There is likewise another diversion
, which is only shown before the emperor and empress, and first minister, upon particular occasions.
But as my little conductress, with her hair of gold and her frock of blue, danced before me round corners and pattered down passages, I had the view of a castle of romance inhabited by a rosy sprite, such a place as would somehow, for diversion
of the young idea, take all color out of storybooks and fairytales.
It may seem strange that of all men sailors should be tinkering at their last wills and testaments, but there are no people in the world more fond of that diversion
Lord and master over all this scene, the captain stood erect on the ship's elevated quarter-deck, so that the whole rejoicing drama was full before him, and seemed merely contrived for his own individual diversion
They're in considerable trouble down there, and they think you and Huck'll be a kind of diversion
for them--'comfort,' they say.
La Rochelle, deprived of the assistance of the English fleet and of the diversion
promised by Buckingham, surrendered after a siege of a year.
Elizabeth would not oppose such and injunction-- and a moment's consideration making her also sensible that it would be wisest to get it over as soon and as quietly as possible, she sat down again and tried to conceal, by incessant employment the feelings which were divided between distress and diversion
The two spies had evidently been sent into the camp to create a diversion
, while their confederates carried off the spoil.
The fresh morning air and the cool flowing waters put both soul and body in a glow, and after a half-hour employed in this recreation, we sauntered back to the house--Tinor and Marheyo gathering dry sticks by the way for fire-wood; some of the young men laying the cocoanut trees under contribution as they passed beneath them; while Kory-Kory played his outlandish pranks for my particular diversion
, and Fayaway and I, not arm in arm to be sure, but sometimes hand in hand, strolled along, with feelings of perfect charity for all the world, and especial good-will towards each other.
Everybody around her was gay and busy, prosperous and important; each had their object of interest, their part, their dress, their favourite scene, their friends and confederates: all were finding employment in consultations and comparisons, or diversion
in the playful conceits they suggested.
I cannot tell what was the association of idea," observed he, very tranquilly, and as if he had never tasted wine in his life, "but just after your majesty, had struck the girl and thrown the wine in her face -- just after your majesty had done this, and while the parrot was making that odd noise outside the window, there came into my mind a capital diversion
-- one of my own country frolics -- often enacted among us, at our masquerades: but here it will be new altogether.
He was trying hard to overcome this when a diversion
was caused by the arrival of Lady Arabella.