A stone might pos- sibly penetrate to us once in a while, but it wasn't very likely; we were well protected by boughs
and foliage, and were not visible from any good aiming point.
With hot heart I took the green winding path, and presently came the little grassy glade, and the bubbling crystal well, and the hut of wattled boughs
, and, looking through the open door of the hut, I saw a lovely girl lying asleep in her golden hair.
The Sun that light imparts to all, receives From all his alimental recompence In humid exhalations, and at Even Sups with the Ocean: though in Heav'n the Trees Of life ambrosial frutage bear, and vines Yeild Nectar, though from off the boughs
each Morn We brush mellifluous Dewes, and find the ground Cover'd with pearly grain: yet God hath here Varied his bounty so with new delights, As may compare with Heaven; and to taste Think not I shall be nice.
The green boughs
glittered with all their pearls of dew.
The youth saw with surprise that the soldier had two wounds, one in the head, bound with a blood-soaked rag, and the other in the arm, making that member dangle like a broken bough
On the lowest green bough
hung an abundant wreath of roses, some that had been gathered in the sunniest spots of the forest, and others, of still richer blush, which the colonists had reared from English seed.
After several little accidents, such as a torn robe, a lost shoe, and the entanglement of Hannah's hair in a bough
, they reached the upper verge of the forest, and were now to pursue a more adventurous course.
It was a wood of beeches and limes, with here and there a light silver-stemmed birch--just the sort of wood most haunted by the nymphs: you see their white sunlit limbs gleaming athwart the boughs
, or peeping from behind the smooth- sweeping outline of a tall lime; you hear their soft liquid laughter--but if you look with a too curious sacrilegious eye, they vanish behind the silvery beeches, they make you believe that their voice was only a running brooklet, perhaps they metamorphose themselves into a tawny squirrel that scampers away and mocks you from the topmost bough
Send no lunge beyond thy length; Lend no rotten bough
Such men, in other men's calamities, are, as it were, in season, and are ever on the loading part: not so good as the dogs, that licked Lazarus' sores; but like flies, that are still buzzing upon any thing that is raw; misanthropi, that make it their practice, to bring men to the bough
, and yet never a tree for the purpose in their gardens, as Timon had.
A lifeless body fell from bough
, and hung about twenty feet from the ground, its arms and legs swaying to and fro in the air.
And as I watched him I felt in my own being, in my very muscles themselves, the surge and thrill of desire to go leaping from bough
; and I felt also the guarantee of the latent power in that being and in those muscles of mine.