The image of his mother lying serenely in the grave he made her was engraved in his mind.
Dumas was " trop commis-voyageur," Jouffroy too serenely virtuous and Musset " trop dandy."
It was surprising to see how serenely he sailed off with unruffled breast when he came to the surface, doing all the work with his webbed feet beneath.
I love to see that Nature is so rife with life that myriads can be afforded to be sacrificed and suffered to prey on one another; that tender organizations can be so serenely squashed out of existence like pulp--tadpoles which herons gobble up, and tortoises and toads run over in the road; and that sometimes it has rained flesh and blood!
Yet the deepest strain here is more serenely universalist even than St Paul, for here Jesus says: " God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should.