So, with lightsome hearts and the happy consciousness
of being usefully employed -- in their own behalf at least, if not for our beloved country -- these good old gentlemen went through the various formalities of office.
I succeeded in extracting a grunt; and presently, he drew back his arm, shook himself all over like a Newfoundland dog just from the water, and sat up in bed, stiff as a pike-staff, looking at me, and rubbing his eyes as if he did not altogether remember how I came to be there, though a dim consciousness
of knowing something about me seemed slowly dawning over him.
There was consciousness
, animation, and warmth; there was every thing which her countenance or manner could ever have wanted.
In that moment the mother's love pleaded for painful consciousness
rather than oblivion--pleaded to be left in aching weariness, rather than to have the encircling arms benumbed so that they could not feel the dear burden.
I dare say the money will be recovered, if that was all,' said he, with a desperate indifference, which his father set down to levity; but which sprung from the consciousness
of worse behind.
But when I returned to consciousness
, I was lying in a fisherman's hut, on the Loffoden Isles.
It dawned upon me to what end the puma and the other animals-- which had now been brought with other luggage into the enclosure behind the house--were destined; and a curious faint odour, the halitus of something familiar, an odour that had been in the background of my consciousness
hitherto, suddenly came forward into the forefront of my thoughts.
It would have been quite enough, for instance, to have the consciousness
by which all so-called direct persons and men of action live.
There is infinite variety in the gales of wind at sea, and except for the peculiar, terrible, and mysterious moaning that may be heard sometimes passing through the roar of a hurricane - except for that unforgettable sound, as if the soul of the universe had been goaded into a mournful groan - it is, after all, the human voice that stamps the mark of human consciousness
upon the character of a gale.
It was a moment as delicious to me as the waking up to a consciousness
of youth after a dream of middle age.
This may be bad morality to conclude with, but I believe it to be truth; and if such parties succeed, how should a Captain Wentworth and an Anne Elliot, with the advantage of maturity of mind, consciousness
of right, and one independent fortune between them, fail of bearing down every opposition?
Her kindred dwelling there would probably continue their daily lives as heretofore, with no great diminution of pleasure in their consciousness
, although she would be far off, and they deprived of her smile.