It's because you are you, yourself, that I've longed for you through the aching hours of the night, that I've sat and written like a man beside himself just for the joy of thinking that the words I wrote would be spoken by you.
When I get head-achy with print and look up, I don't want to stare at the backs of more books.
Her susceptible mind and tender frame, overcome by the severity of the scenes she had gone through, and oppressed by consciousness of having deviated from her duty, sunk under her afflictive situation.
Amidst the glare of courts, the shout of armies, Will not th' apostate feel the pangs of guilt, And wish, too late, for innocence and peace, Curst, as the tyrant of th' infernal realms, With gloomy state and agonizing pomp?
His first experience of Australian exploration was sufficiently trying, gained as it was when he was acting as a draughtsman with Captain Sturt on his last arduous expedition.
CHAPTER XXXI HOW GILES MADE A MERRY SONG Morning, young and fragrant, bedecked and brave with gems of dewy fire; a blithe morning, wherein trees stirred whispering and new-waked birds piped joyous welcome to the sun, whose level, far-flung beams filled the world with glory save where, far to the south, a pillar of smoke rose upon the stilly air, huge, awful, and black as sin--a writhing column shot with flame that went up high as heaven.
These "bear-sarks", or wolf-coats of Harald give rise to an O. N. term, "bear-sarks' way", to describe the frenzy of fight and fury which such champions indulged in, barking and howling, and biting their shield-rims (like the ferocious "rook" in the narwhale ivory chessmen in the British Museum) till a kind of state was produced akin to that of the Malay when he has worked himself up to "run-a-muck."
What they were made out of, how they came and went, what they meant by twinkling so, were things she had long desired to know; but for the moment these were forgotten in the burning, eager curiosity she had, now that she had heard the name of their Maker, to know more of him, and where he was to be found.
The Chevalier Claussen, as recently as 1850, claimed to have discovered the process, and actually took out a patent; but his invention, which consisted in boiling the cut and crushed stems of the flax in a solution of caustic soda, turned out a failure,--the cutting, crushing, and boiling processes proving alike defective.
All these endeavors to put off the nascetur ridiculus mus--to avoid showing the funny little creature that is born after such mighty throes--often make it difficult to know what it is that they really mean.
CHORUS To these tones, so sweetly flowing, Dire one!
CHAPTER XXVI Fighting the Storm The summer had been one of such almost unvarying fine weather that the next morning's outlook came as a disagreeable surprise to Katherine.
The isolation and monotony of this position, broken only once by a conference held with some of the neighbouring Governors on a question of common interest respecting immigration, could not fail to be distasteful to his active spirit; and when it had lasted over three years, it was not unnatural that he should seek to be relieved from it.
Even without an inquest, he saw that the affair would be unthinkably distressing.
This persistent moralizing--sham cynical, real sentimental--this thumping of death-bed pillows as in the dreadful case of Miss Crawley, makes Thackeray's use of the personal interposition almost less effective than that of any other novelist.
In a minute or two the pain was about as excruciating as anything I ever felt--certainly greater than I have suffered from a wound.
At Aden in Arabia they are penned in all day long with that other extreme of heat, and keep their markets in the night.
For love is a perpetual flux, angor animi, a warfare, militat omni amans, a grievous wound is love still, and a lover's heart is Cupid's quiver, a consuming fire, accede ad hunc ignem, &c. an inextinguishable fire.
But Lisa is not like her; she would not demand degrading sacrifices from me; she would not tempt me away from my duties; she would herself incite me to hard, honest work, and we should walk hand in hand towards a noble aim.
"The combat with these gloomy invaders Is like the first ploughing of a virgin soil, To which the harrowing implements Are rude and painful; Their attack is terrible.
It was like the task of the pioneer settler in the wilderness, who must uproot trees, drain swamps, burn briers and brambles, exterminate hurtful beasts, and prepare the soil for the reception of the seeds that are to produce the future harvest.
"You're hurting me----" And now Mark King moved at last.
While at their sides their pensive lovers wait, 450 Direct their dubious course; now chilled with fear Solicitous, and now with love inflamed.
"Sir, "I have perused the last lampoon of your ingenious friend, and am not surprised you did not find me out under the name of Sappho, because there is nothing I ever heard in our characters or circumstances to make a parallel, but as the town (except you, who know better) generally suppose Pope means me, whenever he mentions that name, I cannot help taking notice of the horrible malice he bears against the lady signified by that name, which appears to be irritated by supposing her writer of the Verses to the Imitator of Horace.
He was a powerful swimmer, but without a line by which he and any one he might rescue could be pulled to shore, his task was laborious and dangerous.
The game was right enough for a single man--or a married one whose wife had got the nagging habit (as many Bushwomen have--God help 'em!),
Its occupant, a lank man with a smooth but wizened face, straight white hair and dark, piercing eyes, was in accord with his surroundings,--shabby, unkempt, with cigarette ash down the front of his coat, his collar none too clean, his tie awry.
The ultimate cells which form the tissues are constantly being bathed by the myriads of minute blood-vessels which bring to the cells the raw material needed for their continued renewal.
But more saddening than her distorted body was the lonely soul that looked out of her tired, faded eyes.
The face, too, was probably what, if not informed by a singularly clean and fine soul, would, in the lapse of years, become gross,--the skin of a clear olive, which had slightly flushed as he addressed herself, but not when speaking to other strangers,--kept beardless, and rather square in contour; the mouth not small, but keenly cut, like marble, and always quivering before he spoke, as if the lightning of his thought ran thither naturally to seek spontaneous expression; teeth white; chin cleft; nose of the unclassified order, rather long, the curve opposite to aquiline, and saved from sharpness by nostrils that dilated with a pulse of their own, as those of very proud and sensitive people are apt to do; a wide, low forehead crowned with dark hair, long and fine; heavy brows that overhung deep-set eyes of lightest hazel, but endowed by shadow with a power that no eye of gypsy-black ever swayed for an instant.
Children may be frightened into compliance by loud and severe reprimands; but men are to be allured by rational persuasion backed with courteous usage; they may be sweetly drawn, they cannot be violently driven to change their judgment and practice.
The hands were fumbling at his breast again, and there was the sharp crackle of paper.
"'I, since the messenger is come for mee That summons soules unto the bridale feast Of his great Lord, must needs depart from thee, And straight obay his soveraine beheast; 270 Why should Alcyon then so sore lament That I from miserie shall be releast, And freed from wretched long imprisonment!
"Even if we condemn the doings of the Greater-Serbian Nationalists, still the wicked war-provocation of the Austro-Hungarian Government calls forth the most stinging protest.
Tedious to Kincaid's Battery were his absences on so many errands.
Only this I will add, that this melancholy which shall be caused by such infirmities, deserves to be pitied of all men, and to be respected with a more tender compassion, according to Laurentius, as coming from a more inevitable cause.
"It's a terrible thing," sighed the Woman, "to have a murderer in our midst and not know who it is.
But "cursed be Canaan" is a poor drug to ease a throbbing conscience--a mocking lullaby, to unquiet tossings, and vainly crying "Peace be still," where God wakes war, and breaks his thunders.
When other resources failed, we used to amuse ourselves by tormenting him; a fair compensation for the trouble he cost us.
Her presence, even if she preserve absolute silence, will probably embarrass both teacher and pupil, and although her own children may not be affected by it, it will be decidedly troublesome to the children of other mothers.
"I have discovered something, and I am trying to invent a means of turning it to account.
I went in and found the house neat and not uncomfortable.
in which the same somewhat fatigued-looking ladies of fashion and brides received the attentions of the same unpleasant-looking young men, easily identified under their different disguises, consisting of fashionable raiment such as gentlemen are supposed to wear habitually.
Of course, I forgot to bring mine with me--I always do; and equally, of course, a vexatious debt turns up and finds me without an Occidental Bank cheque to my name."