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The heritage of a kingly mind, And a proud spirit which hath striven Triumphantly with human kind.
But, they were happy, grateful, pleased with one another, and contented with the time; and when they faded, and looked happier yet in the bright sprinklings of the Spirit's torch at parting, Scrooge had his eye upon them, and especially on Tiny Tim, until the last.
By this time it was getting dark, and snowing pretty heavily; and as Scrooge and the Spirit went along the streets, the brightness of the roaring fires in kitchens, parlours, and all sorts of rooms, was wonderful.
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."
"My task is done, and, thanks to the Spirits of earth and air, I have made as fair a home as Elfin hands can form.
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.
It was full also of the spirit of dramatic action, as befitted an age whose restless enterprise was eagerly extending itself to every quarter of the globe.
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.
"When the kindred spirits have once met, no human power can really part them.
"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.
I said; how shall we find a gentle nature which has also a great spirit, for the one is the contradiction of the other?
Would not he who is fitted to be a guardian, besides the spirited nature, need to have the qualities of a philosopher?
asketh the load-bearing spirit, that I may take it upon me and rejoice in my strength.
The French, retreating in 1812- though according to tactics they should have separated into detachments to defend themselves- congregated into a mass because the spirit of the army had so fallen that only the mass held the army together.