I recognized the quaint little gray curls, the gentle, genial expression, the mole at the corner of the mouth.
The irrepressible landlady gave the freest expression to her feelings.
"This communication," continued the procureur, in that cold and decisive tone which seemed at once to preclude all discussion, "will, we are sure, meet with your approbation." The eye of the invalid still retained that vacancy of expression which prevented his son from obtaining any knowledge of the feelings which were passing in his mind; he listened, nothing more.
"Then why are you still vexed and grieved?" The old man's eyes beamed with an expression of gentle affection.
"If I have been so fortunate as to please here, then I am rewarded indeed," said the youth, with a bow and an expression that rendered it a little doubtful to which of the ladies the compliment was addressed.
He forgot his solo, and the expected compliments; and, for the rest of the evening, that thrilling expression floated in his brain, and was present to his thoughts; it was worth a thousand of the studied glances that were continually aimed at him from all sides of the room, and with every variety of eye--from the piercing black, to the ogling gray.
A woman's eye can read the face of the man she loves, its every feeling of pride, its every expression
of suffering; it might almost be said that Heaven has graciously granted to women, on account of their very weakness, more than it has accorded to other creatures.
This might have been taken as an expression
of sorrow and devotion, or of weariness and hope of resting before long.
D., you should not blame them for a lack of the finer elements of feeling and expression
which after a thousand years of civilization distinguish such delicate spirits as Keats and Tennyson.
But the expression
of her face, scared and gloomy, did not now promise even deception.
of unspeakable joy lightened the countenance of Milady; but this expression
was fleeting as the reflection of lightning.
He raises physical nature to the level of human thought, giving it thereby a mystic power and expression
; he subdues man to the level of nature, but gives him therewith a certain breadth and vastness and solemnity.