Its delicate branches yield to the mountains' gentlest breath; yet is it strong to meet the wildest onsets of the gale,--strong not in resistance, but compliance, bowing, snow-laden, to the ground, gracefully accepting burial month after month in the darkness beneath the heavy mantle of winter.
"Miss Twiddle's black dose;--strong enough to rive the gizard out of an old cock!"
He is "the strongest and yet the weakest of the outcasts of Poker Flat,"--strong while there was anything to be done, weak even to suicide when he had only to wait for the inevitable end.
But just in the passage which led to the top of the kitchen stairs stood the cook,--strong, solid, almost twice the weight of Hester,--a pious, determined woman, on whom her mistress could depend that she would remain there impervious.
Lieutenant H---- was about six feet two inches high;--strong, and broad in proportion.
Some make a question whether this headstrong passion rage more in women than men, as Montaigne l. 3.
Your sad letter came into my hands, Nancy being abroad: and I shall not show it her: for there would be no comfort for her, if she saw it, nor for me, whose delight she is--as you once was to your parents.-- But you seem to be sensible enough of your errors now.--So are all giddy girls, when it is too late: and what a crest-fallen figure then do the consequences of their self-willed obstinacy and headstrongness compel them to make!
A History of New York, from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty; containing, among Many Surprising and Curious Matters, the Unutterable Ponderings of Walter the Doubter, the Disastrous Projects of William the Testy, and the Chivalric Achievements of Peter the Headstrong,--the Three Dutch Governors of New Amsterdam: being the Only Authentic History of the Times that ever hath been or ever will be published.
OBS.--Strong passion is not always satisfied with saying a thing once, and in the fewest words possible; nor is it natural that it should be.
She had become the woman of impoverished households,--strong and hard and rough.
And the Administrator's neutral!--strong for law and order but taking no sides."
The memories of the little moose-bird are overstrong and make trouble," he began.
He had stepped from the wrong side of the car, perhaps, or her eager eyes had missed him; at any rate here he was,--a young man, with honest eyes, and mouth a little grave; a very plainly dressed young man,--his coat was not as new as Sharley's calico,--but a young man with a good step of his own,--strong, elastic,--and a nervous hand.
Tyr is daring and best of mood; there is a saw that he is tyrstrong who is before other men and never yields; he is also so wise that it is said he is tyrlearned who is wise.
Not the name, but the nature passed,--strong to wrestle, determined to win.
Monday, March 27, P.M.--Strong easterly wind on ridge to-day rushing down over slopes on western side.
Like Burns, he came of peasant stock,--strong, simple, God-fearing folk, whose influence in Carlyle's later life is beyond calculation.
They did not know that few are great enough in an age of superstition to hold a conscience uncontrolled by traditions, and a primitive faith simple as a child's, with the tenacity of a strong man; there had been nothing in his labors at the Senate to call forth this most sacred side of his reserved nature, and they did not understand that it was to this he owed much of the marvelous poise of will and judgment which kept him unspoiled in spite of intellectual gifts that would have ruined him without his absolute dependence on the One Supreme.
This slightly refreshing prelude was supplemented by sapient remarks as to the weather &c.; and we were beginning to wonder whether the general service was simply going to amount to this kind of conversation or be pushed on "properly" when in stepped a strong- built dark-complexioned man, who marched forward with the dignity of an elder, until he got to a small table surmounted by a desk, whence he drew a brown paper parcel, which he handed to one of the moustached young men, who undid it cautiously and carefully, "What is it going to be?"
VI If worth thy while the glory and the strife Which fire the lists of Actual Life-- The ardent rush to fortune or to fame, In the hot field where Strength and Valor are, And rolls the whirling thunder of the car, And the world, breathless, eyes the glorious game-- Then dare and strive--the prize can but belong To him whose valor o'er his tribe prevails; In life the victory only crowns the strong-- He who is feeble fails.
You are so strong----" He groaned hopelessly.
the race must lose; The battle goes against the strong,-- God wills it 'Tis for us to choose, Whilst life is given, 'twixt right and wrong 'Tis not for us to count the cost Of losing those we most do love; He grudgeth not life's battle lost Who wins a golden crown above.
Two pints will make one quart, Four quarts one gallon, strong:-- Some drink but little, some too much,-- To drink too much is wrong.
I am far better born than is the King, More like a king, more kingly in my thoughts; But I must make fair weather yet awhile, Till Henry be more weak and I more strong.- Buckingham, I prithee, pardon me That I have given no answer all this while; My mind was troubled with deep melancholy.
immovable,H. +Un-strong+, adj.
At the very beginning of the fifth century, Rome had in similar circumstances sent to the field a burgess-army equally strong;(11) after the great extensions of the burgess-domain in the course of that century the number of full burgesses capable of bearing arms must at least have doubled.
At last, when the veins of the summer were hot and swollen, and the juices of all the poison-plants and the blood of all the creatures that feed upon them had grown thick and strong,--about the time when the second mowing was in hand, and the brown, wet-faced men were following up the scythes as they chased the falling waves of grass, (falling as the waves fall on sickle-curved beaches; the foam-flowers dropping as the grass-flowers drop,--with sharp semivowel consonantal sounds,--frsh,--for that is the way the sea talks, and leaves all pure vowel-sounds for the winds to breathe over it, and all mutes to the unyielding earth,)--about this time of over-ripe midsummer, the life of Elsie seemed fullest of its malign and restless instincts.
And how in that same year Duke Albrecht met with a bloody end, such as befell no King or Emperor of the Germans before or after him, at the hands of Duke John, his nephew, whose inheritance he had kept back, and other conspirators; and what vengeance overtook the murderers; and how Duke John, escaping in the habit of a monk into Italy, was no more heard of, but became a shadow forever, like the rest of them;--and how, eight years afterwards, came the expedition of Duke Leopold of Austria against the Waldstaette, and the fight at Morgarten, where the Swiss, thirteen hundred mountaineers in all, Wilhelm Tell among them, routed twenty thousand of the well-armed chivalry of Austria,--dating from that heroic Thermopylae of theirs the foundation of the Swiss Confederacy, as, larger and perhaps not less resolute, we see it to-day, ready to defy, if need be, single-handed, the greatest military nation of the earth;--and how, thirty years afterwards, the men of Schwyz and Uri go forth, nine hundred strong,--among them Tell, and Werner Stauffacher, now bent with years,--to the aid of Bern, threatened by the nobles roundabout;--and how, in 1332, was formed the league with Lucerne, whereby the beautiful lake gets its name as the Lake of the Four Forest Cantons;--and how, one sultry July day in 1386, the men of Schwyz and Uri and Unterwalden, together with other Swiss,--some of them armed with the very halberds with which their fathers defended the pass at Morgarten,--fought again their hereditary enemy, Austria, by the clear waters of the little Lake of Sempach; how, when they saw the enemy, they fell upon their knees, according to their ancient custom, and prayed to God, and then with loud war-cry dashed at full run upon the Austrian host, whose shields were like a dazzling wall, and their spears like a forest, and the Mayor of Lucerne with sixty of his followers went down in the shock, but not a single one of the Austrians recoiled; and how at that critical, dreadful moment,--for the flanks of the enemy's phalanx were advancing to encompass them,--there suddenly strode forth the Knight Arnold Strutthan von Winkelried, crying, "I will make a path for you!
Still, it is no secret that she is not ready, or that the anti-military party is strong,--and with that awful Caillaux affair; I swore to myself that nothing should tempt me to speak of it.
And strong?--And wears good promise in his eyes, And keeps it with his heart and with his hands?
Give him to me; I will put him on my hoss, vich is strongar dan yourn.
His stature could have been very little more than five feet; but he was, withal, compactly made and--well-proportioned; and before the hereditary disorder which carried him off began to show itself, he was active, athletic, and enduringly strong,--as the fight with the butcher gave full attestation.
It was to Henry the Second MacMurrough went, and he sent Strongbow, and they stopped in Ireland ever since.
Then one of the men brought the Knight a strongbox, which he opened and took from it a bag and counted out five hundred pounds, the sum he had gotten from Robin.
You wronge your fortunes and convert theire good Into a stronge disease.
Wherof they that sawe & herd this/ helde hym for a fool and blamed hym/ And he said all way that he repentid hym nothynge at all/ For he knewe well the trouth of his felawe And whan the day cam and the oure that execusion shold be doon/ his felawe cam and presented hymself to fore the Iuge/ And dischargid his felawe that was plegge for hym/ wherof the kynge was gretly abasshid And for the grete trouthe that was founden in hym He pardonyd hym and prayd hem bothe that they wold resseyue hym as their grete frende and felawe/ Lo here the vertues of loue that a man ought nought to doubte the deth for his frende/ Lo what it is to doo for a frende/ And to lede a lyf debonayr And to be wyth out cruelte/ to loue and not to hate/ whiche causeth to doo good ayenst euyll And to torne payne into benefete and to quenche cruelte Anthonyus sayth that Julius Cesar/ lefte not lightly frenshippe and Amytye/ But whan he had hit he reteyned hit faste and maynteyned hit alleway/ Scipion of Affricque sayth that ther is no thynge so stronge/ as for to mayntene loue vnto the deth The loue of concupiscence and of lecherye is sone dissoluyd and broken/ But the verray true loue of the comyn wele and prouffit now a dayes is selde founden/ where shall thou fynde a man in thyse dayes that wyll expose hymself for the worshippe and honour of his frende/ or for the comyn wele/ selde or neuer shall he be founden/ Also the knyghtes shold be large & liberall For whan a knyght hath regarde vnto his singuler prouffit by his couetyse/ he dispoylleth his peple For whan the souldyours see that they putte hem in paryll.
strong, S; see +Stronge+.
"Strong--'eal---- Wot are you talking about?"
“Strong—'eal—— Wot are you talking about?”
The manners she had learned in the Eastern school forbade it, but her Western instinct was truer and stronger.
"Come and rest thee, husband!"--And no longer Could the young man that fond call resist: Vainly was he warned, for love was stronger-- Warmly did he press her to his breast.
Simply as the weaker yields to the stronger,--almost as matter yields to force?
Pity then grows all the stronger,--and so does pain.
Constant praying kept it growing stronger and stronger,--at last she decided to go, feeling it was the decision of the Lord.
But o griffoun hathe the body more gret and is more strong thanne 8 lyouns, of suche lyouns as ben o this half; and more gret and strongere, than an 100 egles, suche as we han amonges us.
Is his face harder or commoner or stronger?--I can't quite see.... And now he's up and speaking in the House.
In these sentences we have the germs of views and feelings which time only made clearer and stronger;--indignation at that tendency, so common in all minorities, to look abroad for aid against the power of the majority; faith in the idea of Colonial Government, if based on principles of justice and freedom; and, as regards the particular case of Canada, the conviction that nothing was wanted to secure her loyalty but a removal of the commercial restrictions which placed her at a disadvantage in competing with her neighbours of the Union.