The commonest utterances
of the commonest citizens in the time of the Colour Revolt seem to have been suffused with a richer tinge of word or thought; and to that era we are even now indebted for our finest poetry and for whatever rhythm still remains in the more scientific utterance
of these modern days.
At this moment the whole soul of the old man seemed centred in his eyes which became bloodshot; the veins of the throat swelled; his cheeks and temples became purple, as though he was struck with epilepsy; nothing was wanting to complete this but the utterance
of a cry.
IT would have been sad, indeed, to lose you in such manner, my old friend,” said Oliver, catching his breath for utterance
There was accordingly a universal restlessness and commotion throughout the plain; and the amorous herds gave utterance
to their feelings in low bellowings that resounded like distant thunder.
NOT long ago, the writer of these lines, In the mad pride of intellectuality, Maintained "the power of words"--denied that ever A thought arose within the human brain Beyond the utterance
of the human tongue: And now, as if in mockery of that boast, Two words-two foreign soft dissyllables-- Italian tones, made only to be murmured By angels dreaming in the moonlit "dew That hangs like chains of pearl on Hermon hill,"-- Have stirred from out the abysses of his heart, Unthought-like thoughts that are the souls of thought, Richer, far wider, far diviner visions Than even the seraph harper, Israfel,(Who has "the sweetest voice of all God's creatures") Could hope to utter.
And probably the half-unconscious rhapsody was a Fetichistic utterance
in a Monotheistic setting; women whose chief companions are the forms and forces of outdoor Nature retain in their souls far more of the Pagan fantasy of their remote forefathers than of the systematized religion taught their race at later date.
You mustn't trifle with it, you know, or it may turn to pneumonia," she would go on, deriving much comfort from the utterance
of that foreign word, incomprehensible to others as well as to herself.
As to Captain Lydgate himself, his low brow, his aquiline nose bent on one side, and his rather heavy utterance
, might have been disadvantageous in any young gentleman who had not a military bearing and mustache to give him what is doted on by some flower-like blond heads as "style.
It is not his fault that this is not intelligence, that it knots the brow in sorer doubt rather than shapes the lips to utterance
of the things that can never be said.
What could the bewildered scouts do, masters as they were of every war-like artifice save this one, but trot helplessly after him, exposing themselves fatally to view, while they gave pathetic utterance
to the coyote cry.
The painter was so startled that he gave utterance
to a very oath of pity, and I felt a sinking myself, for in these hasty words my little boy was gone, indeed; all my bright dreams of Timothy, all my efforts to shelter him from Mary's scorn, went whistling down the wind.
He turned and lurched out of the place, the moral effect of his utterance
largely spoiled by the fact that he was so patently full while he uttered it.