The sight of her at her work was to him an undiminishing joy. Nor did he abuse this by lingering over dictation or by devising extra work that would detain her longer before his eyes.
But there is one thing--the creative joy. Call it gambling if you will, but just the same it seems to me more satisfying to create something, make something, than just to roll dice out of a dice-box all day long.
The days flowed rapidly by, filled with occupation and the joys of their love.
Little accustomed to social functions, and seeing nothing in the service they were rendering to Luigi but a simple matter of business, they were dressed in their ordinary clothes, without any luxury, and nothing about them denoted the usual joy of a marriage procession.
"You tried to be funny about joy and duty," said Miss Dearborn reprovingly; "so of course you didn't succeed."
"Joy and Duty" had been the inspiring subject given to the older children for a theme to be written in five minutes.
This world, the eternally imperfect, an eternal contradiction's image and imperfect image--an intoxicating joy
to its imperfect creator:--thus did the world once seem to me.
The next day, the small white Joy
was laid in a velvet casket which Leslie had lined with apple-blossoms, and taken to the graveyard of the church across the harbor.
It was not joy only that possessed me; I felt my flesh tingle with excess of sensitiveness, and my pulse beat rapidly.
A meeting, which he anticipated with such joy, so strangely turned to bitterness.
And there they lived for a hundred years, a hundred years of joy
"O King of blight and sorrow, send me not away till I have brought back the light and joy that will make your dark home bright and beautiful again.
The King's stern face grew milder as he gazed on the gentle Fairy, and the flowers seemed to look beseechingly upon him; while their fragrant voices sounded softly in his ear, telling of their dying sisters, and of the joy it gives to bring happiness to the weak and sorrowing.
Her frantic joy at beholding me again moved me much.
The last letter I received from him drew from my eves human tears, and yet filled my heart with divine joy: he anticipated his sure reward, his incorruptible crown.