A carpenter's hammer, in a warm summer noon, will fret me into more than midsummer madness.
As our army had approached through the wilderness, the Indians who lurked upon our flanks had carried greatly exaggerated stories of our strength to Fort Duquesne, and M. de Contrecoeur prepared to surrender on terms of honorable capitulation, deeming it mere madness to oppose a force so overwhelming in strength and so well disciplined.
If Germany was afflicted by a kind of madness or divine dementia previous to the present war, Britain can by no means throw that in her teeth, for Britain certainly went mad over Mafeking; and it was sheer madness that in 1870 threw the people of France and Napoleon IIIutterly unready for war as they were, and over a most trifling quarrelinto the arms of Bismarck for the fulfilment of his schemes.
Perchance you turn from passionate vows, words wild with love's sweet madness, With soft eyes looking far sway, in yearning trust and sadness; A look that tells his alien soul how widely you are parted, Though he knows not whom your rapt eyes seek, my sweet, my loving-hearted.
or that the child had crost The savage humour of the beast, or that Some sudden madness had embolden'd it, He saw the child lie bloody mid the sheets, Slain by the hound, as it would seem, for there Lay Gelert lapping from his chaps the blood, That hung in gouts from every grisly curl.
The abrupt approach of Brodie with his repulsive faceat a moment when the world swirled away from her underfoot and a divine madness was in her bloodthe reaction and revulsionall this and the resultant conflict of emotions had worn her out.
Events were in train which were to intensify a thousand fold my amazement at the seeming inconsequence of really vital facts in this big life-plot of which we are the puppetsevents so incredible that to dwell upon their relation to the minor accident of a mere Potts were to incur confusion and downright madness.
The first thing is to be sure: Hamlet has never been sure; he spies at length a chance of making himself sure; he seizes upon it; and while his sudden resolve to make use of the players, like the equally sudden resolve to shroud himself in pretended madness, manifests him fertile in expedient, the carrying out of both manifests him right capable and diligent in executiona man of action in every true sense of the word.
To her came the sultan of that place, and slew the Hindu, and would have married her, but she was faithful to her lover and feigned madness.
I believe one is in a state of temporary madness, of perfect rage.
And how that they loved and did be married, and she to die, and of the utter and desperate madness of grief that nigh destroyed the man; and how that he sudden to wake into the future of the world, in a New Time, and did come to learn that His Own did also to live in that Time.
The man who may be said to have devised the land-basis for railroads through unsettled tractsa financier of unsurpassed sagacity, and once the soul of commercial honor as well as intelligenceshould not, in his dishonored grave, and far beyond the reach of human scorn or vengeance, be denied the credit of what he accomplished before the fatal madness seized his soul and dragged him to perdition.
But a furious madness constrains me to follow the worse course; vainly does my heart, insatiable in its desires, long for strength to enable it to adopt thy advice; what reason enjoins is rendered of no avail by this soul-subduing passion.
It is impossible that a collective madness such as that which has had possession of Russia for three years could be produced on the spur of the moment; the regime of autocracy contained in itself the germs of Bolshevism and violence.
For this is fire and flame within my heart That sways my senses in delirium, The awful madness of tormenting love!
He fell into a state of melancholy madness, and at last, having with the craft and ingenuity of a madman succeeded in stealing the body of his love, he conveyed it to a ruined crypt in one of the neighbouring islands, which, bearing the reputation of being haunted, was seldom visited by any one.
[Footnote 7: Now first the Play shows us Hamlet in his affected madness.
'But there is no sense in it; it is pure madness.
I might well chance his making me unhappy since he could make me a countess, and to refuse him would be absolute madness; Mrs. Morriston's face grew black at the very thought of it.
Besides, the lunar madness of the scheme was its strength; that the Queen would venture to cross
"It would be a romantic madness, for a man to be a lord in his closet.
It is rather oddly said, "that Alderman Wood shortly before the demise of George the Fourth, obtained leave to bring in a bill for the purpose of preventing the spread of canine madness."
Sheila's Irish mother had wooed and won him and had made a merry midsummer madness in his life, as brief as a dream.
Oh, dear, I hope fate will not force you to commit some mid-summer madness, as I did, to regret to the end of your days!" All the way to my room her words puzzled me.
Sublime madness, ravishing delirium, delicious frenzy.