"But still his heart did feel the smart, And eke the dire distress, And rather grew his pain more sharp As grew his body less.
In vain I try to ease the smart Of wounded love that wrings my heart.
When will he come to heal its smart?
"Quoth she, 'I have a foul disease Doth gnaw my very heart, And but one thing can bring me ease Or cure my bitter smart.
The sufferer, if a woman, usually bears her smart tamely--with more or less domestic fretting and private weeping indeed, but without violent effort to escape from her bed of embers.
Up rose Robin Hood, blithe and gay, up rose his merry men one and all, and up rose last of all stout Friar Tuck, winking the smart of sleep from out his eyes.
Pride always wants a little smarting.
They talked a right smart about it.
Now I shall visit yer from time to time, an' let me find you spry an' smart with yer,' 'Alt,' 'Oo comes there?
Take in exchange for your proverb the kindliest I have learned in your language:-- "'Whispered warnings reach the heart; Veil the blush and spare the smart.'
Can any of your correspondents inform me who is the author of the following lines?-- "Though with forced mirth we oft may soothe a smart, What seemeth well, is oft not well, I ween; For many a burning breast and bleeding heart, Hid under guise of mirth is often seen."
Yet she, beholding me with constant eye, Delights not in my merth, nor rues my smart: But when I laugh, she mocks; and when I cry, She laughs, and hardens evermore her hart.
But before this they had daubed my face and both my hands with a sort of ointment, very pleasant to the smell, which, in a few minutes, removed all the smart of their arrows.
So plenteous are the springs Of sorrows that increase my passions, As neither reason can recure my smart, Nor can your care nor fatherly comfort Appease the stormy combats of my thoughts; Such is the sweet remembrance of his life.
To be sure, the best thing he can do is to recognise which part of him smarts the most under defeat, and let it always gain the victory.
We, as their messengers, beseech ye all On their behalfs to pity all their smarts.
He said he did not mind the smart of the whip, but he did not like the idea of being whipped.
Linda had a similar ornament of a vermilion colour, whereas Caroline wore a handsome new collar and a brooch, which looked all the smarter for the shabby frock over which they were placed.
To execute Minerva's dire command, She stroked the virgin with her cankered hand, Then prickly thorns into her breast conveyed, That stung to madness the devoted maid; 120 Her subtle venom still improves the smart, Frets in the blood, and festers in the heart.
As too much speaking hurts, too much galling smarts; so too much music gluts and distempereth.
Gray about the same time reports that money is being collected to help "poor Smart," not for the first time, since in January 1759, Gray had written: "Poor Smart is not dead, as was said, and Merope is acted for his benefit this week," with the Guardian, a farce which Garrick had kindly composed for that occasion.
And ever and always Beltane lies deep-plunged in slumber; but in his sleep he groans full oft and oft doth call upon a name--a cry faint-voiced and weak, yet full of a passionate yearning; whereupon cometh sturdy Roger to behold him in the light of the fire, to stoop and soothe him with gentle hand; thus needs must he mark the glitter of a tear upon that pale and sunken cheek, wherefore Black Roger's own eyes must needs fall a-smarting and he to grieving amain.
These men he took to serve with him, and, after overcoming Aquitania, soon went to Britain, where he overthrew the King of the Humbrians, and enrolled the smartest of the warriors he had conquered, the chief of whom was esteemed to be Orm, surnamed the Briton.
The Tartars, therefore, were compelled to alight from their horses, which they fastened to the trees, and came boldly forewards on foot against the elephants, among whom they discharged immense quantities of arrows; so that the elephants, unable to endure the smart of their wounds, became unmanageable, and fled to the nearest wood, where they broke their castles, and overturned the armed men, with which they were filled.
If, in spite of warnings, you have been so careless about your underclothing as to cause a blister, a bit of muslin saturated with Vaseline, with a drop of tincture of benzoin rubbed into it, makes a plaster which will end the smart instantly.
I remember noticing the bay as it grew cleaner, and thinking that I would break off swearing; and I remember cursing Bob Smart like a pirate within an hour.
I feed a flame within, which so torments me, That it both pains my heart, and yet contents me: 'Tis such a pleasing smart, and I so love it, That I had rather die than once remove it.
And set his heart on fire which never dies: For the fair beauty of a virgin pure Is sharper than a dart, and doth inure A deeper wound, which pierceth to the heart By the eyes, and causeth such a cruel smart."
They are often called swords and arrows; and as such they pierce deeply, and cause most grievous smart; which men feeling are enraged, and accordingly will strive to requite them in the like manner and in all other obvious ways of revenge.
'Twas easy now to guess from whence arose Her new-made union with her ancient foes, Her forced civilities, her faint embrace, Affected kindness with an alter'd face: Yet durst she not too deeply probe the wound, 80 As hoping still the nobler parts were sound: But strove with anodynes to assuage the smart, And mildly thus her medicine did impart.
Ne do I wish (for wishing were but vaine) To be acquit fro my continual smart, But ioy her thrall for ever to remayne, And yield for pledge my poor and captyved hart, The which, that it from her may never start, Let her, yf please her, bynd with adamant chayne, And from all wandring loves, which mote pervart His safe assurance, strongly it restrayne.