He was a large, stout young man, elegantly
dressed, and he looked up as Mr.
What the diplomatic matter might be he did not care, but it gave him great pleasure to prepare a circular, memorandum, or report, skillfully, pointedly, and elegantly.
Bilibin liked conversation as he liked work, only when it could be made elegantly witty.
The drawing-room was certainly an imposing apartment, and very elegantly
furnished; but I saw its young mistress glance towards me as we entered, as if to notice how I was impressed by the spectacle, and accordingly I determined to preserve an aspect of stony indifference, as if I saw nothing at all remarkable.
She was elegantly
dressed; she wore no veil; she did not look a day more than thirty.
The servant introduced a tall lady, dressed simply and elegantly
in dark apparel.
It was a view of Wildfell Hall, as seen at early morning from the field below, rising in dark relief against a sky of clear silvery blue, with a few red streaks on the horizon, faithfully drawn and coloured, and very elegantly
and artistically handled.
At these words he started up, and beheld--not his Sophia--no, nor a Circassian maid richly and elegantly
attired for the grand Signior's seraglio.
He had then been to pass three hours with Amelia, his dear little Amelia, at Fulham; and he came home to find his sisters spread in starched muslin in the drawing-room, the dowagers cackling in the background, and honest Swartz in her favourite amber-coloured satin, with turquoise bracelets, countless rings, flowers, feathers, and all sorts of tags and gimcracks, about as elegantly
decorated as a she chimney-sweep on May-day.
On her head there was such a superstructure of soft, golden hair--her own and false mixed--that her head was equal in size to the elegantly
rounded bust, of which so much was exposed in front.
It's a perfect example, as Alfred Hitchcock, the famous English director so elegantly
claims, "Drama is life with the dull parts left out.
illustrated by Robert Hynes, "Muskrat Will Be Swimming" also includes the Seneca creation story and demonstrates how such ancient tales of native American cultures can be utilized to help children find their way in the world.