IN youth I have known one with whom the Earth In secret communing held-as he with it, In daylight, and in beauty, from his birth: Whose fervid
, flickering torch of life was lit From the sun and stars, whence he had drawn forth A passionate light such for his spirit was fit And yet that spirit knew-not in the hour Of its own fervor-what had o'er it power.
Women would have loved him, and would have told him so in the overt and fervid
manner usual in affairs of the heart in the shadowy depths of the forest of the Gold Coast.
How then should he look upon her as of less consequence than himself; as a pretty trifle to caress and grow weary of; and not deal in the greatest seriousness with the affection which he knew that he had awakened in her--so fervid
and so impressionable as she was under her reserve; in order that it might not agonize and wreck her?
He enjoyed them there, and was bored with them at the Blenkers', where they were mingled with fervid
and dowdy women who passed them about like captured curiosities; and even after his most exciting talks with Ned Winsett he always came away with the feeling that if his world was small, so was theirs, and that the only way to enlarge either was to reach a stage of manners where they would naturally merge.
Alfred (five), who, as I mentioned, has of his own election joined the Infant Bonds of Joy, was one of the very few children who manifested consciousness on that occasion after a fervid
address of two hours from the chairman of the evening.
Days and nights of fervid
life, of communion with angels of darkness and of light have engraved their shadowy characters on that tear-stained book.
It may be that among them a more fervid
Keats, a more ethereal Shelley, has already published numbers the world will willingly remember.
Casaubon had often dwelt on some explanation or questionable detail of which Dorothea did not see the bearing; but such imperfect coherence seemed due to the brokenness of their intercourse, and, supported by her faith in their future, she had listened with fervid
patience to a recitation of possible arguments to be brought against Mr.
In the morning Henry was aroused by fervid
blasphemy that proceeded from the mouth of Bill.
Arnold repeated his answer to Sir Patrick, with fervid
embellishments of the original language, suitable to the emergency.
If it means that I grow a little too fervid
, or perhaps even hyperbolical, in extolling my native land, I admit the full justice of the remark.
In the choice of the rimed couplet for 'The Traveler' and 'The Deserted Village' the influence of pseudo-classicism and of Johnson appears; but Goldsmith's treatment of the form, with his variety in pauses and his simple but fervid
eloquence, make it a very different thing from the rimed couplet of either Johnson or Pope.