When a heavy weight presses the soul
to the lowest level at which endurance is possible, there is an instant and desperate effort of every physical and moral nerve to throw off the weight; and hence the heaviest anguish often precedes a return tide of joy and courage.
The ancients did well when they typified the soul
as a butterfly
," replied the metaphysician, referring to his MS.
With all the sorrow that was his, Bulan could scarce repress a smile, for it was quite evident either that it was impossible to perceive a soul
, or else that he possessed one.
The ravages of mental distress affected the soul
of man in the same way that acute physical anguish affected the body; and an intelligent being, suffering from a moral malady, had surely a right to destroy himself, a right he shares with the sheep, that, fallen a victim to the 'staggers,' beats its head against a tree.
Therefore, I said, the judge should not be young; he should have learned to know evil, not from his own soul
, but from late and long observation of the nature of evil in others: knowledge should be his guide, not personal experience.
The woman who sat in front of me was the woman whom I had met so strangely that day on that solitary moorland, and whom in prophecy still more strange my soul
had declared to be, "now and for ever and before all worlds the woman God had created for me, and that unless I could be hers and she mine, there could be no home, no peace, for either of us so long as we lived--" and now so strangely met again.
my life' and 'my soul
,' and his stay and prop- may and ought to whip himself for her and take all the trouble required for her disenchantment.
A sickness of soul
took me in the Hills, and him a sickness of the body.
But the Raven still beguiling all my sad soul
into smiling, Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird and bust and door; Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore-- What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore Meant in croaking "Nevermore.
A definite soul
, or entity, or spirit-thing glimmered behind his dog's eyes, already fond with affection for this hair-grizzled god who talked with him he knew not what, but whose very talking carried delicious and unguessable messages to his heart.
he would give his soul
to the devil for a shoulder of mutton,
It seemed to me also that in it might be shown men a ray of divinity, the present action of the soul
of this world, clean from all vestige of tradition; and so the heart of man might be bathed by an inundation of eternal love, conversing with that which he knows was always and always must be, because it really is now.
Upon my soul
, sir," said Fitzpatrick, "I don't know your name nor your face.
Zarathustra smiled, and said: "Many a soul
one will never discover, unless one first invent it.