But, to "retrace my tale," as the canine said, when a flee was suckin the heart's blood from his cordil appendige-- "Well, my friends," said I, humerin these men in their mistake, "what can I do for you down to Washington?"
It is further announced that the estimable publication referred to will henceforth be under the charge of Mr. OLDBLOOD, a blood relative of all the BADBLOODS belonging to the JOHN REAL Democracy.
Indeed a writer in an old saga, known as the Blackblood Saga, went so far as to maintain that the English climate had been permanently ruined by the incantations of Prince Alldane.
Only a few weeks before this black shadow of war had loomed up with its deadly menace a great party of German editors had returned our visit and once again I had listened to speeches about the blood- brotherhood of the two nations, a little bored by the stale phrases, but glad to sit between these friendly Germans whom I had met in their own country.
There was blood-- "God in heaven!"
O may an interest in Christ's blood,-- Thy soul, bathed in that crimson flood, Shall be from guilt's dark stain set free, Thy sins no more imputed thee.
Macbeth having considered the prodigy which has just appeared, infers justly from it, that the death of Duncan cannot pass unpunished; It will have blood:-- then, after a short pause, declares it as the general observation of mankind, that murderers cannot escape: --they say, blood will have blood.
dead Eliza weltering in her blood!-- --Soon hears his listening son the welcome sounds, 310 With open arms and sparkling eyes he bounds:-- "Speak low," he cries, and gives his little hand, "Eliza sleeps upon the dew-cold sand; "Poor weeping Babe with bloody fingers press'd, "And tried with pouting lips her milkless breast; 315 "Alas!
And he than said to me why chacest and smytest away thyse flyes that ben full of my blood/ And now shallt thou late come other that ben hongrye whiche shall doon to me double payne more than the other dide/ for the prikke of the hongrye is more poyngnant the half/ than of y'e fulle And therfore sayde he I leue the officiers in their offices.
It will have blood, they say, blood will have blood, Stones have been known to move, and trees to speak; Augurs, that understand relations, have By magpies, and by choughs, and rooks, brought forth The secret'st man of blood.-- In this passage the first line loses much of its force by the present punctuation.
To illustrate: in the walls of the stomach and intestines there is a network of minute vessels filled with blood,--a liquid containing many substances in solution.
He assimilates the sluggish sympathies of his readers to those of sailors and vulgar ballad readers, who cannot be excited to an interest in the battle of the Arethusa, unless they learn that "her sails smoaked with brains, and her scuppers ran blood;"--a line which threatens him with formidable competitors from before the mast.
Those that share thy blood:--a collateral relative of Joanna's was subsequently ennobled by the title of du Lys.
What a volume of blackness and blood!A Footnote A: We are here reminded of a fact stated by Mr. C. on another occasion.
A Bear Hunt.--Patsey explains.--A Promise.--Continuation of Hal's Story.-- Warm Blood.--A Feast of Mule Meat.--The Mountain Cave.--A Punishment.-- Despair.--The Crack of a Rifle.--Liberty.--The Smoke Signal.--The Spy.-- The Two Eyes.--A Horrible Situation.--Relief at last.--A Dissertation on Apaches.--Their Manners and Customs.--A Surprise.--A Desperate Adventure.--Arrival at Apache Pass.--"Sooap.
Haggard faces, bloodshot eyes, lips drawn with suffering, hair matted with blood,--all the grim and revolting realities of defeat were there before us, and no longer to be denied.
Curb-chain undershirts have been suggested, but an objection to their use is that links of them are apt to be carried into the interior anatomy by pistol bullets, thus introducing a surplus of iron into the blood,--an accession which is apt to steel the heart of the officer thus experimented on, and so render him deaf to the cries of innocence in distress.
On the day following that, Madame Elizabeth, that Princess whom the executioners could not guillotine, till they had turned aside their eyes from the sight of her angelic visage, stained the same axe with her blood!--And a month after, Robespierre, who wished to restore order for his own purposes--who wished to still the bloody waves which for years had inundated the state, felt that all his efforts would be in vain if the masses who supported his power were not restrained and directed, because without order nothing but ravages and destruction can prevail.
It appeared just as if it had rained blood.--Another observer stepped up, and advised to defer the other twenty-five to another time, lest the slave might die; and he was released, to receive the balance when he should have so recruited as to be able to bear it and live.
Carbonic acid is death when it combines with the blood,--as it does when we inhale it; but not so when it enters the stomach in small quantities.
It was also the formal pretext for the search and seizure of the Mentor's bulletin board, "Phoenix Project," and for the raid on the home of Erik Bloodaxe.
Hence 'flesh' is often taken as, and indeed is a form of, the blood,--blood formed or organized.
Blood?--blood?--nay, how is this?--I--very like The sun shines redly on him--I have seen The sky look ruddy, as with all the blood Of battle-fields, where no man cried for grace.
No, no, my dear boy; you know I love you better than anything on 'arth, my dear, old soul of a mother, and little Kitty, excepted,--for it wouldn't be religious to like you better than my own flesh and blood,--but, after these two, I like you better than any one on 'arth; and I can't be quiet, and see you run your property into the fire.
But these things used to be a part of his daily life; and even to-day you may sometimes hear a dried-up, palsied survivor of the ancient wars cackle out his shrill laugh when he tells as a merry jest, a bloodcurdling story of the torture he inflicted on some enemy in the long ago.
she pleaded, "you that I love like my own flesh and blood,--don't!
Tis trew for blooddy noses; and, Fryar Jhon, As you lyke that which is allredy past So chalendge mee hereafter.
Otherwise the perfume made of the gall of a black dog, and his bloode besmeared on the posts and walls of a house, driveth out of the doores, both devils and witches."
At first I was inclined to think that Silvia Fox, having once hunted when she was a child of ten and having been blooded, might furnish more of an explanation.
We cannot cold-bloodedly abandon them to a gospel of despair.
They are for him errors, but natural ones, grounded in the nature of man, "sick men's dreams," whose origin and course he searches out with frightful cold-bloodedness, with the dispassionate interest of the dissector.
Old wounds were recalled, old scars inflamed; a childhood in which his uncle's figure had represented to him the terrors of sarcasm and repression; a youth in which, as his guardian, his uncle had deprecated all first fine hot-bloodednesses and enthusiasms; a young manhood in which he had been told cynically that the ways of society were good ways, and that the object of life was material advancement; advice which had been followed by the stimulus of an utter refusal to assist financially except where absolutely necessary.
For several years past, anti-slavery truth has been spreading, and in proportion as light has shone upon the "peculiar institution," exposing to the world its crimes and blood,--enstamping upon its frontlet, "THE SUM OF ALL VILLAINIES,"--has the wrath of the impious slaveholder been kindled, and his arm outstretched to strengthen the chain, and press closer the yoke upon the helpless slave, proving conclusively that he loves darkness because his deeds are evil.
366.--Legend of the Jew calling the Devil from a Vessel of Blood.--Fac-simile of a Woodcut in Boaistuau's "Histoires Prodigieuses:" in 4to, Paris, Annet Briere, 1560.
But perhaps I am wrong about that; bloodfeuds among blood-relations are notoriously savage.
She is clad in a black velvet bodice and russet skirt, and has no iron about her of any description, unless, indeed, it is in her blood,--where it ought to be.
The Haddock had no bloodful vice, but he was unstable as water and could not excel, a moral coward and weakling, a liar, a borrower of what he never intended to return, undeniably and incurably mean, the complete parasite.
There was a fine, free air in her bearing, a lightness in her step, a sparkle in her eye, that spoke of good blood,--whether fused by nature in its own alembic, out of material despised and spurned of men, or whether some obscure ancestral strain, the teacher could not tell.
For flesh and blood she is, and that young blood,--whom her childish misusage and your brotherly love; her loneliness and your protection; her springing fancy and (for I may speak to you as a son) your beauty and knightly grace, have so bewitched, and as some say, degraded, that briefly, she loves you, and briefly, better, her few friends fear, than you love her.
She looked at the tense blue-corded veins in her wrist, full of fine pure blood,--gauged herself coolly, her lease of life, her power of endurance,--measured it out against the work waiting for her.
The country generally is poor and stony, with paper-bark, gum, bloodwood, and narrow-leafed melaleuca.
At a glance, Merry saw that Bloodgood was "shakey."
As soon as her eyes had grown accustomed to the light, Lady Bellamy went up to the body, and, drawing off the sheet, gazed long and steadily at the mutilated face, on the lips of which the bloody froth still stood.
For you must know, valiant gentleman, besides the affair in the land of the Medes and Persians, and the Porteous mob in Edinbro', five cruel and bloody"---- "There is that in your air which sufficiently proclaims the soldier," interrupted his listener, who evidently struggled to keep down his rising impatience; "but, as my time is so precious, I would now more especially hear what you have to say concerning yonder ship."
He was likewise incited,--so many trustworthy men have stated,--by Seneca, whether it was to obscure the complaint against his own name that the latter was anxious or to lead Nero on to a career of unholy bloodguiltiness that should bring about most speedily his destruction by gods and men.
Alcip.--My Face has Horror in't pale and disfigur'd, And lean as Envy's self-- My Eyes all bloody,--and my hanging lids Like Midnight's mischief, hide the guilty Balls, --And all about me calls me Murderer: --Oh horrid Murderer!
It was indeed necessary he should do so, for the various agitations she laboured under were so violent, as to be near throwing her into a swoon.--She no sooner found herself alone, than she flew to her chamber, and locked herself in, to prevent being interrupted by any of the servants; and as in all emotions of the mind, especially in that of a surprize, tears are a very great relief, her's found some ease from the sources of her eyes.--Never had the most dutiful child loved the tenderest of fathers more than she did Dorilaus; but then it was only a filial affection, and the very thoughts of his regarding her with that sort of passion she now found he did, had somewhat in them terribly alarming.--All she could do to reconcile herself to what seemed to be her fate was in vain.--This generous man who offers me his heart, said she, is not my father, or any way of my blood:--he has all the accomplishments of his whole sex centered in him.--I could wish to be for ever near him.--All that I am is owing to his goodness.--How wretched must I have been but for his bounty!--What unaccountable prejudice is this then that strikes me with such horror at his love!--what maid of birth and fortune equal to his own but would be proud of his addresses; and shall I, a poor foundling, the creature of his charity, not receive the honour he does me with the utmost gratitude!--shall I reject a happiness so far beyond my expectation!