IV.--Heart Against Reason Behind a light screen, which threw a shadow on her, sat a young lady, reading; she rose and came to him.
A kindhearted servant belonging to the monastery attended upon her out of charity, and an aged emigrant priest, who said Mass in the convent, remained also with her.
Rover is a most feeling, sweet dispositioned dog--one instance of his affection and kindheartedness I cannot omit.
It figures him a libertine,--heartless, loveless, bad.
Nature's own lionhearted Son; Antaeus-like, his strength is got by touching the Earth, his Mother; lift him up from the Earth, lift him up into Hypocrisy, Inanity, his strength is gone.
They have the same perverted tastes, my dear, and like the same sort of people," lighthearted Nina would observe to the sister whom she had not found till the close of her girlish life. "
CHAPTER VII JOHN BELLINGHAM'S WILL The task upon which I had embarked so lightheartedly, when considered in cold blood, did certainly appear, as Miss Bellingham had said, rather appalling.
But with these regrettable instincts, from the first Matilda had also manifested a whimsical liveliness, an unconquerable lightheartedness which made you forgive her anything, and for which, poor soul, she had use enough before she was done with life.
She only wished, my dear, you could hear Mr. Withers express himself on those subjects,--his ideas were so delightfully "your deal, my love"--clear, his illustrations so sweetly pretty, and his manner so earnest; really, he stirred her like--"hearts, did you say?--a trump."
24:7 The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merryhearted do sigh.
Her quietness under the circumstances chilled me,--disheartened me quite.
Ah, how can I tell thee her praise For whom all my life's but the string Of a rosary painful of days; Which I count with a curious smile As a miser who hoardeth his gain, Though, a madhearted spendthrift the while, I but gather to waste again.
thou marblehearted fiend.
"Hearty, sir,--hearty I thank you, though, at this precise moment, just a leetle put out, sir.
Redbud, too, recollected the nice cherries they had eaten from the trees--as nice as the oxhearts near the house--in the Spring; and Fanny did too, and told some very amusing stories of beaux being compelled to climb and throw down boughs laden with their red bunches.
She had not only some of the sweetest attributes of the wild rose, but the parallel might have been extended as far as the thorns, for she had wounded her scores,--hearts, be it understood, not hands.
A new Wench, I warrant--But prithee, Sham, I have other matters in hand; 'Sheart, I am so mortify'd with this same thought of Fighting, that I shall hardly think of Womankind again.
Then spake the boy and told him of his life: "I have a mother,--Heartsrue is she called.
And to think we once knew him such a true believer, such a noblehearted gentleman!"
Th' pride of'suncle'sheart!
He was frank, openhearted, impetuous, and endowed with all those qualities which made him a great favourite with women; moreover, his service in the Austrian army had given people an exaggerated notion of his ability to command and organize.
Armstrong was a wrongheaded, righthearted man,--a surgeon in the army, we believe,--and a worshipper of Apollo, as well in his proper person as in that of Esculapius.
The Rumelhearts of Rampler Avenue.
2:4 For they are impudent children and stiffhearted.
But this chambermaid was always, as Boots informs us, a softhearted one.
Mr. Tenderheart identifying himself with them, and receiving an appointment as minister to Washington; after which, imagine him serenaded at St. James's by thousands of people bearing transparencies, the first representing a naked woman under the slave-driver's lash; the second, containing some such verses as "The Antilles Flower," &c.; for instance:-- "The slaves must be plucked From the chains that now gall 'em, Though American wolves An inferior race call 'em."
FLORIZEL and AUTOLYCUS exchange garments Fortunate mistress- let my prophecy Come home to ye!- you must retire yourself Into some covert; take your sweetheart's hat And pluck it o'er your brows, muffle your face, Dismantle you, and, as you can, disliken The truth of your own seeming, that you may- For I do fear eyes over- to shipboard Get undescried.
Now if your sweetheart--" "Who told you I had one?"
He will be gentler to you than a father: He would be brothers five, and dearest friend, And sweetheart,--ay, and knight and serving-man!
He knew he was; he had watched the servant set forth sweethearting, in her poor best, "out for the day" written in every ribbon and smile.
I often wonder if these midshipmen have sweethearts at home."
He and his sweetheart"--the actual word was grosser--"will be none the worse for an interview with the Marquess."
76:5 The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands.
"Was she a swateheart?"
Above all, it was a voice which you trusted; after the first three notes you felt that that perfect ear, that perfect throat, could never, even by the thousandth part of a note, fall short of melody; and you gave your soul up to it, and cast yourself upon it, to bear you up and away, like a fairy steed, whither it would, down into the abysses of sadness, and up to the highest heaven of joy; as did those wild and rough, and yet tenderhearted and imaginative men that day, while every face spoke new delight, and hung upon those glorious notes,-- "As one who drinks from a charmed cup Of sparkling, and foaming, and murmuring wine"-- and not one of them, had he had the gift of words, but might have said with the poet:-- "I have no life, Constantia, now but thee, While, like the world-surrounding air, thy song Flows on, and fills all things with melody.
It is said that such a thing as distress among the relatives or descendants of cowboys was impossible, because of the delightful tenderheartedness of men with rough exterior and whose daily life makes them appear hardened.
Yet to bite his lip And hum at good Cominius much unhearts me.
And in our royall thrones, which lately stood In th'hearts of men to rule them carefully, He now hath placed his accursed brood, 315 By him begotten of fowle Infamy; Blind Error, scornefull Follie, and base Spight, Who hold by wrong that wee should have by right.
By the prefixing of un, meaning not; as, unyielding, unregarded, unreserved, unendowed, unendeared, unendorsed, unencountered, unencumbered, undisheartened, undishonoured.
Surely and steadily the men enclosed behind the walls of the old Prison rose into the ranks of the utterly reliable, the indefatigable, the fearless and the fine, or sank into those of the shifty, unhearty, unreliable, and unworthy--save the few who remained steadily mediocre, well-meaning, unsoldierly, fairly trustworthy--a useful second line, but not to be sent on forlorn hopes, dangerous reconnoitring, risky despatch-carrying, scouting, or ticklish night-work.
They go about, loud and boisterous, with a wholehearted and cheerful indifference to other people's feelings, treading on the toes of their neighbor and shoving him off the pavement, and always with an eye wide open for any adventure.
Men could approach near to him, could eat and drink with him, could listen to his talk and ask him questions, and they found him not accessible only, but warmhearted, and not occupied so much with his own plans that he could not attend to a case of distress or mental perplexity.
A virgin still, her eyes were tender with the warmheartedness that is such a dominant trait of frontier peoples; but what fire, what passion might burn in them to-morrow!
And he'd acted as if he did love her, too!--that was men's way,--heartless things!
To the other side, some say that ladies who are used to hourly admiration cannot endure the passing of a man who seems to admire not quite wholeheartedly.
No doubt he'd done it with his usual wholeheartedness; he'd earned his toys.