He bled freely, but showed no signs of being disconcerted.
It had been ripped almost in half, and was still bleeding profusely.
But Mithraism, centred upon some now forgotten mysteries about Mithras sacrificing a sacred and benevolent bull; all the Mithraic shrines seem to have contained a figure of Mithras killing this bull, which bleeds copiously from a wound in its side, and from this blood a new life sprang.
But to live,—to wear on, day after day, of mean, bitter, low, harassing servitude, every nerve dampened and depressed, every power of feeling gradually smothered,—this long and wasting heart-martyrdom, this slow, daily bleeding away of the inward life, drop by drop, hour after hour,—this is the true searching test of what there may be in man or woman.
It bleeds, seemingly.”
To such men as young Scipio, the sly, ineffective artfulness of Fabianism, which was causing both Italy and Carthage to bleed slowly to death, was detestable.
Then his father gave him a hefty shove from behind which released him from where he was held and sent him flying, and heavily bleeding, deep into his room.
I suppose it was bleeding pretty merrily at first."
And in his haste, shortly to tell,Him hurt, that backward down he fell,From a window richly paint,With lives of many a divers saint,And beat his winges and bled fast,And of the hurt thus died and past;And lay there well an hour and moreTill, at the last, of birds a scoreCame and assembled at the placeWhere the window broken was,And made such waimentatioun, lamentation That pity was to hear the soun’,And the warbles of their throats,And the complaint of their notes,Which from joy clean was reversed.
It was soft, and bled easily.
The wound which years had scarcely cicatrized bled afresh, and oh, how bitterly!