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He rose: but finding that the Spirit made towards the window, clasped his robe in supplication.
Bear but a touch of my hand there,' said the Spirit, laying it upon his heart,' and you shall be upheld in more than this.
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?
And now go forth, and begin your task; my Spirits shall not harm you, and I will wait till it is done before I blight another flower.
You are my evil spirit," answered Owen, much excited,--"you and the hard, coarse world
But I don't know whether you will condescend to such a task," said she, laughing, "now that you are so taken up with the notion of putting spirit into machinery.
You will now understand the view I take of the tie which unites the young spirits of our children at the bright outset of their lives.
To all outward appearance two perfectly commonplace children, we were mysteriously united by some kindred association of the spirit in her and the spirit in me, which not only defied discovery by our young selves, but which lay too deep for investigation by far older and far wiser heads than ours.
Sidney's very complicated tale of adventures in love and war, much longer than any of its successors, is by no means free from artificiality, but it finely mirrors his own knightly spirit and remains a permanent English classic.
As to the fact of the line of conduct I choose to adopt towards the individual present, you ought to be proud of my showing a proper spirit.
Young flowers were whispering in melody To happy flowers that night - and tree to tree ; Fountains were gushing music as they fell In many a star-lit grove, or moon-lit dell ; Yet silence came upon material things - Fair flowers, bright waterfalls and angel wings - And sound alone that from the spirit sprang Bore burthen to the charm the maiden sang :
But this rule which leaves out of account the spirit of the army continually proves incorrect and is in particularly striking contrast to the facts when some strong rise or fall in the spirit of the troops occurs, as in all national wars.
Then he who is to be a really good and noble guardian of the State will require to unite in himself philosophy and spirit and swiftness and strength?
asketh the load-bearing spirit, that I may take it upon me and rejoice in my strength.
While my companion contemplated with a serious and satisfied spirit the magnificent appearances of things, I delighted in investigating their causes.