it has come to be my only food: And, as a lover of the Indian weed Steals to a self-indulgent solitude, To draw the dreamy sweetness from its root, So from the strong blithe world of valorous deed I steal away to suck this singing weed; And while the morning gathers up its strength, And while the noonday runneth on in might, Until the shadows and the evening light Come and awake me with a fear at length, Prone in some hankering covert hid away, Fain am I still my piping to prolong, And for the largess of a bounteous day Dare pay my maker with a paltry song.
I pick and choose.... You are a lucky girl, and I am rather inclined to envy you, in having the leisure to read Dante--I have never read a page of him; yet I am sure the "Divina Commedia" is one of the grandest books in the world--though I am not sure whether the reading of it would raise one's life and give it a nobler purpose, or simply be a grand poetical treat.
I wish you all happiness, and I thank you for the many kind things you have said, for the good advice you have given me.
Sam, wot was taking a drink, got some beer up 'is nose with surprise.
He did not know.
So long as we remained in France his humour was like this, delicate and expansive, but an accidental allusion led us across the Channel when he changed.
Simpson, puzzled, amazed, and a little scared at last, had barely time to notice the position before it dissolved.
There is not a man in town who dare look me in the eye and take a rise like that out of me, but she did it without a flicker.
On the evening of the day when she was buried, a rich man went, not to Pilate, but to the cure of the place.
The morale of her nice phrases had been shattered seemingly beyond restoration.
It must have been her hand that had struck down the old man, yet she had made no effort to release Turan from his prison.
19:4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: 19:5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night?
She was conscious of her own share in the blame and she drove miserably home, with the picture of Shere Ali's face as she had last seen it to bear her company, and with his cry, that he had no place anywhere at all, sounding in her ears.
I have not said a word of that kind.
There is one thing, Mrs. Tolbridge, that you should never forget, and that is that the doctor is not only your husband, but the mainstay of the community."
Properly speaking, there were no "first living things."
I have suitors come huddle, twos upon twos, And threes upon threes: and what think you Troubles me?
The time of our visit was in the dry season, which lasts from October till April, and alternates with the wet one, from May till September.
On other occasions he saw big scorpions and big hairy spiders trying to escape in the same way, and showing the same helpless inability to injure their ravenous foes, or to defend themselves.