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Par tout le parc les platanes portent le ciel, et quelques-uns dans leur cime l'oiseau espiègle du soleil.
Archive 2009-09-01 David McDuff 2009
The only thing I feel sure about is that she's _espiègle_, and altogether delightful.
A Comedy of Masks A Novel Arthur Moore 1909
Isabella Linton -- a charming girl of eighteen with an _espiégle_ face and a thin sweetness of disposition that could easily turn sour -- Isabella Linton fell in love with
Emily Brontë 1900
Her expression was gay and _espiègle_, and not without a spice of irony, on the whole more French than German.
The Countess of Albany Vernon Lee 1895
Her eyes, black as sloes, were fringed with long dark eyelashes which gave their glances an _espiègle_ expression.
The Toilers of the Field Richard Jefferies 1867
The few letters given of hers in Mr. Lockhart's life of Scott, give the impression of an amiable, petted girl, of somewhat thin and _espiègle_ character, who was rather charmed at the depth and intensity of
Sir Walter Scott (English Men of Letters Series) Richard Holt Hutton 1861
French women ever do walk, nimbly moving their little feet _bien chaussé_, and with an air half timid, half _espiègle_, that elicits the admiration they affect to avoid.
The Idler in France Marguerite Blessington 1819
He was a bright boy, and precocious as a lady-killer; for, already, before we had left far behind us the pleasant slopes of Bay Ridge, with its peeping villa-parapets of brown and white, and its umbrageous masses of chromatic green, he had evidently engaged the affections of an _espiègle_ little straw-bonnet-maker, who did her hair something like his own, in a close-curled crop, and had her pretty little person safely shut up in a high-necked dress.
_espiègle_, highly artificial style of "Tom Moore's" after compositions, his "Pastoral Ballad" will be what Coleridge called his Vision, a