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thou spirit given, On Earth, of all we hope in Heaven!
Know thou the secret of a spirit Bow'd from its wild pride into shame.
And perhaps it was the pleasure the good Spirit had in showing off this power of his, or else it was his own kind, generous, hearty nature, and his sympathy with all poor men, that led him straight to Scrooge's clerk's; for there he went, and took Scrooge with him, holding to his robe; and on the threshold of the door the Spirit smiled, and stopped to bless Bob Cratchit's dwelling with the sprinkling of his torch.
Scrooge hung his head to hear his own words quoted by the Spirit, and was overcome with penitence and grief.
But he scornfully threw it aside, and bade his Spirits take her to a colder cell, deep in the earth; and there with harsh words they left her.
If I will vow never more to harm the flowers you may love, will you go back to your own people and leave me and my Spirits to work our will on all the other flowers that bloom?
Now there were some who cried that the boy must be put to death, because he had killed one possessed with a spirit. But I said no, he should not be touched.
The period has the great variety of almost unlimited creative force; it includes works of many kinds in both verse and prose, and ranges in spirit from the loftiest Platonic idealism or the most delightful romance to the level of very repulsive realism.
Spirits destined to be united in the better world are divinely commissioned to discover each other and to begin their union in this world.
But are not these spirited natures apt to be savage with one another, and with everybody else?
so asketh the load-bearing spirit; then kneeleth it down like the camel, and wanteth to be well laden.
The tactical rule that an army should act in masses when attacking, and in smaller groups in retreat, unconsciously confirms the truth that the strength of an army depends on its spirit. To lead men forward under fire more discipline (obtainable only by movement in masses) is needed than is needed to resist attacks.