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Her position on the heeling boat irked her, and she remembered the headache he had cured and the soothing rest that resided in him.
It is filled with saffron, poppies, and other soothing plants; so lay your little head on it to-night, sleep sweetly without a dream, and wake to-morrow without a pain.
A soothing prescription (I have his own authority for saying it) was all that was required to meet the patient's case.
The physician followed my example--after having written his soothing prescription, and having been grossly insulted by the local practitioner's refusing to make use of it.
The gods, too, may he turned from their purpose; and men pray to them and avert their wrath by sacrifices and soothing entreaties, and by libations and the odour of fat, when they have sinned and transgressed.
And even if there are gods, and they do care about us, yet we know of them only from tradition and the genealogies of the poets; and these are the very persons who say that they may be influenced and turned by `sacrifices and soothing entreaties and by offerings.
And then the old memories rushed back again, but softened and subdued, and soothing him as he let himself be carried away by them.
In evening's limpid air, What time the dew's soothings Unto the earth downpour, Invisibly and unheard-- For tender shoe-gear wear The soothing dews, like all that's kind-gentle--: Bethinkst thou then, bethinkst thou, burning heart, How once thou thirstedest For heaven's kindly teardrops and dew's down-droppings, All singed and weary thirstedest, What time on yellow grass-pathways Wicked, occidental sunny glances Through sombre trees about thee sported, Blindingly sunny glow-glances, gladly-hurting?
Anna experienced almost physical pleasure in the sensation of his nearness, and his caresses, and moral soothing, when she met his simple, confiding, and loving glance, and heard his naive questions.
This imagination was dreadful in itself, but soothing inasmuch as it supposed the safety of my friends.
Glegg wanted to say something soothing, but he was prevented by Mr.
It warms up as you rub it in and the eucalyptus scent is simultaneously soothing and reviving.