Another Splendour on his mouth alit, That mouth whence it was wont to draw the breath Which gave it strength to pierce the guarded wit, And pass into the panting heart beneath With lightning and with music: the damp death 5 Quenched its caress upon his icy lips; And, as a dying meteor stains a wreath Of moonlight vapour which the cold night clips, It flushed through his pale limbs, and passed to its eclipse.
Pain was found to be much more enlightning than Reason.
LIGHTNING.--In the spiritual world, the vibration of light, like lightning, is a correspondence and consequent appearance of the conflict of arguments, 415.
Then suddenly--a propos of nothing, Polly remembered--the whole thing stood before her, short and clear like a vivid flash of lightning:--Mrs.
Like the deities just discussed, Viracocha, the supreme god of the Quichuas, rises from the bosom of Lake Titicaca and journeys westward, slaying with his lightnings the creatures who oppose him, until he finally disappears in the Western Ocean.
Again, he looked up at the man's face, braced for the retort his challenge had laid him open to, and once more the expression he saw there--a thing as momentary as a shimmer of summer lightning,--told him more than anything within the resources of rhetoric could have effected.
Every grove, every fountain, every river, every beautiful spot, had its presiding deity; while every wonder of Nature,--the sun, the moon, the stars, the tempest, the thunder, the lightning,--was impersonated as an awful power for good or evil.
she smiled like a flash of lightning,--dark and sallow as she was.
nay, run awaye As men distraught with lightninge from above Or dastards feared with a sodaine fraye.
In the abstract of these travels, as given by Forster, this fire is said to have been caused by lightning.--E. It is to be remarked, that the author of these travels was a Mahometan.
The lightninges blast, the thunders cracke, The billows menace nought save wracke.
In the short space of four years the newspapers contained three several cases, two of which I cut out, and still have among my ocean of papers, and which, as stated, were as nearly parallel, in external accompaniments, to St. Paul's as cases can well be:--struck with lightning,--heard the thunder as an articulate voice,--blind for a few days, and suddenly recovered their sight.