Ere stranded on the darksome
shore Where the lone waves sing never more.
Who never ate his bread in sorrow, who never spent the darksome
hours, weeping and watching for the morrow, he knows ye not, you heavenly powers.
Mistaken blessing, which old age they call, 'Tis a long, nasty, darksome
hospital, A ropey chain of rheums; a visage rough, Deformed, unfeatured, and a skin of buff .
Unfortunately, that separation was sustained into the twentieth century, supported by grim and darksome
images about the Draculean terrors beyond Transylvania--in the "East" and the region of the "Turks.
Surveying "the skies" where "the formes of Gods I feare," Ariadne begins to repent Theseus' triumph (killing "the beast / That was a man for upper parts, a Bullock for the reast") and the aid she gave him ("the twisted Clewe / Whereby the darksome
denne to scape, when thou the Monster slewe").
The individual can do nothing, and yet he can do everything," Albert Camus declares; the second part of his statement, however, is inconceivable for Kafka, for whom there are impassable walls that point to the suffocating power of his darksome
perspective, or as Kafka writes in the diary entry dated September 30, 1915, "the innocent and the guilty [are] both executed without distinction in the end.
Hawthorne's sexual anxiety is made more evident in his addition that her 'familiarly attentive' companion (the Lord Mayor's brother in fact) has a 'monstrous portent of a beard' such that no mouth could be seen until he opened it to speak or eat, when 'you suddenly became aware of a cave, hidden behind the imperious and darksome
shrubbery', and the suggestion that 'any child would have recognised them at a glance.
And for the darksome
locks being undone, you know how much use poetry makes of negative words and just for the reason that they express an antithesis:
A Thick and Darksome
Veil: The Rhetoric of Hawthorne's Sketches, Prefaces, and Essays.
40) Again, only Cyril of Alexandria rivals the extremity of Calvin's criticism and the charge of willful dissimulation: "For being still sick of an harmful shame, he permits the faith that is in him to be not seen uncovered, but casting about it dissimulation like a darksome
cloak, he as yet conceals that he is on Christ's side.