Thus Talboys lowered himself and rather elevated David; moreover, he counteracted his own strongest weapon, the street door. After putting David out of sight, this judicious rival could not let him fade out of mind too; he found means to stimulate the lady's memory, and, as far as in him lay, made the absent present. May all my foes unweave their webs as cleverly! David knew nothing of this.

He has also unthreaded the light of the sun, as ladies unthread a tissue of gold. Tullia. What, sir, is it to unthread? Duke. Madam, the equivalent of this term will scarcely be found in the orations of Cicero. It is to unweave a stuff, to draw out thread by thread, so as to separate the gold.

And so being wooed and solicitously importuned by our former arguments against the ceremonies, they take them to the weaving of Penelope’s web, thereby to suspend us, and to gain time against us: this indifferency, I mean, which they shall never make out, and which themselves, otherwhiles, unweave again.

And Madame the Countess, his wife, and her train of highborn young women imagine the cracking chilblains on the hands of the whole fair community. "Does the guide-book say that?" asked Auriol, on my development of this pleasant thesis. "Is a guide-book human?" "It doesn't unweave rainbows. As a cicerone you're impossible. I regret Horatio Bakkus."

"Well, I now go out alone to try and unweave the web of difficulty." Vaura returned the close pressure of his hands, and the look in his eyes, and he was gone, while she, turning to her god-mother, said quietly, "we had better go, dear." They also left the boudoir.

He alone can unweave the tangled skein of human motives, and detect the hidden springs of human action, but as far as can be judged by a careful observation of undisputed facts, and by a diligent collation of public and private documents, it would seem that no man not even Washington has ever been inspired by a purer patriotism.

Not more did Daniel Webster study with eager eyes the glowing and the paling of the light on the hilltops, no more rapturously did Rembrandt unweave the mazes of darkness, conjure the shadows, and win by study the mysteries of light and shade, than did Whittier.

'I am tired of them, mamma. 'Nor Madame d'Aulnoy's Fairy Tales? 'Oh no, thank you, mamma; I love nothing so well as Telemaque. 'Thou art a droll child! said her mother. 'Ah, but we are going to be like Telemaque. 'Heaven forfend! said the poor lady. 'Yes, dear mamma, I am glad you are going with us instead of staying at home to weave and unweave webs.

She was not slow to believe evil of her neighbors, maintaining, indeed, that to be spoken of at all was proof sufficient of undesirable conduct; but she would never investigate a charge, preferring rather to accept it in its vile integrity than to soil her hands by attempting to unweave its dirty threads; hence she would be pitiless, repellent, but she would never make herself the focus of gossip.

He alone can unweave the tangled skein of human motives, and detect the hidden springs of human action, but as far as can be judged by a careful observation of undisputed facts, and by a diligent collation of public and private documents, it would seem that no man not even Washington has ever been inspired by a purer patriotism.