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3 Show Nothing to your Friend that may affright him.
The Committee's plan to inflict upon him "a regular and immense number of new men annually to carry on your trade" filled him with "consternation and affright.
Now (saies he), if you will be Ingenious to me, I will be Ingenious to you, and will perform fully whatsoever I promsied [sic] your Daughter but (saies he) if I find you otherwise, You shall find me worse to you then the very Devil, the sound of which words did much Affright me for the present that it was before I could speak and then I said, How can you be worse than the Devil, to which he made no Answer for by that time we were come neer the Meeting House and so we parted.
Finally, in a reference to the devotions of courtly love, brought with "Strongbow and Henry" (174), Gogarty comments that "your long limbs and your golden hair affright men/Slaves are their souls, and instinctively they hate them" (175).
may we cram/Within this wooden O the very casques / That did affright the air in Agincourt?
28) The lines, "--tell / Whether His countenance can thee affright / Tears in His eyes quench the amazing light" are from Donne's Holy Sonnet "What if this present were the worlds last night?
Bishop Thomas Sprat (1635-1713) wrote in his laudatory history of the Society that the experimental philosopher "cannot suddenly conclude all extraordinary events to be the immediate Finger of God, because he familiarly beholds the inward workings of things, and thence perceives that many effects, which use to affright the Ignorant, are brought forth by the common Instruments of Nature.
Dickinson's poetico-theological challenges can still affright conventional belief.
Sitting cross-legged around a bundle of sticks and stones, the Clemson Players sought "to cram / Within this wooden O the very casques / That did affright the air at Agincourt" (Prologue 12-14) in the Bellamy Theatre.
Dupin dira luego de resolver el enigma que "the words heard by the par ty upon the staircase were the Frenchman's exclamations of horror and affright, commingled with the fiendish jabberings of the brute" (431).