Nay,--shocking as the question may seem,--is he the wiser and stronger man for being a poet at all, and a genius?--provided, of course, that the word genius is used in its modern meaning, of a person who can say prettier things than his neighbours.
As Dionysia walked away, she said to Leoline, "Remember what I have said!"--shocking words, for their meaning was that he should remember to kill Marina.
At the shock of the name, Raymon nearly fell off the car.
The man was a stiff built, shock- headed little fellow, with a squint in his eye that seemed to enrich the good-humoured expression of his countenance.
This--shock--" The tambourine fell noisily to the floor.
They hear no sound; the swell is strong, Though the wind hath fallen, they drift along; Till the vessel strikes with a shivering shock,-- O Christ!
It was like an electric shock;--a moment ago I was dozing off, and the cow, long since laid down, appeared asleep; that one roar had not died away among the hills when she had scrambled on her legs, and stood with elevated head, stiffened limbs, tail raised, and breath suspended, staring, full of terror, in the direction of the sound.
I was on the paddle-box bridge watching, as we passed between the town of Tung- Chow Foo (a long wall, as it seemed, stretching for about four miles, with a temple at the nearest end) and the island of Meantau, when I felt a shock,--and, behold!
what was her Fury when she heard me say, I was afraid and shockd at so loathsome a Spectacle.
These pieces (says she) were the employments of my leisure hours, the innocent amusements of a solitary life; in them the reader will find a picture of my mind, my sentiments all laid open to their view; they will sometimes see me chearful, pleased, sedate, and quiet; at other times, grieving, complaining, and struggling with my passions, blaming myself, endeavouring to pay homage to my reason, and resolving for the future with a decent calmness, an unshaken constancy, and a resigning temper, to support all the troubles, all the uneasiness of life, and then, by unexpected emergencies, unforeseen disappointments, sudden, and surprising turns of fortune, discomposed, and shock'd, 'till I have rallied my scattered fears, got new strength, and by making unwearied resistance, gained the better of my afflictions, and restored my mind to its former tranquility.
Passing the Rhine, bordering upon the tower, From whence, it seemes they lately had escapt, By an unskilfull Guide their gundelet Encountred with an other, and the shocke Drown'd both the vessayles, and their haplesse lives.
Let no one say that worshipers went to the temple through fear of displeasing the magistrates, and of scandalizing the people, for they would have scandalized them less by refusing to assist in their worship, than shocked them by writings which destroyed the established gods, or at least ruined the confidence of the people in their protection.
The Alexandrine war very short.--Its extent.--Revenues of Egypt.--The city repaired.--The library rebuilt.--A new collection of manuscripts.-- Luxury and splendor.--Deterioration of Cleopatra's character.--The young Ptolemy.--Cleopatra assassinates him.--Career of Caesar.--His rapid course of conquest.--Cleopatra determines to go to Rome.--Feelings of the Romans.--Caesar's four triumphs.--Nature of triumphal processions.--Arsinoe.--Sympathy of the Roman people.--Caesar overacts his part.--Feasts and festivals.--Riot and debauchery.--Public combats.--The artificial lake.--Combat upon it.--Land combats.--The people shocked.--Cleopatra's visit.--Caesar's plans for making himself king.--Conspiracy against Caesar.--He is assassinated.--Arsinoe released.--Calpurnia mourns her husband's death.--Calpurnia looks to Mark Antony as her protector.
If you did, you'd be shocked,--you'd be horrified."
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The shocker came on the night of the election-October 25.
Shilling shockers of the Gothic school.
To be, or not to be, that is the Question: Whether 'tis Nobler in the minde to suffer The Slings and Arrowes of outragious Fortune, Sidenote: 200,250 Or to take Armes against a Sea of troubles, And by opposing end them: to dye, to sleepe No more; and by a sleepe, to say we end The Heart-ake, and the thousand Naturall shockes That Flesh is heyre too? '
"The ignorance of the upper classes is somethink shockin'," the sportsman replied, imitating Mr. Clarkson's Oxford accent.
What to one of our own countrymen whose contempt for the oppressed has defended itself with the plea of prejudice against color, would have been a combination absolutely shocking, was to us a scene as gratifying as it was new.
--Shocking Barbarity.--Nobb's Letter.--Marquesas.--The Low Islands.--New Caledonia.--New Zealand.--The Bay of Islands.--Captain Cook's Story.--A Curious Idea.--Aranghie.--Cannibalism.--New Holland.--Story of Mr. Meredith.--Australian Barbarism.--Australian Lakes.--Van Diemen's Land.--Coral Reefs.--Story of Kemba CHAPTER VII.
The town offers, therefore, very little in the way of squares, streets, and buildings, which, for a stranger, can prove in the least attractive; while the people that he meets are truly shocking-- nearly all being negroes and negresses, with flat, ugly noses, thick lips, and short woolly hair.
My thoughts were merry as the day,-- And though the joke was shocking,-- I shouted quick, and turned away: "A spider's on your stocking!"
She is a strange woman; she never complains, and rarely speaks--though twice I have heard her break out shockingly.
There were hours, particularly those hours of sudden wakefulness in the middle of the night when our minds lose their sense of proportion, in which Theophil agonised beyond endurance, and, as on that afternoon when he had found Jenny's diary, said to himself with merciless reiteration, "She seems to have had a shock"--"It was you who killed Jenny."
Then Theophil would have a doctor, who sounded Jenny, and looked a little grave, but finally, reassured, asked her if she had had a shock,--Jenny smiled rather knowingly, but denied it,--declared her a little run down and in need of bracing and nourishment, prescribed phosphites and steel.
The ropes were slipped, and the spurred cow-ponies, ready for the shock, went, shockless, bounding--loose ropes trailing afar.
Mr. Valentine, a merchant on Shocko Hill prevented them; and a young lawyer named Brooks said it was wrong to threaten a man for preaching the truth.
The only remaining objection to the coalition that I know of, that it shocks established opinions, is not, I think, in itself, calculated to have much weight, and has, perhaps, been sufficiently animadverted upon, as we went along, in what has been already said.
"She seems to have had a shock!--She seems to have had a shock!"
In the year 1806, Mr. Barton took up his residence in the pleasant town of Woodbridge, in Suffolk, and commenced business as a merchant; but an unlooked-for domestic affliction of the severest kind was about to visit him, and his wordly prospects were to receive an irrecoverable shock,--the loss of his amiable wife, before they had been married a twelvemonth, and soon after the birth of her child!
Vitriol and the revolver--an outburst of rage, culminating in a "short, sharp shock"--these belong, if you will, to modern life.
My hair seems to rise at the very thought, because it is his death that opens a new life for her; consequently it will be a twofold shock,--two blows to fall upon the dear head.
Thread on the tail of his coat, Matty...." "If I had anything to do with it at all I'd tread on Flannigan's coat, and you can tell him so, for disgracing the Corps.... Take off your jacket and help with my boots, Shocky.
Elizabeth Her Death The Trace of Cromwell Cromwell's Law Cromwell in Connacht A Worse than Cromwell The Battle of Aughrim The Stuarts Another Story Patrick Sarsfield Queen Anne Carolan's Song 'Ninety-Eight Denis Browne The Union Robert Emmet O'Connell's Birth The Tinker A Present His Strategy The Man was Going to be Hanged The Cup of the Sassanach The Thousand Fishers What the Old Women Saw O'Connell's Hat The Change He Made The Man He Brought to Justice The Binding His Monument A Praise Made for Daniel O'Connell by Old Women and They Begging at the Door Richard Shiel The Tithe War The Fight at Carrickshock The Big Wind The Famine The Cholera A Long Remembering The Terry Alts The '48 Time A Thing Mitchell Said The Fenian Rising A Great Wonder Another Wonder Father Mathew The War of the Crimea Garibaldi The Buonapartes The Zulu War The Young Napoleon Parnell Mr. Gladstone Queen Victoria's Religion Her Wisdom War and Misery The Present King The Old Age Pension Another Thought A Prophecy NOTES THE KILTARTAN HISTORY BOOK THE ANCIENT TIMES "As to the old history of Ireland, the first man ever died in Ireland was Partholan, and he is buried, and his greyhound along with him, at some place in Kerry.
Many of the personages above referred to, on seeing the names of the Sim family on the subscription paper, turned upon their heel, and exclaimed--"Shocking!"
It will be a trifling countershock to wing an aeroplane or so, or blow a torpedo-boat out of the water.
Antique prejudices, bent into rigid conformity with antique rubrics, are often shocked at the strange innovations of these new Dissenters from the faith of Palladio and Philibert Delorme,--shocked at the naked humanity in the new works, and would cover it with the conventional fig-leaves prescribed in the homilies of Vignola.
Thus, the enlightened French traveller passing to these shores should commune within himself: "I now cross to the Mainland"; and retracing his steps: "I now return to the fragment rent by wrack and earthshock from the Mother-country."