I divined, from this account, that utter lack of sympathy had rendered young Heathcliff selfish and disagreeable, if he were not so originally; and my interest in him, consequently, decayed: though still I was moved with a sense of grief
at his lot, and a wish that he had been left with us.
I have often thought about the top and its spinner, as I have noted the absorbed faces of other people's pleasures in the streets,--two lovers passing along the crowded Strand with eyes only for each other; a student deep in his book in the corner of an omnibus; a young mother glowing over the child in her arms; the wild-eyed musician dreamily treading on everybody's toes, and begging nobody's pardon; the pretty little Gaiety Girl hurrying to rehearsal with no thought but of her own sweet self and whether there will be a letter from Harry at the stage- door,--yes, if we are alone in our griefs
, we are no less alone in our pleasures.
But I have griefs
of other kind, Troubles and sorrows more severe; Give me to ease my tortured mind, Lend to my woes a patient ear; And let me, if I may not find A friend to help find one to hear.
Time wipes away the greatest griefs
, and after two or three years the King married again.
One was tall, gallant, high-strung, and the lines of his pallid face showed terrible passions or frightful griefs
Fogg, for solitude is a sad thing, with no heart to which to confide your griefs
I sail Between two banks, where heavy boughs enlace, Whose verdurous luxuriance wakes once more My many griefs
For think, in all thy sadness, What road our griefs
may take; Whose brain reflect our madness, Or whom our terrors shake.
THE joys of parents are secret; and so are their griefs
To see Porthos hungry, to see Mousqueton without gold lace, imprisoned, perhaps; to see Pierrefonds, Bracieux, razed to the very stones, dishonored even to the timber, - these were so many poignant griefs
for D'Artagnan, and every time that one of these griefs
struck him, he bounded like a horse at the sting of a gadfly beneath the vaults of foliage where he has sought shady shelter from the burning sun.
Nobody ever heard of these griefs
, which had been part of our poor little woman's lot in life.
But in spite of failing health, in spite of his domestic griefs
, he did not give in.