heart of stone


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Whoever can look upon that mother's grief without springing to her relief has a heart of stone.
By day and night he made his moan: It would have stirred a heart of stone To see him wring his hoofs and groan, Because he could not jump.
It was the most romantic thing I ever saw--the river, the bridge of boats, the great fortress opposite, moonlight everywhere, and music fit to melt a heart of stone.
what a heart of stone he must have to presume on my poor nerves
I had no need to pretend; whether I chose or not, I spoke in a weeping voice that would have melted a heart of stone.
The cry was repeated, and in terms and tones that might have melted a heart of stone, but it was unanswered.
That proves you have a wicked heart; and you must pray to God to change it: to give you a new and clean one: to take away your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
Captain Anthony had stopped for a moment staring ahead from the break of the poop, and poor Flora sent at his back a look of despairing appeal which would have moved a heart of stone.
Gentlemen, I have heard my uncle say, that Tom Smart said the widow's lamentations when she heard the disclosure would have pierced a heart of stone.
DRAMA You'd have to have a heart of stone not to be a teeny bit moved by the heartwarming marriage of Downton's housekeeper Elsie and butler Charles, aka Mrs Hughes and Carson.
DOWNTON ABBEY UTV 9pm You'd have to have a heart of stone not to be a teeny bit moved by the marriage of Downton's housekeeper Elsie to butler Charles, aka Mrs Hughes and Carson (above).
You would need a heart of stone not to laugh at the picture of 80s Bucks Fizz pop star David Van Day singing at a care home where half of the elderly audience appeared to have nodded off.

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