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careful heaper-up of treasure, was it worth while to labor to sweeten and gild life, to come upon a desert shore, surrounded by the cries of seagulls, and lay thyself, with broken bones, beneath a torpid stone?
My torpid condition of mind, at home, has simply given place to a perpetual restlessness, produced by the excitement of my new life.
Inspired by the stimulant application of Crouch's gloves, his torpid cunning had been shaken up into excellent working order at last.
On the other hand, those steadfast natures which can better be depended upon, which in a battle are impregnable to fear and immovable, are equally immovable when there is anything to be learned; they are always in a torpid state, and are apt to yawn and go to sleep over any intellectual toil.