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Carbury's couch, and in the means of conveying her from the bedchamber to the drawing-room, which alleviated the poor lady's sufferings and brightened her gloomy life.
Then, with a kind farewell, the gentle Fairy floated upward through the sunny air, smiling down upon the child, until she vanished in the soft, white clouds, and little Annie stood alone in her enchanted garden, where all was brightened with the radiant light, and fragrant with the perfume of her fairy flower.
His face at first wore the melancholy expression, almost despondency, of one who travels a wild and bleak road, at nightfall and alone, but soon brightened up when he saw the kindly warmth of his reception.
The dull day brightened wonderfully after that, and the time flew pleasantly, as tongues and needles went together.
"It 's dreadful long," began Tom; but his face brightened, for Polly's interest soothed his injured feelings, and he was glad to prove his elocutionary powers.
Everyone brightened at the sight of this pretty young woman, so soon to become a mother, so full of life and health, and carrying her burden so lightly.
I would like to see the steps leading up to the statue of Field Marshall Keith brightened up."
"A lot of people have reached out and said how nice it was and how it brightened up their day.
Writing's on the wall Karen McArdle, Julia Muir and Lynette Lees with pupils in the playground in front of the area they want brightened up with art
Post treatment, my face visibly brightened, like a bulb was switched on under my skin, especially a couple of days after the facial was done.
The paintings exceeded all expectations and the community were really pleased with the appearance of the building -- which brightened up the town centre and added a splash of colour."
THE event was called Rays of Sunshine and Alesha Dixon certainly brightened things up in her cute colour-pop crop top and skater skirt.