1 I admired the strength, comeliness, and speed of the inhabitants; and such a constellation of virtues, in such amiable persons, produced in me the highest veneration.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan SwiftGet Context In PART 4: CHAPTER X.
2 Stubb longed for vermillion stars to be painted upon the blade of his every oar; screwing each oar in his big vice of wood, the carpenter symmetrically supplies the constellation.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 107. The Carpenter.
3 With the constellations of space they confound the stars of the abyss which are made in the soft mire of the puddle by the feet of ducks.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII—THE SOLITUDE OF MONSEIGNEUR WELCOME
4 He who sees Paris thinks he sees the bottom of all history with heaven and constellations in the intervals.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—ECCE PARIS, ECCE HOMO
5 Algebra is applied to the clouds; the radiation of the star profits the rose; no thinker would venture to affirm that the perfume of the hawthorn is useless to the constellations.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—FOLIIS AC FRONDIBUS
6 A few constellations here and there in the deep, pale azure, the earth all black, the heavens all white, a quiver amid the blades of grass, everywhere the mysterious chill of twilight.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE CHAIN-GANG
7 All the old constellations had gone from the sky, however: that slow movement which is imperceptible in a hundred human lifetimes, had long since rearranged them in unfamiliar groupings.
8 For neither did the stars show their fires, nor was the vault of constellated sky clear; but vapours blotted heaven, and the moon was held in a storm-cloud through dead of night.