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A mad piper, indeed, this spring, with his wonderful lying music,--ever lying, yet ever convincing, for when was Spring known to keep his word?
Oh, the spring, I suppose," he thought as he turned round.
Only the dead-looking evergreen firs dotted about in the forest, and this oak, refused to yield to the charm of spring or notice either the spring or the sunshine.
at the door, that lifted my ball for me out of the spring this morning: I told him that he should live with me here, thinking that he could never get out of the spring; but there he is at the door, and he wants to come in.
I believe the Spring has come at last," said the Giant; and he jumped out of bed and looked out.
Four days later the grief-stricken mother herself went to the spring for water.
Spring is the most wonderful, because she has not to cover a clean, bare field with new leaves and flowers, but to drive before her and to put away the hanging-on, over-surviving raffle of half-green things which the gentle winter has suffered to live, and to make the partly-dressed stale earth feel new and young once more.
He now evinced displeasure at her repeated failures, and himself made a mighty spring upward.
The gracious spirit of spring pervaded the entire menu.
It lingered but a moment's space, that dream of Spring, and died; Yet as my head the pillows pressed, my soul had found thy side.
It is a clear and deep green well, half a mile long and a mile and three quarters in circumference, and contains about sixty-one and a half acres; a perennial spring in the midst of pine and oak woods, without any visible inlet or outlet except by the clouds and evaporation.
For each star is eye-like there, And looks so sweetly down on Beauty's hair - And they, and ev'ry mossy spring were holy To his love-haunted heart and melancholy.
In a few moments every spring had its jovial knot of hard drinkers, with tin cup in hand, indulging in a mock carouse; quaffing, pledging, toasting, bandying jokes, singing drinking songs, and uttering peals of laughter, until it seemed as if their imaginations had given potency to the beverage, and cheated them into a fit of intoxication.
As I remember, the spring came late that year in Carlisle.
WHEN SPRING CAME, AFTER that hard winter, one could not get enough of the nimble air.