The same torpor, as regarded the capacity for intellectual effort, accompanied me home, and weighed
upon me in the chamber which I most absurdly termed my study.
And now, when weighed
down by the pains and aches of old age, when the head inclines to the feet, when the beginning and ending of human existence meet, and helpless infancy and painful old age combine to- gether--at this time, this most needful time, the time for the exercise of that tenderness and affection which children only can exercise towards a declining parent--my poor old grandmother, the devoted mother of twelve children, is left all alone, in yonder little hut, before a few dim embers.
Having given some further directions, and intimates that he should call again the next day, he departed; to my grief: I felt so sheltered and befriended while he sat in the chair near my pillow; and as he closed the door after him, all the room darkened and my heart again sank: inexpressible sadness weighed
I sobbed; I was beyond regarding self- respect, weighed
down by fatigue and wretchedness.
I think winter-time would have weighed
less on our spirits; the drawn curtains and the bright lamps, and the companionable fires would have helped us.
I never shall forget the waking, next morning; the being cheerful and fresh for the first moment, and then the being weighed
down by the stale and dismal oppression of remembrance.
I was so struck by the horror of this idea, which had weighed
upon me from the first, and the working out of which would make me regard myself, in some sort, as his murderer, that I could not rest in my chair but began pacing to and fro.
After that the two kings quarrelled more and more, and I weighed
them both in my balance, for I would know which was the most favourable to me.
Well, I have heard it all, weighed
it all," said Nicolete, presently; "and to me it is but as thistledown against the love within my heart.
in the balance and found wanting, you know our wager?
It were," said the cook; "it were when we weighed
The hand upon his shoulder weighed
like a hand of lead.