The description given by the author of the Saxon Chronicle of the cruelties exercised in the reign of King Stephen by the great barons and lords of castles, who were all Normans, affords a strong proof of the excesses of which they were capable when their passions
He was a most offensive brute, though he had an extraordinary passion
Either the existence of the same passion
or interest in a majority at the same time must be prevented, or the majority, having such coexistent passion
or interest, must be rendered, by their number and local situation, unable to concert and carry into effect schemes of oppression.
But soon his own will created, although he did not know it, a genuine passion
The lamp of love was burning brightly on the altar of passion
, and searing the hearts of the two unfortunate sufferers.
The spirit of the trapper was roused, his pride was piqued as well as his passion
He sat much on the roof of the tower, brooding over his thwarted passion
But I suppose that everyone's conception of the passion
is formed on his own idiosyncrasies, and it is different with every different person.
There was no truce for him now, influenced as he was by jealousy and mad passion
And now, in token of candor, I ask you to reveal to me your chief passion
," said the latter.
True, he had dreamy visions of possibilities: there is no human being who having both passions
and thoughts does not think in consequence of his passions
--does not find images rising in his mind which soothe the passion
with hope or sting it with dread.
It was through nature, ennobled in this way by the semblance of passion
and thought, that the poet approached the spectacle of human life.
we have outgrown, emotion we have destroyed by analysis.
And the forbidding principle is derived from reason, and that which bids and attracts proceeds from passion
For it is to be considered that this passion
of which we speak, though it begin with the young, yet forsakes not the old, or rather suffers no one who is truly its servant to grow old, but makes the aged participators of it not less than the tender maiden, though in a different and nobler sort.