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If it is close and hot, and there is thunder in the air, La Fosseuse feels a vague trouble that nothing can soothe.
Being one of those imaginative girls, the presence of all our books and furniture soothes her.
I endeavoured to soothe her with such words as seemed fitting; and as she was crying because she really couldn't help it, she didn't cry long.
It is a great doctor for sore hearts and sore heads, too, your ship's routine, which I have seen soothe - at least for a time - the most turbulent of spirits.
Seth, always timid in his behaviour towards his mother, from the sense that he had no influence over her, felt it was useless to attempt to persuade or soothe her till this passion was past; so he contented himself with tending the back kitchen fire and folding up his father's clothes, which had been hanging out to dry since morning--afraid to move about in the room where his mother was, lest he should irritate her further.
The strong man full of care--the sick man full of pain--the little maiden sobbing for her faithless lover--like children we lay our aching heads on your white bosom, and you gently soothe us off to by-by.
She knew that Will had received a severe blow, but she had been little used to imagining other people's states of mind except as a material cut into shape by her own wishes; and she believed in her own power to soothe or subdue.
Clinging to him she fell into hysterical sobbings and cries, and for the next hour he did nothing but soothe and tend her.
He denied it; but I immediately left the room, and flew to the nursery, to hide my feelings, if I could not soothe them, there.
He promised fair, but in such a manner as we seek to soothe a child.
He became as wild as a beast and no one could soothe him.
Pardon this gush of sorrow; these ineffectual words are but a slight tribute to the unexampled worth of Henry, but they soothe my heart, overflowing with the anguish which his remembrance creates.