He would be a poet who could impress the winds and streams into his service, to speak for him; who nailed words to their primitive senses, as farmers drive down stakes in the spring, which the frost has heaved; who derived
his words as often as he used them--transplanted them to his page with earth adhering to their roots; whose words were so true and fresh and natural that they would appear to expand like the buds at the approach of spring, though they lay half smothered between two musty leaves in a library--aye, to bloom and bear fruit there, after their kind, annually, for the faithful reader, in sympathy with surrounding Nature.
no comfortable feelings from this conversation, to lessen the uneasiness of her mind on other points; she was left, on the contrary, with a melancholy impression of Colonel Brandon's unhappiness, and was prevented even from wishing it removed, by her anxiety for the very event that must confirm it.
If she desired to go, she might: the nuisance of her presence outweighs the gratification to be derived
from tormenting her
He mentioned this to his mate and when he told her that the Eggs would probably conduct themselves in the same way after they were fledged she was quite comforted and even became eagerly interested and derived
great pleasure from watching the boy over the edge of her nest--though she always thought that the Eggs would be much cleverer and learn more quickly.
Belonging to the younger branch of a family of great antiquity, the one inheritance of importance that he had derived
from his ancestors was the possession of a magnificent library, which not only filled all the rooms in his modest little dwelling, but lined the staircases and passages as well.
Although the Doctor's daughter had known nothing of the country of her birth, she appeared to have innately derived
from it that ability to make much of little means, which is one of its most useful and most agreeable characteristics.
There are many things from which I might have derived
good, by which I have not profited, I dare say,' returned the nephew.
That, and a sense that we were both a little afraid of Peggotty, and submitted ourselves in most things to her direction, were among the first opinions - if they may be so called - that I ever derived
from what I saw.
As I never saw my father or my mother, and never saw any likeness of either of them (for their days were long before the days of photographs), my first fancies regarding what they were like, were unreasonably derived
from their tombstones.
Mat treated the objection with great contempt, and averred in reply, that he made the slaves black in order to obtain a striking effect of contrast, and that, could he have derived
a similar advantage from making his heroine blue, blue she should have been.
So that the greatest advantage I derived
from the study consisted in this, that, observing many things which, however extravagant and ridiculous to our apprehension, are yet by common consent received and approved by other great nations, I learned to entertain too decided a belief in regard to nothing of the truth of which I had been persuaded merely by example and custom; and thus I gradually extricated myself from many errors powerful enough to darken our natural intelligence, and incapacitate us in great measure from listening to reason.
THE United Netherlands are a confederacy of republics, or rather of aristocracies of a very remarkable texture, yet confirming all the lessons derived
from those which we have already reviewed.
The pleasure, however, thence derived
is not the true tragic pleasure.
3) With whom lie the advantages derived
from Heaven and Earth?
Perhaps I did wrong to insist upon accepting a good situation when it was offered me, seeing that from my last experience in that way I derived
a shock which was anything but a matter for jesting.