--that it is needful you should tolerate, pity, and love: it is these more or less ugly, stupid, inconsistent people whose movements of goodness you should be able to admire-- for whom you should cherish all possible hopes, all possible patience.
Then looking up at Newman with a gaze that seemed to brighten and expand, "Monsieur knows what Paris is.
Add to this that there are two young Englanders in the house, who hate all the Americans in a lump, making between them none of the distinctions and favourable comparisons which they insist upon, and you will, I think, hold me warranted in believing that, between precipitate decay and internecine enmities, the English-speaking family is destined to consume itself; and that with its decline the prospect of general pervasiveness, to which I alluded above, will brighten for the deep-lunged children of the Fatherland!
No gentle thought came, as formerly, to brighten the stern features of Piombo when he contemplated his Ginevra.
Then it began to grow and brighten, and he knew that he was rising toward the surface -- knew it with reluctance, for he was now very comfortable.
Pull off my boots,' and then he threw them in her face, and made her pick them up again, and clean and brighten them.
When I love a person very tenderly indeed, it seems to brighten.
The chaise of a traveller being a rare sight in Fullerton, the whole family were immediately at the window; and to have it stop at the sweep-gate was a pleasure to brighten every eye and occupy every fancy -- a pleasure quite unlooked for by all but the two youngest children, a boy and girl of six and four years old, who expected a brother or sister in every carriage.
Al seemed to brighten up at once, and the conversation became general.
They seemed to brighten and the twilight to deepen about them.