He come on moonlight rays as elemental
dust, as again Jonathan saw those sisters in the castle of Dracula.
Far be it from me to say that in more elemental
times such things could not have been.
All day the wind had screamed and the rain had beaten against the windows, so that even here in the heart of great, hand-made London we were forced to raise our minds for the instant from the routine of life and to recognise the presence of those great elemental
forces which shriek at mankind through the bars of his civilisation, like untamed beasts in a cage.
Next day the weather was bad, but she trudged on, the honesty, directness, and impartiality of elemental
enmity disconcerting her but little.
The whole affair was one of those elemental
clashings of man and man where the historian cannot sympathize with either side at the expense of the other, but must confine himself to a mere statement of what occurred.
Was it Hafiz or Firdousi that said of his Persian Lilla, She was an elemental
force, and astonished me by her amount of life, when I saw her day after day radiating, every instant, redundant joy and grace on all around her.
It was strange there, in the very depths of the town, with ten miles of man's handiwork on every side of us, to feel the iron grip of Nature, and to be conscious that to the huge elemental
forces all London was no more than the molehills that dot the fields.
But perhaps all these comrades of mine struggled just like me and sought something new, a path in life of their own, and like me were brought by force of circumstances, society, and race- by that elemental
force against which man is powerless- to the condition I am in," said he to himself in moments of humility; and after living some time in Moscow he no longer despised, but began to grow fond of, to respect, and to pity his comrades in destiny, as he pitied himself.
Those elderly ladies, who sit on the edge of ballrooms sampling the stuff of humanity between finger and thumb and breathing so evenly that the necklaces, which rise and fall upon their breasts, seem to represent some elemental
force, such as the waves upon the ocean of humanity, concluded, a little smilingly, that she would do.
You must admit, Hirst, that a little Italian town even would vulgarise the whole scene, would detract from the vastness--the sense of elemental
It is helplessly elemental
, but it is not the less grandly so, and if it deals with the simpler manifestations of character, character affected by the interests and passions rather than the tastes and preferences, it certainly deals with the larger moods through them.
Never have I so realized the elemental
greatness of the man, the sweep and power of his understanding.