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  • To induce her to walk soberly at my side or sit down and enter into conversation with me seemed about as impracticable as to tame the fiery-hearted little humming-bird that flashes into sight, remains suspended motionless for a few seconds before your face, then, quick as lightning, vanishes again.

    Green Mansions

  • Such tender tones of pink and gray! such fiery-hearted reds and browns and olive-greens! such misty vagueness in the shadows! such brilliance in the sunlight that melted through the openings of the woods!

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 26, September, 1880

  • That tradition, itself part of the European tradition, a tradition old and grey-haired, perhaps, and certainly restrained and reticent, yet for all that still fiery-hearted, is a compound of the greatest religious urge which the world has seen, that of Judah, and the greatest artistic urge which the world has seen, that of Greece.

    Nationhood Within the Empire

  • She had fiery-hearted jewels, and shimmering purple cloths, and much furniture adroitly carven, and many tapestries of Samarcand and Baldach upon which were embroidered, by brown fingers that time had turned long ago to Asian dust, innumerable asps and deer and phoenixes and dragons and all the motley inhabitants of air and of the thicket; but her memories, too, she had, and for a dreary while she got no comfort because of them.

    Chivalry

  • “The fiery-hearted Vestal of Haworth,” he says, “had no room reserved in the palace of her passionate and high-minded imagination as a nursery for inmates of such divine and delicious quality.”

    The Three Brontes

  • Boys thought a deal about posterity, as he remembered; but a sensible man would bear in mind that all this world's delicacies -- its merry diversions, its venison and old wines, its handsomely-bound books and fiery-hearted jewels and sumptuous clothings, all its lovely things that can be touched and handled, and more especially its ear-tickling applause -- were to be won, if ever, from one's contemporaries.

    The Certain Hour

  • For this "fiery-hearted Vestal", this virgin, sharp-tongued and sharper-eyed, this scorner of amorous curates, had a genius for friendship.

    The Three Brontës

  • In less than ten days after the landing of the second ship, all trains westward-bound across America were heavily laden with fiery-hearted adventurers, who set their faces to the new Eldorado with exultant confidence, resolute to do and dare.

    The Trail of the Goldseekers A Record of Travel in Prose and Verse

  • Thus it was that so many of the fiery-hearted, fiery-headed youths who had set their names in Messer Simone's Golden Book found, as they returned gay and belated from Messer Folco's house, the summons awaiting them -- the summons that was not to be disobeyed, calling upon them at once to prove their allegiance to the Company of Death and obey its initial command.

    The God of Love

  • "Never you mind Rory Ross, Tom Magee," said the fiery-headed, fiery-hearted little Highlander.

    The Doctor : a Tale of the Rockies

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