They were men of such magnitude that they could not live on unrealities,--clouds, froth and all inanity gave way under them: there was no footing for them but on firm earth; no rest or regular motion for them, if they got not footing there.
Eric with his face against a windowpane could see only as far as the evergreen hedge because the trees beyond were wreathed in whirling snowclouds.
Nial looked back: no cross he saw Looming from out the dreadful night: Yet all his soul was filled with awe, A thundercloud with heart of light.
Ungainly, labouring, huge, The wind of the north has twisted and gnarled its branches; Yet in the heat of midsummer days, when thunderclouds ring the horizon, A nation of men shall rest beneath its shade.
hast made me glad,' will give ye light, Which may uncloud your minds.
Truly, in all times and places, the young ardent soul that enters on this world with heroic purpose, with veracious insight, and the yet unclouded "inspiration of the Almighty" which has given us our intelligence, will find this world a very mad one: why else is he, with his little outfit of heroisms and inspirations, come hither into it, except to make it diligently a little saner?
Nothing but the moon in her fulness, shining in the midst of an uncloudless sky!"
But even in its cloudy, distant fairness there is a concise, emphatic reality altogether uncloudlike.
The dream trip ended at St.-Cloud.
--Friends in Congress.--Finds his statuette of Dying Hercules in basement of Capitol.--Alternately hopes and despairs of bill passing Congress.-- Bill favorably reported from committee.--Clouds breaking.--Ridicule in Congress.--Bill passes House by narrow majority.--Long delay in Senate.-- Last day of session.--Despair.--Bill passes.--Victory at last.
Stevens falls into Bad Hands 19.--The Alarm 20.--The Attack 21.--More Horrors 22.--An Anxious Day 23.--The Lost One Found 24.--Charlie distinguishes himself 25.--The Heir 26.--Home again 27.--Sudbury 28.--Charlie seeks Employment 29.--Clouds and Sunshine 30.--Many Years after 31.--The Thorn rankles 32.--Dear Old Ess again 33.--The Fatal Discovery 34.--"Murder will out" 35.--The Wedding 36.--And the Last CHAPTER I. In which the Reader is introduced to a Family of peculiar Construction.
John Bluecloud, Brown Earth, Dak.
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That poor young man!--I'm sure and certain Despair is making up his shroud: He walks all night beneath the curtain Of the dim sky and murky cloud-- Draws landscapes,--throws such mournful glances!-- Writes verses,--has such splendid eyes-- An ugly name,--but Laura fancies He's some great person in disguise!
Without it, man's representative powers would be a delirium, a chaos, a scudding cloudage of shapes; and it is therefore most appropriately called the understanding, or substantiative faculty.
There was little of it to be seen now, only the red belching of the guns flashing quickly out of the cloudbank, and the black figures--stooping, straining, mopping, sponging--working like devils, and at devilish work.
To left and right the cloudbanks were a deep purple blue, fast fading into the dim warm grey of an Italian night.
Come and show where there's cloudberries," said Gustaf; "cranberries," said he.
With them I fairly fell in love: true white roses, I called them, each with its central ring of dark purplish stamens; as beautiful as the cloudberry, which once, ten years before, I had found, on the summit of Mount Clinton, in New Hampshire, and refused to believe a Rubus, though Dr. Gray's key led me to that genus again and again.
What taxed me most in the wreck of one of my favorite canons by cloudburst was to see a bobcat mother mouthing her drowned kittens in the ruined lair built in the wash, far above the limit of accustomed waters, but not far enough for the unexpected.
No summer cyclones, no winter blizzards, no cloudbursts or bad thunderstorms.
"At exactly--twenty-three minutes to six, sir," said the Sergeant, consulting his large silver watch, "I were sitting in my usual corner--beside the chimley, sir,--when in comes Grimes--like a thunder-cloud.--Calls for a pint of ale--in a tankard.
the whyte moone sheenes onne hie; Whyterre ys mie true loves shroude, Whyterre yanne the mornynge skie, Whyterre yanne the evenynge cloude: Mie love ys dedde, Gon to hys deathe-bedde, Al under the wyllowe tree.
In what is called 'easterly weather,' objects are seen through the medium of a refraction that is entirely unknown in a clear north-wester; the crests of the seas emit a luminous light that is far more apparent than at other times; and the face of the ocean, at midnight, often wears the aspect of a clouded day.
Mr. McCALLUM SCOTT has been rewarded for his consistent admiration--did he not publish a eulogy of "Winston Churchill in Peace and War" when his hero's fortunes were temporarily clouded?--and on two days a week will have the privilege of acting as lightning-conductor.
Co. Oh, now I see that Love Is sweet as flowers in their fragrant birth, Gentle as silke, and kind as Cloudes to Earth?
All these are solar weapons, and so, too, are the arrows of Tell and Palnatoki, Egil and Hemingr, and William of Cloudeslee, whose surname proclaims him an inhabitant of the Phaiakian land.
CLOUDES'LEY (William of), a famous north-country archer, the companion of Adam Bell and Clym of the Clough.
The name, like those of Clym of the Clough, William of Cloudesly, Robin Hood, and Little John, is synonymous with a good archer.
One kisse more, and then farewell; Oh no, no more, I prithee give me o’er,— Why cloudest thou thy beames?
"My child, it is not God who faileth thee in answer to thy prayer; and love and faith are yet strong and beautiful within thy soul; only a human weakness is upon thee which cloudeth thy human reason, and for this thy soul is dark.
"By circling way up yonder in the cloudfields," she laughed.
His long hair had already become tangled, thanks to the autumn winds, and the gallop to which he had pushed Cloud;--his person assumed its habitual attitude of wild grace; his eye no longer restless and troubled, had recovered its expression of dreamy mobility, and his lips were wreathed with the odd Indian smile, which just allowed the ends of the white teeth to thread them;--Verty was himself again.
But now I can feel how Time hath changed My thoughts within, the prospect round us-- How boyish companions have thinn'd away; How the sun hath grown cloudier, ray by ray; How loved scenes of childhood are now estranged; And the chilling tempests of Care have bound us Within their icy folds.
They laughed at the "culture craze" which, raging westward, had seized upon all the women of Saint X with incomes, or with husbands or fathers to support them in idleness--the craze for thinking, reading, and talking cloudily or muddily on cloudy or muddy subjects.
The last sight that I remembered was a vague, white, moving mass, as if all the graves around me had sent out the phantoms of their sheeted-dead, and that they were closing in on me through the white cloudiness of the driving hail.
It was difficult to follow with glasses frequently clouding with the breath, but we saw the instrument detached when the slow match burned out.
About the middle of the century, Robert Henryson, a teacher in Dunfermline, wrote.-- "The northin wind had purifyit the air And sched the misty cloudis fra the sky."
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To know that in the woods the brooks were singing over pebbly bottoms, that in the fields the air was filled with the fragrance of blossoming flowers, that everywhere the free wind rioted at will, and then to sit in such a prison-house as this all day, and breathe an atmosphere so thick with dust that even the bits of blue sky framed in by the open windows in the summer time were like strips of some dark thunder-cloud,--it was this, this dull monotony of dizzy sight and doleful sound and changeless post of duty, that made their task a hard one.
Whether not perhaps, in good part, temporary dilettante cloudland of our poor Century;--or can it be the real diviner Pisgah height, and everlasting mount of vision, for man's soul in any Century?
~Cloudland.~ Over the hills, at the close of day, Gazing with listless-seeming eyes, Margery watches them sail away, The sunlit clouds of the western skies.
Metaphysician, Cloudland.--Your article on the "Psychical Basis of Objective Existence" is excellent.
Purple haziness curtained the dark front of Kinneo,--a delicate haze purpled by this black promontory, but melting blue like a cloud-fall of cloudless sky upon loftier distant summits.
The sea sparkled languidly, and the brilliant blue hung cloudlessly over.
"O'er moor and mountain green, O'er fell and fountain sheen, O'er the red streamer that heralds the day; Over the cloudlet dim, Over the rainbow's rim, Musical cherub, hie, hie thee a -way.
The swan-like steamers come and go; The ruffled water finds its rest; The snow-peaks catch a ruddy glow From crimsoned cloudlets in the west; And, trembling on the tranquil air, Steals forth the vesper-call to prayer.