With this exclamation, the most frequent in his mouth, the unfortunate man clutched both hands upon his breast
as if an intolerable sting or torture impelled him to rend it open and let out the living mischief, even should it be intertwined with his own life.
had scarcely vanished into cloud-clad privacy, before our thirst--literally a burning question--reasserted itself.
There was the figure of the white prisoner still securely bound as they had last seen him, and in the centre of the hut another figure equally as motionless, its throat and breasts
horribly torn and mangled.
While the flowers, pale and unreal in the moonlight, floated away upon the river; and thus do greater things that once were in our breasts
, and near our hearts, flow from us to the eternal seas.
Children, too young to comprehend wherefore this woman should be shut out from the sphere of human charities, would creep nigh enough to behold her plying her needle at the cottage-window, or standing in the doorway, or labouring in her little garden, or coming forth along the pathway that led townward, and, discerning the scarlet letter on her breast
, would scamper off with a strange contagious fear.
I wondered what she was thinking about, as I glanced in admiring silence at the little soft hand travelling up the row of buttons on my coat, and at the clustering hair that lay against my breast
, and at the lashes of her downcast eyes, slightly rising as they followed her idle fingers.
From her breast
she plucked it, Parbati the thief, Saw the Least of Little Things gnawed a new-grown leaf
The cudgel was swinging in the arc which ended upon my upturned face when a bolt of myriad-legged horror hurled itself through the doorway full upon the breast
of my executioner.
Then, when he sees them fading on his breast
, will he not sigh that there is no warmth there to keep them fresh and lovely?
I had been troubled with grave depression--my breast
had felt chilled, and my head clouded.
The man was a tall, lean, haggard personification of fanaticism, bearing on his breast
this label,--A WANTON GOSPELLER,--which betokened that he had dared to give interpretations of Holy Writ unsanctioned by the infallible judgment of the civil and religious rulers.
In the hollow breast
of the mountains which they were now penetrating, the surrounding heights were clothed with pine; while the declivities of the lower hills afforded abundance of bunch grass for the horses.
Violent without craftiness, and furious without malice, one may imagine him seated masterfully with a double-edged sword on his knees upon the painted and gilt clouds of the sunset, bowing his shock head of golden locks, a flaming beard over his breast
, imposing, colossal, mighty-limbed, with a thundering voice, distended cheeks and fierce blue eyes, urging the speed of his gales.
She tenderly kissed me, She fondly caressed, And then I fell gently To sleep on her breast
-- Deeply to sleep From the heaven of her breast
But I shall have to cut a hole in your breast
, so I can put your heart in the right place.