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Desire is chastened into submission, and we are contented with our day when we have been able to bear our grief in silence and act as if we were not suffering.
How differently do the same acts of parental rigor appear in the eyes of the suffering child and of the chastened man
We have not, it is true, ascended the plateau, but it lies before us, and even Professor Summerlee is in a more chastened mood.
In her chastened mood she no longer despised the Emersons.
It is right that I should be chastened in some penalty.
All visitors linger pensively about it; all young people capture and carry away keepsakes and mementoes of it; all Parisian youths and maidens who are disappointed in love come there to bail out when they are full of tears; yea, many stricken lovers make pilgrimages to this shrine from distant provinces to weep and wail and "grit" their teeth over their heavy sorrows, and to purchase the sympathies of the chastened spirits of that tomb with offerings of immortelles and budding flowers.
We stood and watched the lovely sight, whilst the stars grew pale before this chastened majesty, and felt our hearts lifted up in the presence of a beauty that I cannot describe.
Even in his chastened frame of mind, the noble miser could give us no information which could help us, for he knew little of the private life of his nephew.
I don't grieve for myself,' he says, 'God, it seems, has chastened me.
He was unharmed except for minor bruises; but he was the most chastened dog I have ever seen.
It may be that you are right, Challenger," said Summerlee in a chastened voice.
The stiff-rim and the square-cut vanished, being replaced by milder garments; the toughness went out of the face, the hardness out of the eyes; and, the face, chastened and refined, was irradiated from an inner life of communion with beauty and knowledge.