The minister—for, save the long-sought regards of woman, nothing is sweeter than these marks of childish preference, accorded spontaneously by a spiritual instinct, and therefore seeming to imply in us something truly worthy to be loved—the minister looked round, laid his hand on the child’s head, hesitated an instant, and then kissed her brow.
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The group broke into spontaneous laughter.
He bubbled with enthusiasms, and his faintest smile or lightest laugh seemed spontaneous and genuine.