Phrases with "lovely"

It was a lovely spring night, with the moon at the full, and all the fashionable visitors were promenading in little groups of two and three in the cool sweet air. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

George Meredith What it forebodes, I can’t imagine; but it’s the end of a lovely day. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Olaf Stapledon And perhaps it was not quite seemly suddenly to turn his face full upon the lovely creature at his side; but everyone must have readily forgiven him, since his expression suggested great tenderness. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

How lovely that rather selfish droop of her mouth and the faint warm glow of her cheek, and the softness of her eyes as they looked out so calmly under their heavy lids! . Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

John Galsworthy It is so lovely to see you, Jon. Dinner’s in half an hour. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Nathaniel Hawthorne In the autumn I toled and caught those lovely fish the mackerel. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Miles Franklin There were more books and pictures, but also lovely easy chairs and two desks. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

The vegetation was scanty, but the morning was a lovely one after the thunderstorm of the night before, and we greatly enjoyed our ride. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

D. H. Lawrence When Ursula left school, he was making a silver bowl of lovely shape. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Her lovely head with its dark curly hair was crowned with a head-dress which set all doubts as to the epoch of my own costume at rest. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Arthur Conan Doyle Those lovely iridescent bubbles of the air should not be hard to capture. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Her bonnet and parasol lay at her feet, her scarf had dropped, and she looked like a lovely child, her lips partly open, her cheeks flushed, and her beautiful hair falling around. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Instinct told her from whom that kiss came, though it was the first time Roderick had kissed her since he went to Eaton. The lovely brown eyes opened and looked into the dark gray ones. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Very lovely looked she in her dinner dress, with purple and scarlet flowers in her bosom. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

We won’t walk further than you like; it’s a lovely evening. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

I don’t wonder you were taken with the pretty Adele. She was a lovely girl. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

It was a lovely face enough, oval, and pale and young, with dark hair, and still darker eyes. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

D. H. Lawrence Even general poverty is no lovely thing. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

A lovely creeper (Antigonon leptopus), with festoons of pink and rose-coloured flowers, adorns some of the gardens. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Andrew Lang Then one morning the mother suddenly looked at the girl, and found that she had grown still more lovely than before. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang They took care beforehand to make a blazing hot fire under the bath, so that the lovely young Queen might be suffocated. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. F. Benson Such a lovely Sunday at Riseholme: you must spare a week-end and come down and vegetate. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

She was too much like her dead mother; had the same look of fragile delicacy, the same sweet face with its pensive sadness, the soft brown eyes and the lovely complexion. A Mystery by Ellen Wood [1882]

Florence Dixie Our camp had been pitched close to the bank of a lovely little mountain stream, which made its appearance from out the thick woods that rose to a great height behind us. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Charles Kingsley Let us leave the conversation where it is, and look into the face of the speaker, who, young as she is, has already meditated so long upon the mystery of death that it has grown lovely in her eyes. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Instantly a flush of lovely color burst upon us. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Henry James I hope you’ll have a lovely time in the Alps.” Waymarsh fairly looked up at him as from the foot of them. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

It pained her to hear his song, “There were three lovely girls,” because she discerned in it the disdain of a man with too many sweethearts. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Lady Morgan Our lovely hostess was ready at the breakfast-table to receive us. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

Oh, Ser Gerard, what a lovely creature!” Two of the females had been for some time past putting their heads together and casting glances at Marcia. One of them now addressed her. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Henri, sing us that song of Waller’s, ‘Go, lovely rose. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

E. T. A. Hoffmann For no man who had appeared before the pure angel-child, lovely Angela, in the way the Chevalier had done, could dream of hope. Gambler’s Luck by E. T. A. Hoffmann

H. G. Wells It seemed natural to turn my back on Cliff-stone and go up into the only really lovely country I had ever known, if I wanted to find romance. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

George Eliot Her hair, parting backward under her black hood, had that soft whiteness which is not like snow or anything else, but is simply the lovely whiteness of aged hair. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

G. K. Chesterton I thought how many holy or lovely nooks that river had left behind, and gone on. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

D. H. Lawrence If only he were gone again, think what lovely things would come out of the liberated days; — things straight out of the fire. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

And now the banks are lovely with an unwonted wealth of verdure. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

William Blades Under the microscope a mould-spot is seen to be a miniature forest of lovely trees, covered with a beautiful white foliage, upas trees whose roots are embedded in the leather and destroy its texture. The Enemies of Books by William Blades [1880]

H. Rider Haggard Still she neither spoke nor shrank, and, in the imperfect light, her face looked very pale, while her lovely eyes were dark and meaningless as those of one entranced. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Catherine Helen Spence The cap was St. Bridget’s masterpiece, so that, as Florrie said, “Grandmother would look so lovely at the wedding that nobody would look at herself, but perhaps Fred, a little. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

How lovely she looked when she was angry — her tawny hair gleaming in the firelight, her great brown eyes flashing. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

A metal man he is by trade, and a mettled man by nature; moreover, he doth sing a lovely ballad. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Washington Irving During the first year of his acquaintance with these lovely girls, the tell-tale book of his tailor, Mr. William Filby, displays entries of four or five full suits, besides separate articles of dress. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Whatever influence I have over the softer sex shall be exerted to the utmost to win that lovely soul—” “And her hundred thousand or million, or whatever it may be,” sneered the other. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Her porch was bright with the bought luxury of star-shine; the wicker of the settee squeaked fashionably as she turned toward him and he kissed her curious and lovely mouth. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anthony Trollope The girl was very lovely — so lovely that, were she but seen, men would quarrel for her as to who should have her in his keeping. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Now look at the brazen trollops! And here’s a lovely picture of the Prince Consort, and that’s somebody you’ve never heard of, I’ll lay,’ turning to the children. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

E. T. A. Hoffmann But I needn’t talk, you’ll not fail; I will greet you now as the betrothed of Capuzzi’s lovely niece, who in a few days will be your wife. Signor Formica by E. T. A. Hoffmann [1820]

William Makepeace Thackeray In brief, the mental constitution of lovely woman is such that she cannot give a great dinner. The Fitz-Boodle Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1842-43]

Anthony Trollope Her back was as lovely a form of womanhood as man’s eye ever measured and appreciated. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

D. H. Lawrence Sunlight, lovely full sunlight, lingered warm and still on the balcony. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Aphra Behn Yes, Ociavio, I saw the lovely Clarinau leaning on a pillow made of some of those jessamines which favoured me, and served her for a canopy. Love-letters between a Nobleman and his sister by Aphra Behn

Henry Kingsley She wore her own splendid golden hair, which hung round her lovely face like a glory. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Lucy Maud Montgomery And the choir are going to sing four lovely pathetic songs that are pretty near as good as hymns. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Mark Twain It’s lovely to live on a raft. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

D. H. Lawrence Do come back and draw the ferrets, they are the most lovely noble darlings in the world. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence Oh God, to be in Europe, lovely, lovely Europe that he had hated so thoroughly and abused so vehemently, saying it was moribund and stale and finished. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

A lovely colour came into her face, and her eyes shone. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Perseus was one; and well you know the way How he was catchèd by Andromeda: She was a lovely brownet, black her hair And eyes. Petrarch’s Triumphs by Petrarch

Miles Franklin Pa and he went to the stables, leading the lovely ponies with their saucy heads and wide red nostrils. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Caroline Lamb Buchanan was found stretched in death upon the field of battle, lovely in form even in that hour. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Theodore Dreiser Gerhardt would not come now, even if they had a lovely home to share with him. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

I hung on to them because they are so lovely when one’s feet are tired. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

Rudyard Kipling Isn’t that corner by the stair-head lovely where the sun strikes in?” She looked through half-closed eyes at the vista of ivory-white and pale green all steeped in liquid gold. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

William Makepeace Thackeray Cartouche had a lovely young sister, who was to be married to a rich young gentleman from the provinces. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Sinclair Lewis I just meant — be a shame if as lovely a girl as you weren’t engaged. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Thomas Hardy Your husband, poor man — lovely picters that a’ would make to be sure — would have been in with us long ago if he had been in your place. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

Jules Verne She soon returned, lovely and decked out, to the company; and all the women kissed her on the check, while the men vigorously grasped her by the hand. A Winter Amid the Ice by Jules Verne [1874]

Frances Hodgson Burnett There actually flashed back upon him the morning, months ago, when he had met her in the street and said to himself that she was like a lovely child on her birthday with all her gifts about her. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

The lovely knight by her side had wrought the miracle — had smiled the long tale of hideous years into momentary nothingness. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

D. H. Lawrence Ciccio was a lovely chap, a rare chap, a treat. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

It was the beginning of November when this visit occurred, but the foliage was still green on the elm tree tops, while many a lovely tint of yellow and brown still glowed on the woodland. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He stretched out his hand desperately as if to snatch only a wisp of air, to save a fragment of the spot that she had made lovely for him. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Ford Madox Ford But what a lovely glimpse under the trees! Sweet-williams along the path. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Sinclair Lewis He concentrated on Lucille McKelvey, carefully not looking at her blanched lovely shoulder and the tawny silken bared which supported her frock. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells What a lovely face it was, seen so nearly! Impudent, blue eyed! The modelling of the eyelids was exquisite. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Red hair, violet eyes, lovely face. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Washington Irving She looked as lovely as youthful bridegroom could desire; and the flutter of expectation heightened the lustre of her charms. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

It was a lovely morning, and he thought the exercise would do him good. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Wilkie Collins Her lovely eyes lighted up as only a woman’s eyes can light up when they see jewelry. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Sometimes she stopped digging to look at the garden and try to imagine what it would be like when it was covered with thousands of lovely things in bloom. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Frances Hodgson Burnett There was one lovely mass of blue forget-me-nots growing so close to the stream that its leaves were wet and at these he found himself looking as he remembered he had looked at such things years ago. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

He asked them earnestly if they had seen an old man in a gown, and a lovely girl pass out. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Anthony Trollope At Hendon Hall, the Marquis’s lovely suburban seat, the Post Office clerk was made acquainted with Lady Frances Trafford, and they became lovers. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

F. Scott Fitzgerald In her own pink and lovely bedroom, she confined her attentions to her face, which she washed and restored. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Lucy Maud Montgomery I thought they would be lovely glimmering purple stones. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

H. Rider Haggard But unfortunately it is difficult to play the game of politics with the persons of young and lovely queens as though they were ivory effigies of themselves on a chessboard. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Rafael Sabatini Her lovely arms were raised to support her head, and she stared up at the lamp of many colours that hung from the fretted ceiling. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Edith Wharton Ain’t it lovely to hear her going again? But tell me about Miss Mellins, quick!” For a moment Ann Eliza found no words. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton [1916]

G. K. Chesterton Nancy is not really impressive as a living woman; but (as the phrase goes) she makes a lovely corpse. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Henry Fielding I hope, indeed, she will be my friend and advocate with the most lovely of her sex, as I think she hath reason, and as you was pleased to insinuate she had been. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Henry James When he did so the sight of a rosy, lovely eagerness in Isabel’s face threw some confusion into his attempt to analyse her words. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

It was the year when all the world was running after a very commonplace Operetta with one lovely stolen song: a Volks-song. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

She looked at Lady Lodore — she was changed — she could not fail of being changed after so many years, — she was no longer a beautiful girl, but she was a lovely woman. Lodore by Mary Shelley

The woman was certainly very pretty and something had given to her face quite a lovely flush. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Robert Louis Stevenson But not to-day: to-day you will be the true, the serious, the manly friend, and you will suffer me to forget that you are lovely and that I am weak. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Andrew Lang The King’s son, who had lost his way out hunting, perceived this lovely damsel a long way off, and wished to look at her closer. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

There were four love-birds in an exquisitely made bamboo cage, lovely little creatures with red beaks and blue and green plumage. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Daisy took her face in her hands as if feeling its lovely shape, and her eyes moved gradually out into the velvet dusk. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Algernon Blackwood None saw, apparently, the radiant, lovely outline. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Suddenly from it there fell a gush of lovely sound, the morning canticle of the noblest peal of bells in the land. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Jules Verne Nell, seated between James Starr and Harry, drank in with every faculty the magnificent poetry with which lovely Scottish scenery is fraught. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Mark Twain I have heard shameless people say they were glad to get away from Ladies’ Festivals where they were importuned to buy by bevies of lovely young ladies. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

The lovely lady came laughing sweetly, stooped over his fair face and courteously kissed him. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by translated by Kenneth G. T. Webster and W. A. Neilson

Jane Austen Miss Bennet’s lovely face confirmed his views, and established all his strictest notions of what was due to seniority; and for the first evening she was his settled choice. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Oscar Wilde The sleeping Faun that lay in the alcove by the doorway had its twin brother that slumbered, and the silver Venus that stood in the sunlight held out her arms to a Venus as lovely as herself. A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

H. G. Wells The lovely world from which he had been driven had shrunken now to a spot of shining scarlet. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Then too we made discoveries of lovely scenes or gay palaces, whither in the evening we all proceeded. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Algernon Blackwood A lovely valley flitted across his thought. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

As he walked down to the bus stop a lovely mad notion came to him. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Yet nothing could have appeared at once more simple and more attractive than this lovely girl who wanted to take a peep into the future. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

The beautiful Duchess of Hamilton went by with her lovely sister, Lady Coventry, radiant in a complexion of white-lead which was said to be killing her. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

William Morris Birdalone looked upon him kindly though shyly, and was glad to the heart’s root that Viridis had so lovely a man to her darling. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Lucy Maud Montgomery Just think what a lovely place to live — in an apple blossom! Fancy going to sleep in it when the wind was rocking it. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Henry Handel Richardson As a rule on his country rounds, he had the distraction of the reins: his eye, too, could range delightedly over the shifting views of lovely pastoral country, fringed by the belt of blue sea. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Willa Cather But the O’Briens were just lovely to him. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

H. G. Wells What else is there to do? We’ve had a lovely time. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Elizabeth Gaskell Mary is sitting by the fire, tempted sorely by the wood logs; for every stroke of the sharp, thin poker brings out springing fountains of lovely sparkles. French Life by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

She told him that he had chosen wisely in selecting so lovely a girl, with a fortune large enough to pay off his mortgages and start him afresh in life. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Rafael Sabatini She had seen the look with which Asad had been considering that lovely slave, and not only jealousy but positive fear awoke in her. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Henry James Sometimes it has been just a glimpse, a view, a lovely landscape, a mere impression. The Pension Beaurepas by Henry James [1879]

For a year Eliza and her husband lived this happy life at Felden Woods. He wished to take her on the Continent, or to London for the season; but she could not bear to leave her lovely Kentish home. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

And there she was wasting her sweetness upon that lovely but desolate little corner of it! Well, she did not waste it upon me. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

D. H. Lawrence Oh, she stood on proud legs, with a lovely reckless balance of her full belly, and the adorable little roundnesses, and the breasts becoming important. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Saville doats on it: no wonder — he is not himself handsome, you know; though the lovely Clorinda would stab me if she heard me say so. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Henry James She is lovely to look at; she seems so modest and retiring. A Bundle of Letters by Henry James [1879]

Oscar Wilde The keynote of tapestry, the secret of its loveliness, was, he told the audience, the complete filling up of every corner and square inch of surface with lovely and fanciful and suggestive design. Arts and Crafts by Oscar Wilde [1888]

Henry James A kind of wicked selfish prosperity perhaps, as if we had grabbed everything, fixed everything, down to the last lovely object for the last glass case of the last corner, left over, of my old show. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Anna Katherine Green If your son’s happiness fails to appeal to you, let that of a young and innocent girl lovely as few are lovely either in body or mind. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Everything looked so lovely as I began to clear the foot hills of Nulla Mountain. The birds seemed to chirp and whistle gayer than they ever did before. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

And ever our lovely knight sat beside the lady. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by translated by Kenneth G. T. Webster and W. A. Neilson

Richard Burton But as “les plus belles choses Ont le pire destin,” so lovely Morning soon fades. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Standing in the sitting-room window, thinking how lovely everything looked and if they would think that nothing they had seen in Europe was half as lovely. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Henry James Mrs. Server was always lovely and Obert always expert; the latter straightway pulled up, however, making me as welcome as if their converse had dropped. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Suddenly he turned to the baronet and said carelessly: “Now what do you say to coming with me for a little ride? It’s going to be a lovely night and I want a bit of fresh air. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Andrew Lang Was I wrong, my lovely Zizi?’ This time it was Zizi’s turn to be silent. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Yet why should she regret? She were well exchanged for one so lovely and so young. Lodore by Mary Shelley

In one instance a beautiful daughter is sacrificed by her father, and in the other a lovely wife is victimized by her husband. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

She had opened the carriage-window, and was enjoying the lovely scent from the shrubs. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

He caressed her lovely form in lover’s wise. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

Augustine Birrell Hobbinol. Not our lambs’ own fleeces are Curled so lovely as her hair, Nor our sheep new-washed can be Half so white or sweet as she. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

It was so lovely after those two graceless years to breathe the air of wealth again. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Wilkie Collins A lovely girl in the carriage; our friend Dilberry immensely struck with her. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

John Galsworthy She and Jon would make a lovely couple. To Let by John Galsworthy

Andrew Lang Henceforth the King’s one idea was to marry the young man to a Princess who was the heiress to a neighbouring kingdom, and, besides that, was as lovely as the day. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Frances Hodgson Burnett She has the ecstasied air of a lovely child on her birthday—with all her world filled with petting and birthday gifts. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Frances Hodgson Burnett It wasn’t only your lovely eyes and your curtains of eyelashes and because you are a sort of rose. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

William Makepeace Thackeray The cab was of a lovely olive-green, picked out with white, high on high springs and enormous wheels, which, big as they were, scarcely seemed to touch the earth. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Elizabeth Von Arnim And if she stared icily it did not look icy at all, because her eyes, lovely to begin with, had the added loveliness of very long, soft, dark eyelashes. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

It is a very pretty town, commanding a lovely view, of which the noble Potomac and the almost nobler capitol, are the great features. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

He said: “I pray thee, lovely maid, tell me thy name and whence and why thou comest. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Charles Dickens A lovely flush of colour overspread her face. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

H. G. Wells I could not find out that any one had an idea of what was ultimately to be done with all this lovely and elegant litter. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells

Ne'er shall woman avouch herself so rightly beloved, Friend, as rightly thou art, Lesbia, lovely to me. Poems and Fragments by Catullus

Anthony Trollope On the Rhine there are lovely spots and special morsels of scenery with which the traveler becomes duly enraptured. North America by Anthony Trollope

Her lovely eyes met his; under the penetrating sweetness of her gaze his heart quickened and grew restless and his uneasy soul stirred, awaking memories. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

Elizabeth Gaskell She was a little depressed, too, with the idea that she should never see Mrs. Buxton and the lovely Erminia again. The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell [1851]

Edna St. Vincent Millay Were you not lovely I would leave you now; After the feet of beauty fly my own. A Few Figs from Thistles by Edna St. Vincent Millay

F. Scott Fitzgerald It was a lovely, sad wedding; the two sisters, light and dark, were a lovely contrast; there was as much interest in one as in the other. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was a lovely face — a child’s face, and yet Nature had placed there some subtle mark, some indefinable expression, which told that a devil lurked within. The Nightmare Room by Arthur Conan Doyle

Anthony Trollope They are as lovely as our own women. North America by Anthony Trollope

He said he knew your house at West Mitcham and what a lovely garden you had got. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

But now the informing of ourselves with the truth herself is a thing so delectable and lovely as if our very life and being were for the sake of knowing. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

It was a lovely morning, and she determined to venture on to the pier, to where they had sat on the previous evening. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

D. H. Lawrence The sun was going to appear from behind the Breitsteinhorn, the sky with its clouds floating in blue light and yellow radiance was lovely and cheering again. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Theodore Dreiser She had such lovely smooth arms, a full, luxuriously tapering throat and neck; her golden-red hair floated like an aureole about her head, and her large eyes sparkled. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Those lovely eyes became clouded over, those lovely lips ceased to smile, and his remarks were responded to briefly, with an absent air. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Willa Cather She’s a lovely thing, but she was never so beautiful as that, really. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Perhaps it was the way her lovely hair had fallen out in handfuls. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Radclyffe Hall They drove to Versailles in the new touring car and wandered for hours through the lovely gardens. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Andrew Lang Everyday she gave the Princess a lovely new frock of gold brocade, or satin, or velvet, and when she was hungry she had bowls full of sugar-plums, and at least twenty pots of jam. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. F. Benson It had been such a lovely morning: she had enjoyed her drive so much: she had found a mass of arrears waiting for her, and she asked them all to dine next night at eight. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

It cannot be that he would wish so young and lovely a girl to share his fate. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

See, lovely sister! see, now Hero shines, No heaven but her appears; each star repines, And all are clad in clouds, as if they mourn’d To be by influence of earth out-burn’d. Hero and Leander by Christopher Marlowe and George Chapman

Anthony Trollope Who wouldn’t send a caudle cup to a real young lovely live Marchioness? I’ll be bound your father knows all about it, and has counted it all up a score of times. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

These and other lovely symbols of youth, of springtime, and of resurrection, caught my eye for the first moment; but in the next it fell upon her face. The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey

A lovely climate, but, as I said just now to Mrs. Jellicoe, the Trail of the Serpent — the Trail of the Serpent — my dear young lady. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Just smell it; what a lovely perfume!” From the tawny flowers, speckled with purple, there came a penetrating odor which scented the whole room. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Charles Dickens The Grand Vizier became more dead than alive, and the whole Seraglio reddened as if the sunset of Bagdad shone direct upon their lovely faces. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

Oscar Wilde Miss Virginia E. Otis was a little girl of fifteen, lithe and lovely as a fawn, and with a fine freedom in her large blue eyes. The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde [1887]

Willa Cather The chin was as lovely as ever, the cheeks as smooth. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Ah! what a lovely morning! Then she looked towards the iron gate, and caught sight of the little coffin under the white drapery. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Charles Dudley Warner Here is one that exhibits the still fresh romance in the heart of forty-four years: “Last evening, at your house, we had one of the most lovely tableaux I ever beheld. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

Andrew Lang The shepherd felt very sorry for the lovely maiden, and determined to follow the carriage. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Rudyard Kipling Such a lovely place in the Rains! A sheet of water with the railway-embankment and the snakes sticking out, and, in the summer, green flies and green squash. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Benjamin Disraeli And the place is so lovely now. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

D. H. Lawrence How warm and lovely it was to hold a child in one’s lap, and the soft little arms, the unconscious cheeky little legs. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

A town full of lovely individual building, and a harbour full of fishing and coastwise traffic. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

To vivify this lovely statue, to revenge, may-be, the wrongs of many of his sex, had been for Berwick an amusing diversion, a game of skill in which both combatants were to play with buttoned foils. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Elizabeth Gaskell He was accompanied by his wife, who might, without exaggeration, have been called a lovely woman, although now her face was swollen with crying, and often hidden behind her apron. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Rafael Sabatini Casanova shivered to discover such blood-thirst in so lovely a child. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

In some parts a light green maiden-hair fern covered the ground with its beautifully tender foliage, reminding me of shady banks in the north of England, covered with the equally lovely oak-fern. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

George Borrow O come with me! for you too have a soul capable of appreciating what is lovely and exalted; a soul delicate and sensitive. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Edgar Allan Poe It was exquisitely lovely — this, of course, my heart had told me before, even had not Talbot fully satisfied me upon the point — but still the unintelligible something disturbed me. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

H. Rider Haggard Perhaps she guessed that a good deal of breaking would be forgiven to the owner of such a lovely face, and more than twenty thousand a year. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Anthony Trollope But they were sisters, and had been so near! By what a chasm would they be dissevered, now so far asunder! Lucy herself was a lovely girl, and knew her own loveliness. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Henry James He took the liberty of inquiring whether I might have at his service some other memorial of the same lovely head, some preliminary sketch, some study for the picture. Glasses by Henry James [1896]

Thomas Wolfe It was a lovely house, low-ceilinged, panelled with old wood. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

D. H. Lawrence She would not be lovely and a queen to him. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

Her face was a flower which he watered with his tears, and day by day she grew for him more and more lovely and to be desired. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke