My only grudge against nature was that I could not turn my Lolita inside out and apply voracious lips to her young matrix, her unknown heart, her nacreous liver, the sea-grapes of her lungs, her comely twin kidneys.
Comely was the town by the curving river that they dismantled in a year's time. Beautiful was Colleton in her last spring as she flung azaleas like a girl throwing rice at a desperate wedding. In dazzling profusion, Colleton ripened in a gauze of sweet gardens and the town ached beneath a canopy of promissory fragrance.
I never tempted her with word too large,
But, as a brother to his sister, show'd
Bashful sincerity and comely love.
I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem.
How often I admire the taste shown in the garden which, within the house, may be indifferent. Here is an art which is today probably more perfect than at any previous time, one which does not break with the past, while it brings a sense of comely order, and a radiant beauty, to cottage and manor alike.
Be valyaunt, but not too venturous. Let thy attyre bee comely, but not costly.
The speaking in a perpetual hyperbole is comely in nothing but love.
Has anybody seen my Mopser - A comely dog is he, With hair the colour of a Charles the Fifth, And teeth like ships at sea.
HOURI, n. A comely female inhabiting the Mohammedan Paradise to make things cheery for the good Mussulman, whose belief in her existence marks a noble discontent with his earthly spouse, whom he denies a soul. By that good lady the Houris are said to be held in deficient esteem.
Pleasure many here attend ye,
And, ere long, a boy love send ye,
Curled and comely, and so trim,
Maids in time may ravish him.
Spanking Jack was so comely, so pleasant, so jolly, Though winds blew great guns, still he'd whistle and sing Jack loved his friend, and was true to his Molly, And if honour gives greatness, was great as a king.
... store of bees, in a dry and warme beehouse, comely made of fir boards, to sing, and sit, and feede upon your flowers and sprouts, make a pleasant noyse and sight. For cleanly and innocent bees, of all other things, love and become, and thrive in your orchard. If they thrive (as they must needs if your gardiner be skilfull, and love them for they love their friends and hate none but their enemies) they will besides the pleasure, yeeld great profit, to pay him his wages yea the increase of twenty stock of stools with other bees, will keep your orchard.