The tumult of mind into which I was thrown by this hideous vision made me ill for several days, and prolonged our stay at Vienna.
The future, even when brought within the compass of feeling by a vision that made me shudder, had still no more than the force of an idea, compared with the force of present emotion--of my love for Bertha, of my dislike and jealousy towards my brother.
She entertained no visions
of their ever coming into nearer union, and yet she had taken no posture of renunciation.
He did not, for there was always the vision
of Bertrade de Montfort before him; and now another vision
arose that would effectually have sealed his lips had not the other--he saw the Outlaw of Torn dangling by his neck from a wooden gibbet.
And through the swaying, palpitant vision
, as through a fairy mirage, he stared at the real woman, sitting there and talking of literature and art.
Two hundred years later, when The Vision
of Piers the Ploughman was first printed, the printer in his preface explained alliterative verse very well.
And if he is compelled to look straight at the light, will he not have a pain in his eyes which will make him turn away to take and take in the objects of vision
which he can see, and which he will conceive to be in reality clearer than the things which are now being shown to him?
of truth had grown so intense that the sound of a strange voice failed to rout it this time.
Therefore it is that these Rhine castles thrill me with a sense of poetry; they belong to the grand historic life of humanity, and raise up for me the vision
of an echo.
Her reason told her that all the visions
she beheld were but the children of her imagination, and the conviction was strengthened by the fact that in the morning no traces remained of the nocturnal phantoms, who disappeared with the coming of daylight.
But the things Rivera fought for burned in his brain--blazing and terrible visions
, that, with eyes wide open, sitting lonely in the corner of the ring and waiting for his tricky antagonist, he saw as clearly as he had lived them.
And there have perished for me all the visions
and consolations of my youth!