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  • De la Mare paints simple scenes of miniature loveliness; he uses thin-spun fragments of fairy-like delicacy and achieves a grace that is remarkable in its universality.

    Modern British Poetry

  • De la Mare paints simple scenes of miniature loveliness; he uses thin-spun fragments of fairy-like delicacy and achieves a grace that is remarkable in its universality.

    Biographical Sketches

  • Oh, madam, I am tempted glibly to compare your eyes to sapphires, and your hair to thin-spun gold, and the color of your flesh to the arbutus-flower -- for that, as you can see, would be within the truth, and it would please most women, and afterward they would not be so obdurate.

    The Certain Hour

  • There is a spacious hospitality about the man's genius which is a rare tonic to weary aesthetes, sick of the thin-spun theories of the schools.

    Suspended Judgments Essays on Books and Sensations

  • The watcher became then an eye, a rigidity, an intense out-thrusting and ransacking of thin-spun distance.

    Irish Fairy Tales

  • Oh, madam, I am tempted glibly to compare your eyes to sapphires, and your hair to thin-spun gold, and the color of your flesh to the arbutus-flower -- for that, as you can see, would be within the truth, and it would please most women, and afterward they would not be so obdurate.

    The Certain Hour

  • Beatrice, rudely shattering his thin-spun tissue of optimism.

    Darkness and Dawn

  • Was it conceivable that this mad monster of mankind would ever be caught and held in the thin-spun webs of thought?

    Mr. Britling Sees It Through

  • Olympian victor, and has no eyes for his neighbour there, who is burying a child; _that_ thin-spun thread escapes his notice.

    Works of Lucian of Samosata — Volume 01

  • We shall all be too suddenly solemnised when the last grain of our measured - out sand has dropped down, and the blind Fury will come, and without pity and without remorse will slit our thin-spun life with her abhorred shears.

    Samuel Rutherford

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