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All these heaviest things the load-bearing spirit taketh upon itself: and like the camel, which, when laden, hasteneth into the wilderness, so hasteneth the spirit into its wilderness.
But in the loneliest wilderness happeneth the second metamorphosis: here the spirit becometh a lion; freedom will it capture, and lordship in its own wilderness.
Thus, counseled by the ever-present spirit of her husband, Dame Dermody wrote:
Thanks be to God, my kindred spirit met my spirit while I was still young.
how my spirit would rejoice, And leap within me at the cry) The battle-cry of Victory!
Young Love's first lesson is -- the heart: For 'mid that sunshine, and those smiles, When, from our little cares apart, And laughing at her girlish wiles, I'd throw me on her throbbing breast, And pour my spirit out in tears - There was no need to speak the rest - No need to quiet any fears Of her - who ask'd no reason why, But turn'd on me her quiet eye!
`I am the Ghost of Christmas Present,' said the Spirit.
`You have never seen the like of me before.' exclaimed the Spirit.
How then may we keep our frail blossoms from his cruel spirits? Who will give us counsel?
Then came the Frost-Spirits, and beneath their cold wings the flowers died, while the Spirits bore Violet to a low, dark cell, saying as they left her, that their King was angry that she had dared to stay when he had bid her go.
They answered that the spirit of the dead woman would lead him to bring evil on the royal house.
The Itongo in the woman was a Spirit King and ordered her to kill thee; thou shouldst then have let thyself be killed.
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.
Lastly, in the concluding decade of the sixteenth century, came a series of realistic stories depicting chiefly, in more or less farcical spirit, the life of the poorer classes.
I said; how shall we find a gentle nature which has also a great spirit, for the one is the contradiction of the other?