Thus bound, but carefully looked after, inert and powerful, those emblems
of hope make company for the look-out man in the night watches; and so the days glide by, with a long rest for those characteristically shaped pieces of iron, reposing forward, visible from almost every part of the ship's deck, waiting for their work on the other side of the world somewhere, while the ship carries them on with a great rush and splutter of foam underneath, and the sprays of the open sea rust their heavy limbs.
The inwardness and mystery of this attachment drives men of every class to the use of emblems.
Beyond this universality of the symbolic language, we are apprised of the divineness of this superior use of things, whereby the world is a temple whose walls are covered with emblems, pictures, and commandments of the Deity,--in this, that there is no fact in nature which does not carry the whole sense of nature; and the distinctions which we make in events and in affairs, of low and high, honest and base, disappear when nature is used as a symbol.
She became a ship passing in the night-- an emblem
of the loneliness of human life, an occasion for queer confidences and sudden appeals for sympathy.
It was in a state of mind superinduced by these conditions that La led forth her jabbering company to retrieve the sacred emblem
of her high office and wreak vengeance upon the author of her wrongs.
The shining object still lured him on and when he had come closer to it his eyes went wide in surprise, for the thing they saw was naught else than the jewel-encrusted emblem
upon the prow of a small flier.
The man paced placidly along with the apple- wood emblem
of serenity between his teeth.
I would attempt to draw her picture, but that is done already by a more able master, Mr Hogarth himself, to whom she sat many years ago, and hath been lately exhibited by that gentleman in his print of a winter's morning, of which she was no improper emblem
, and may be seen walking
A little emblem
of true love--a little ring that symbolised unending and unmercenary affection--was the cause of our Richard finding his happiness.
It was a warm June morning, and the Latter Day Saints were as busy as the bees whose hive they have chosen for their emblem
The saddle and housings of this superb palfrey were covered by a long foot-cloth, which reached nearly to the ground, and on which were richly embroidered, mitres, crosses, and other ecclesiastical emblems
Rich clouds, for canopies, about her curled - Fit emblems
of the model of her world - Seen but in beauty - not impeding sight Of other beauty glittering thro' the light - A wreath that twined each starry form around, And all the opal'd air in color bound.
It was called the d'Urberville Window, and in the upper part could be discerned heraldic emblems
like those on Durbeyfield's old seal and spoon.
There, upon huge pedestals of dark rock, sculptured with rude emblems
of the Phallic worship, separated from each other by a distance of forty paces, and looking down the road which crossed some sixty miles of plain to Loo, were three colossal seated forms--two male and one female--each measuring about thirty feet from the crown of its head to the pedestal.
The balusters were decorated with emblems
of the Four Evangelists.