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He tried to say something, but he could not speak for excitement, and pretended to be coughing.
In the contemplation of Beauty we alone find it possible to attain that pleasurable elevation, or excitement of the soul, which we recognize as the Poetic Sentiment, and which is so easily distinguished from Truth, which is the satisfaction of the Reason, or from Passion, which is the excitement of the heart.
I call him, and think him the noblest of poets, not because the impressions he produces are at all times the most profound-- not because the poetical excitement which he induces is at all times the most intense--but because it is at all times the most ethereal--in other words, the most elevating and most pure.
retorted she, pacing the room in a state of strong excitement, with her hands clasped tightly together, breathing short, and flashing fires of indignation from her eyes.
And I shouldn't be surprised if we had a little excitement very soon.
Arobin caught the contagion of excitement which drew him to Edna like a magnet.
In the matter of preparation, wealth of detail, and general excitement it far surpasses a wedding; for that is commonly a simple affair in the country, sometimes even beginning and ending in a visit to the parsonage.
Certainly, though Valentine still labored under dreadful nervous excitement, she was better; and moreover, Monte Cristo had told him when, half distracted, he had rushed to the count's house, that if she were not dead in two hours she would be saved.
All around were evidences of that excitement which always precedes a great race.
The air of excitement that hung about him was but faintly due to good cheer or any stimulus but the potent wine of triumphant joy.
It was a shout of sudden excitement at the appearance of a horseman cleaving the crowd at full gallop.
Shaking with excitement, he craned his body across the wall and read: