The image of his mother lying serenely in the grave he made her was engraved in his mind.
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.
In desperation you seize the budget and dump everything out, and there in a corner is your man, serenely brooding on his own private thought, unconscious of the catastrophe which he has brought upon you.
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.
Dumas was " trop commis-voyageur," Jouffroy too serenely virtuous and Musset " trop dandy."