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And so he praised the cloth which he did not see, and expressed to them his delight at the beautiful colours and the splendid texture.
The commonest utterances of the commonest citizens in the time of the Colour Revolt seem to have been suffused with a richer tinge of word or thought; and to that era we are even now indebted for our finest poetry and for whatever rhythm still remains in the more scientific utterance of these modern days.
The solar rays shone through the watery mass easily, and dissipated all colour, and I clearly distinguished objects at a distance of a hundred and fifty yards.
Carpets are better understood of late than of ancient days, but we still very frequently err in their patterns and colours.
Think of the sunsets and the moonrises-- I believe the colours are unimaginable.
He beheld him sifting his seeds, and soaking them in liquids which were destined to modify or to deepen their colours.
Why, I always supposed everyone thought in colours.
See here," said the friar, taking the frame from her hand, "an intricate winding of gaudy colours, without purpose or object, unless it be that one day it is destined for some vain ornament, to minister to the pride of your frail and giddy sex.
on colours of shells; on abrupt range of shells in depth; on poorness of palaeontological collections; on continuous succession of genera; on continental extensions; on distribution during glacial period; on parallelism in time and space
The poet is like a painter who, as we have already observed, will make a likeness of a cobbler though he understands nothing of cobbling; and his picture is good enough for those who know no more than he does, and judge only by colours and figures.
And now Partridge, who kept even pace with Jones, discovered something painted flying in the air, a very few yards before him, which fancying to be the colours of the enemy, he fell a bellowing, "Oh Lord, sir, here they are; there is the crown and coffin.
But I will show them unto you in other colours besides.
He pointed out to me the shifting colours of the landscape and the appearances of the sky.
I feel how vivid an impression I must have produced to have been painted in such strong, such rich, such massive colours as these.
They thronged the narrow length of our schooner's decks with their ornamented and barbarous crowd, with the variegated colours of checkered sarongs, red turbans, white jackets, embroideries; with the gleam of scabbards, gold rings, charms, armlets, lance blades, and jewelled handles of their weapons.