Brain-evolution--and favouring airs--and the ripening time--and the silent Will of God, of God--all these in conspiracy seem to be behind, urging the whole ship's company of us to some undreamable luxury of glory--when lo, this check, artificial, evitable.
The best was given them,--dreamless sleep.
Undream'd of shores.
Who can doubt that within two or three centuries the African continent will be occupied by a mighty nation of English descent, and covered with populous cities and flourishing farms, with railroads and telegraphs and other devices of civilization as yet undreamed of?
And so the conspiracy advanced, its simple victims undreaming of its approach--Louie sighing faintly to think she saw so little of Andrew now, but content, since she was sure it was for his best interest to make the friendship of the Sabrina's owner; Andrew fretting to see how all this necessary submission to superiors kept him from Louie, but more than half compensated with the dazzling visions that danced before his eyes of the Sabrina in her new rig--of the barque coming down for her masts and sails from her launching.
Is India with all its heterogeneous populations--is it moving slowly and steadily to new and undreamt of unity?
O furry living things, adream On winter's drowsy breast, (How rest ye there, how softly, safely rest!)
The thought was vaguely comforting and he, too, fell adreaming.
For neither would Teufelsdrockh's mad daydream, here as we presume covertly intended, of levelling Society (levelling it indeed with a vengeance, into one huge drowned marsh!),
The cold facts of her existence couldn't be daydreamed away.
During the first half of his stay here, his health was still further injured by continuing as he was in earlier childhood, "a playless daydreamer," and by a habit of almost constant reading.
So might a poet have looked, while steeped in mournfully rapturous daydreams of remembered passion and severance.
Silver was poured into the country (literally) in crores (millions sterling), and cultivators who previously had as much as they could do to live, suddenly found themselves possessed of sums their imagination had never dreamt of.
Perhaps not one of us escapes that dream; perhaps, as by some sorrowful doom of man, that dream repeats for every one of us, through every generation, the original temptation in Eden.
=The Butterfly's Dream= A tulip, just opened, had offered to hold A butterfly gaudy and gay; And rocked in his cradle of crimson and gold, The careless young slumberer lay.
He could not see at first, but as by a dream- voice out of the mist came his name, twice repeated: "Robert, Robert."
Hah, Pisaro, I had such a Dream, Such a fine flattering Dream-- Pis.
What, as I have often contemplated, is the enjoyment of the finest woman in the world, to the contrivance, the bustle, the surprises, and at last the happy conclusion of a well-laid plot!--The charming round-abouts, to come to the nearest way home;--the doubts; the apprehensions; the heart-achings; the meditated triumphs--these are the joys that make the blessing dear.--For all the rest, what is it?--What but to find an angel in imagination dwindled down to a woman in fact?----But to my dream---- Methought it was about nine on Wednesday morning that a chariot, with a dowager's arms upon the doors, and in it a grave matronly lady not unlike mother H. in the face; but, in her heart, Oh!
So human life is but a span,-- A title, portion'd out to man; A tale, a song, a fev'rish dream,-- A bubble floating on a stream, A tear, a sigh, a passing breath,-- A meteor, swallow'd up in death.
His the true fire, When they like Glo-worms, being touch'd, expire, 'Twas first beleev'd, because he alwayes was, The Ipse dixit, and Pythagoras To our Disciple-wits; His soule might run (By the same-dream't-of Transmigration) Into their rude and indigested braine, And so informe their Chaos-lump againe; For many specious brats of this last age Spoke FLETCHER perfectly in every Page.
And again in "The Golden Dream,"-- When shall all men's good Be each man's rule, and universal peace Lie like a shaft of light across the land?
At two o'clock, one night, or rather morning, the Great Western came snorting in, and we must go; and Mackinaw, and all the north-west summer, is now to me no more than picture and dream;-- "A dream within a dream."
The graceful lines of Petrarch are inscribed on the sarcophagus--they are full of feeling and the country, and make one pause and dream:-- "Non come fiamma, che per forza e spenta, Ma che per se medesma si consuma, Se n'ando in pace, l'anima contenta."
Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream!-- For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things are not what they seem.
I'm sure I am but just awakened from the sweetest Dream.-- Doct.
Moreover, we find our author using precisely the same word in the 'Midsummer Night's Dream':-- 'Thus hath he lost sixpence a day during his life.'"
XIII CONSTANCY Ah, Love, I know that to my love thou art, And must be, in this life, a dream,--a name!
A dream!--a fleeting dream!
Amurath's Dream.--About the year 1594, Amurath III.
Its dream of green fields and sunshine is a very old dream,--almost worn out, I think.
I had a dream,--an awful dream!
It lives: but rootless, fruitless, I-- I breathe and dream;--and that is all.
I dream,--awake Amintor!
The moon rose behind the towering screen of dark precipices to the east, and long before it emerged above these, its slanting beams had filled the deep gorges below with luminous mist and turned the towers and pinnacles of Lio Porgyul to a magic dreamcastle of radiance and wonder.... Came a great uprush of ghostly light above the black rim of rocks, and then like a bubble that is blown and detaches itself the moon floated off clear into the unfathomable dark sky.... And then Karenin stood up.
The spider-creature has told me that it functions as a dreamcatcher, preventing any unhappy dreams from ever reaching her as she slumbers.
Lord Byron's Dream.--C.L. Eastlake.--A rich oriental landscape, and a most delightful scene of desert stillness.
Now art thou all my fancy dream'd of thee!
PIPER Pfui!--What a dream.--Don't make me cry again.
Tis certaine his proceedings in this busines, As in all els, have byn most wise and constant And waited on with full wingd Expedition: How many Townes armd with theis new Pretenders, Stird up and steeld by founders of new doctrines, The collour to their Cause, hath he (and sodainely) Disarmd againe and setled in obedience, And without bloodshed, Lords, without the Sword And those Calamities that shake a kingdom: So gently and without noyse he has performd this As if he had don it in a dreame.
"I knew I'd find you," he said, "but I never dreamed I'd find you like this!"
I should tremble for your life if he dreamed--" "Help me to help her--" he said. "
Well, as I said, the secret rite Had joined them, and the two were one; And so it chanced, one summer night, When the half-moon had set, and none But faint star-shadows on the grass Lay watching for his feet to pass, Led by the waiting light that gleamed From out one chamber-window, came The husband-lover;--soon they dreamed,-- Her lips still murmuring his name In sleep,--while, as to guard her, fell His arm across her bosom's swell.
And then I dreamed--'an incest 'twixt the body and the soul:' Let's wed, I thought, the seraph with the dog, And wait the purple thing that shall be born.
The next morning at breakfast, her papa out, and her mamma not yet come down, she told Willie that she had had such a beautiful dream!--that an angel, with great red wings, came and took her in his arms, and flew up and up with her to a cloud that lay close by the moon, and there stopped.
There they were together, he and this girl of whom he had dreamed;--and now he was leaving her, because he did not know how to hold her in conversation for ten minutes!
"--"Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed"--Gen.,
Dodgson as an artist--Miss E. G. Thomson--The drawing of children--A curious dream--"The Deserted Parks"--"Syzygies"--Circus children--Row-loving undergraduates--A letter to The Observer--Resignation of the Lectureship--He is elected Curator of the Common Room--Dream-music.
Says he, "Well, I wot what that shall betoken; here lieth my fair-dyed raiment, and it shall burn and blaze, whereas thou dreamedst of the cloak."