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  • Alexina had finished giving tea to two officers, a surgeon and a m├ędecin major, and, enchanted almost as much by the sugar and the white bread as by their hostess, refreshingly beautiful and elegant in her velvet gown of pervenche blue, they had lingered until nearly six.

    The Sisters-In-Law

  • She also recalled that she had watched her pack her bags ... that pervenche velvet gown ...

    The Sisters-In-Law

  • She rose from her seat at the approach of the two men, a fragile flower of a girl, about three-and-twenty, pale as a lily, with exquisite though rather large features, and with eyes of the blue of the _pervenche_ (in deference to Aristide I use the French name), which seemed to smile trustfully through perpetual tears.

    The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol

  • It is seen most perfectly for setting off its colour, in group with primrose, -- and most luxuriantly, so far as I know, in hollows of the Savoy limestones, associated with the pervenche, which embroiders and illumines them all over.

    Proserpina, Volume 2 Studies Of Wayside Flowers

  • Brantwood rock, the dearest to me, by far, are the clusters of whortleberry which divide possession of the lower slopes with the wood hyacinth and pervenche.

    Proserpina, Volume 1 Studies Of Wayside Flowers

  • Rousseau, in one of his botanical excursions, meeting with the periwinkle, fell upon his knees, crying out -- _Ah! voila de la pervenche!

    Lectures on the English Poets Delivered at the Surrey Institution

  • What is _pervenche_ in English -- that little pale-blue flower? "

    The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol

  • "But, my good M. Pujol," said Fleurette, with childish tragicality in her _pervenche_ eyes, "without you we shall be lost.

    The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol

  • "_Tiens_, she was a slender lily -- so white, and her hair the flash of gold on it -- and she had eyes -- _des yeux de pervenche_, as we say in

    The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol

  • _Ces petits yeux de pervenche_ -- I am learning your language here, you see -- haunt me day and night ... "etcetera, etcetera.

    The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol

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