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This Emperor hath no son, and now is old, Old and lascivious, and from Rome retired To Capreae, an island small but strong On the Campanian shore, with purpose there His horrid lusts in private to enjoy; Committing to a wicked favourite All public cares, and yet of him suspicious; Hated of all, and hating.
It is good that he shall see neither shadows nor futilities, nor be appalled by his lusts and rapacities.
Kurtz lacked restraint in the gratification of his various lusts, that there was some- thing wanting in him--some small matter which, when the pressing need arose, could not be found under his magnificent eloquence.
He is eager that Socrates should come to visit him, fond of the poetry of the last generation, happy in the consciousness of a well-spent life, glad at having escaped from the tyranny of youthful lusts.
There are the terrible ones who carry about in themselves the beast of prey, and have no choice except lusts or self-laceration.
Thus "the unconscious" becomes a sort of underground prisoner, living in a dungeon, breaking in at long intervals upon our daylight respectability with dark groans and maledictions and strange atavistic lusts.
And Saxon, back in her own kitchen and preparing supper for Billy, wondered what lusts and rapacities had led the old, burnt-faced woman from the big Peruvian ranch, through all the world, to West Oakland and Barry Higgins Old Barry was not the sort who would fling away his share of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, much less ever attain to such opulence.
Her venerable innocence apparently had put a restraint on the roaring lusts of the sea.