Ay, this was the vision
that was sent me as I lay in pain and misery among the bones of my dead in the ashes of my kraal.
But this superadded consciousness, wearying and annoying enough when it urged on me the trivial experience of indifferent people, became an intense pain and grief when it seemed to be opening to me the souls of those who were in a close relation to me--when the rational talk, the graceful attentions, the wittily-turned phrases, and the kindly deeds, which used to make the web of their characters, were seen as if thrust asunder by a microscopic vision
, that showed all the intermediate frivolities, all the suppressed egoism, all the struggling chaos of puerilities, meanness, vague capricious memories, and indolent make-shift thoughts, from which human words and deeds emerge like leaflets covering a fermenting heap.
And you'll sit beside me, and we'll look, not at visions
, but at realities.
Emaciated arms and legs attached to a torso which seemed to be mostly distorted abdomen completed the "holy vision
of her radiant beauty.
And the vision
faded, and the knight, kneeling upon the ground, thanked the good saint who into that sad wood had strayed his steps, so he had seen the vision
that lay there hid.
Moments, fragments, a second of vision
, and then the flying waters, the winds dissipating and dissolving; then, too, the recollection from chaos, the return of security, the earth firm, superb and brilliant in the sun.
Dorothea had less of outward vision
than usual this morning, being filled with images of things as they had been and were going to be.
And then there came to him as in a vision
another fair and beautiful face--Bertrade de Montfort's--and Norman of Torn was still more puzzled; for at heart he was clean, and love of loyalty was strong within him.
His eyes were wide apart; nothing in their field of vision
escaped; and as they drank in the beauty before them the fighting light died out and a warm glow took its place.
And the vision
of them, and the hurt of her hunger stirred her afresh, so that she gathered her body and measured the distance for the leap.
A colossal and formless something was rushing across the field of his vision
My thoughts of suicide; my vision
of the mother and daughter; my journey back to the metropolis, led by the apparition of the child; my voyage to Holland; my night anchorage in the unknown sea--were these, so to speak, all pieces of the same morbid mental puzzle, all delusions from which I might wake at any moment, and find myself restored to my senses again in the hotel at London?
What really decided me to go to sea was that I had caught my first vision
of the death-road which John Barleycorn maintains for his devotees.
But Bishop Morehouse, oblivious to all, his eyes filled with his vision
But in his poem called The Vision
of Piers the Ploughman he says, "I have lived in the land, quoth I, my name is long Will.