His trials were prolonged only a matter of eight years; but looking back, what an eternity was emcompassed in those eight years.
And truly, as it did come to my mind, if that the compass did point a little as I did wot it was used to point in the Lesser Redoubt, then, in verity, I was surely come something more anigh to that unknown place of the world than I did dare to believe.
Why, you are so fat, Sir John, that you must needs be out of all compass- out of all reasonable compass, Sir John.
Reads 'With a small compass'd cape'- GRUMIO.
Besides I cannot compasse what I would, Unlesse the boy be quicklie made away.
If I beare this while there be knives or swords, Poyson or ought left to extinguish life That womans spleene can compasse-- Alexander!
And they compassed him in, and laid wait for him all night in the gate of the city, and were quiet all the night, saying, In the morning, when it is day, we shall kill him.
And men may well preven be experience and sotyle compassement of wytt, that zif a man fond passages be schippes, that wolde go to serchen the world, men mighte go be schippe all aboute the world, and aboven and benethen.
+Compassen+, v. to go round, to devise, contrive, MD; +cumpas+, W2; +conpassed+, pp.,
We happily succeeded in bringing away two compasses from the binnacle, and a few candles from the cuddy-table, one of them lighted; one bottle of wine, and another of porter, were handed to us, with the tablecloth and a knife, which proved very useful; but the fire raged so fiercely in the body of the vessel, that neither bread nor water could be obtained.
139:3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
19:10 And the third lot came up for the children of Zebulun according to their families: and the border of their inheritance was unto Sarid: 19:11 And their border went up toward the sea, and Maralah, and reached to Dabbasheth, and reached to the river that is before Jokneam; 19:12 And turned from Sarid eastward toward the sunrising unto the border of Chislothtabor, and then goeth out to Daberath, and goeth up to Japhia, 19:13 And from thence passeth on along on the east to Gittahhepher, to Ittahkazin, and goeth out to Remmonmethoar to Neah; 19:14 And the border compasseth it on the north side to Hannathon: and the outgoings thereof are in the valley of Jiphthahel: 19:15 And Kattath, and Nahallal, and Shimron, and Idalah, and Bethlehem: twelve cities with their villages.
Eager appetites to secular and sensual goods; violent passions, urging the prosecution of what men affect; wrath and displeasure against those who stand in the way of compassing their desires; emulation and envy towards those who happen to succeed better, or to attain a greater share in such things; excessive self-love; unaccountable malignity and vanity, are in some degrees connatural to all men, and ever prompt them to this dealing, as appearing the most efficacious, compendious, and easy way of satisfying such appetites, of promoting such designs, of discharging such passions.
When I found he was really going to his friends at Thornberry Park for the whole day to-morrow, I had compassion on him."
nor fidelite/ ne oth holden/ the peple murmure and ryse agayn theyr lord and wole not be subget/ they ought to be pietous in herte/ whiche is auaillable to all thinge ther is pite in effecte by compassion/ and in worde by remission and pardon/ by almesse/ for to enclyne hymself to the poure For pite is nothynge ellis but a right grete will of a debonaire herte for to helpe alle men/ Valerius reherceth that ther was a Iuge named sangis whiche dampned a woman that had deseruyd the deth for to haue her heed smyten of or ellis that she shold dye in prison/ The Geayler that had pite on the woman put not her anone to deth but put her in the pryson/ And this woman had a doughter whiche cam for to se and conforte her moder But allway er she entryd into the pryson the Iayler serchid her that se shold bere no mete ne drynke to her moder/ but that she shold dye for honger/ Than hit happend after this that he meruaylled moche why this woman deyd not/ And began to espye the cause why she lyuyd so longe/ And fonde at laste how her doughter gaf souke to her moder/ And fedde her with her melke.
He sought out charities when he himself was the object of compassion,--a sad old man who could not sleep.
He is for some time a raving maniac, and then falls into a state of gay and compassionable imbecility, which is described with inimitable beauty in the close of this story."
Thee, hapless friend, I must compassionate!
I then assured the functionary that Bartleby was a perfectly honest man, and greatly to be compassionated, however unaccountably eccentric.
His uncle compassionately informed him beforehand that his service in Thorberg would be brief and certainly would lead up to something much better.
He is distinguished for his genuine piety, and is both high-minded and compassionate.--Moliere, La Tartuffe (1664).
How God compassionates Mankind, thy muse, my friend, rehearses-- Compassion for the sins of Man!--What comfort for thy verses!
When poor Mr. Tebrick had remembered this he was, as it were, dazed or stunned by the fact, and for a long time he could understand nothing, but at last burst into a flood of tears compassionating them and himself too.
The Society for the Suppression of Mendicity has fortunately cleared our streets of the offensive vagrants who used to thrust their mangled limbs and putrid sores into our faces to extort from our disgust what they could not wring from our compassion:--Be it our care to suppress those greater nuisances who, infesting the high ways of literature, would attempt, by a still more revolting exhibition, to terrify or nauseate us out of those sympathies which they might not have the power to awaken by any legitimate appeal.
Footnote 2: "Sonsi i nostri dottori accordati, Pigliando tutti una conclusione, Che que' che son nel ciel glorificati, S' avessin nel pensier compassione De' miseri parenti che dannati Son ne lo inferno in gran confusione, La lor felicita nulla sarebbe E vedi the qui ingiusto Iddio parebbe.
Poor Martin was to be compassioned.
Had I the power to paint how fell asleep Those eyes compassionless, of Syrinx hearing, Those eyes to which more watching cost so dear, Even as a painter who from model paints I would portray how I was lulled asleep; He may, who well can picture drowsihood.
That ruthlesse mind, that iron savage heart, So greatly loved and so little loving, Breathes in this brest; 'twas I returnd disdaine For deepe affection, scorne for loyalty, And now compassionlesse shall pine my selfe.
JENNER * * * * * ESSAY ON WAR War for room required by encreased Population.--With Arts of Use and Comfort spring those of War.--Blessings of the Infant State of Society.--Peace cannot last beyond the Infancy of Society.--War defined to preserve the equilibrium of Population.--War between hords of emigrating Stranger Nations.--Invasions on account of violated Women.--Love the strongest and most natural cause of War.--Violence of conflicting Passions at sight of an Enemy.--Solitary wounded Combatant amid the Dying and Dead.--Female Friends seeking for Dead or Wounded Relatives.--Morning after the Battle--Sympathy--Compassion.--Long remembrance of the Horrors of War.--Gunpowder; it's tremendous effects.--Gunpowder, a humane discovery.--Castles &c. proofs of the continued prevalence of War.--Men quit a peaceful Country to seek War abroad.--History full of War.--Slavish Peace more cruel and more horrid than War.--Obligations of Peace to the active Virtues of War.--Havock of Peace more shocking than that of War.--War between Man and the rest of the animal Creation.--War of the Elements and natural Powers.--Recapitulation.... Conclusion.
OSWALD Compassion!--pity!--pride can do without them; And what if you should never know them more!-- He is a puny soul who, feeling pain, Finds ease because another feels it too.
We'll not doo't basely, For beinge brought upp to musick and to sing, Demandinge in that kind there charity, And they perceivinge us much better bred Then these our present fortunes might deserve, May move in them compassions.
But these are miserable objects, which the truly benevolent will regard with an eye of peculiar compassion;--they must be very unhappy, for they are very vicious; and nothing should be omitted, that can tend to reclaim them;--but nothing will tend so powerfully to reform them, as kind usage from the hands of persons they must learn to love and to respect at the same time.
I knowe tharte noble & a man of warre, One that hathe feard no mortall wound so muche As to be recond fearfull; but the cause, The cause of my dull ruyne must affryghte you You have not flynte enoughe to arme your soule Agaynst compassyon; & that kylls a souldior.
What was the use of being a rich widow, if she was to be hedged-in by the restrictions which encompass the steps of an unwedded damsel just beginning life?
Foul fiend of France and hag of all despite, Encompass'd with thy lustful paramours, Becomes it thee to taunt his valiant age And twit with cowardice a man half dead?
Nor comes he private, here's great BEAUMONT too, How could one single World encompasse Two?
His capital was encompassed with ditches full of water; but Fanfur was entirely addicted to the arts of peace, and so beloved of his subjects for his justice and charity, that, trusting to their numbers and attachment, and to the natural strength and resources of the country, both king and people neglected the use of arms, keeping no cavalry in pay, because they feared no one, and believed themselves invincible.
Looke you Sir, Enquire me first what Danskers are in Paris; And how, and who; what meanes; and where they keepe: What company, at what expence: and finding By this encompassement and drift of question, That they doe know my sonne: Come you more neerer Then your particular demands will touch it, Take you as 'twere some distant knowledge of him, And thus I know his father and his friends, Sidenote: As thus And in part him.
Unable to draw out a single, simplified rationale that encompasses the logic of each and every protestor, traditional media storytellers conclude that there is no logic at all. (
Look how my ring encompasseth thy finger, Even so thy breast encloseth my poor heart; Wear both of them, for both of them are thine.
Finally, Mahomet determined to essay upon his own initiative some means of subtlety whereby he might force back this encompassing foe that hourly threatened his whole dominion.
Look you, sir, Enquire me first what Danskers are in Paris; And how, and who, what means, and where they keep, What company, at what expense; and finding By this encompassment and drift of question That they do know my son, come you more nearer Than your particular demands will touch it.
to betroth thyself To this good creature, harmless, harmless child: This kernel, hope, and comfort of my house: Without enforcement--of thine own accord: Draw all her soul in th'compass of an oath: Take that oath from her, make her for none but thee-- And then betray her!
I speak of descent, but, of course, I was as yet ascending just as truly as ever, the Sun being visible through the lens in the floor, and reflected upon the mirror of the discometer, while Mars was now seen through the upper lens, and his image received in the mirror of the metacompass.
But neither bended knees, pure hands held up, Sad sighs, deep groans, nor silver-shedding tears, Could penetrate her uncompassionate sire- But Valentine, if he be ta'en, must die.