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Mine is no squalor of song that cannot transmute itself, with proper exchange value, into a flower-crowned cottage, a sweet mountain-meadow, a grove of red-woods, an orchard of thirty-seven trees, one long row of blackberries and two short rows of strawberries, to say nothing of a quarter of a mile of gurgling brook.
There'll be a check at the post-office, I know, and we'll transmute it into beautiful buckwheat flour, a gallon of maple syrup, and a new pair of overshoes for you.
Yet the spirit can for the time pervade and control every member and function of the body, and transmute what in form is the grossest sensuality into purity and devotion.
But I have, sir, an idea, which, by your leave and kind assistance, I shall transmute into cash.
So begins a scene that is verging on play-like, but that soon transmutes into a work of fiction so compelling that you're glad the book is divided into sections.
The transformer station platform, which gathers and transmutes the energy to the coast of Belgium, exists 30 kilometers offshore in the North Sea.
there is a renewed urgency to not only tolerate the other, but to actively engage the love that transmutes the lead of ignorance into the gold of authentic connection.