There the companions of his fall, o'rewhelm'd With Floods
and Whirlwinds of tempestuous fire, He soon discerns, and weltring by his side One next himself in power, and next in crime, Long after known in PALESTINE, and nam'd BEELZEBUB.
Were they better, then, than the big flood of last season?
That flood was no more than comes every five years-- a handful of drowned strangers, some chickens, and a dead bullock in muddy water with cross-currents.
My orders were obeyed by nearer thirty utans, so that some three thousand men came about and hastened into the teeth of the flood
to reach the corridor up which I directed them.
He was a harp; all life that he had known and that was his consciousness was the strings; and the flood
of music was a wind that poured against those strings and set them vibrating with memories and dreams.
Hours afterward, in the fires of sunset, where the Sacramento and the San Joaquin tumble their muddy floods
together, I took the New York Cut-Off, skimmed across the smooth land-locked water past Black Diamond, on into the San Joaquin, and on to Antioch, where, somewhat sobered and magnificently hungry, I laid alongside a big potato sloop that had a familiar rig.
Packed with the pulse of an unborn race, Torn with a world's desire, The surging flood
of my wild young blood Would quench the judgment fire.
Say--I'll tell you, I'm goin' out on this ebb to Goat Island for rockcod, an' I'll come in on the flood
They had two canoes with them, which they had hauled up upon the shore; and as it was then ebb of tide, they seemed to me to wait for the return of the flood
to go away again.
When in tall trees the dying moonbeams quiver: When floods
of fire efface the Silver River, Then comes the hour when I must seek Lo-Yang beyond the furthest peak.
Bottomless vales and boundless floods
, And chasms, and caves, and Titian woods, With forms that no man can discover For the dews that drip all over; Mountains toppling evermore Into seas without a shore; Seas that restlessly aspire, Surging, unto skies of fire; Lakes that endlessly outspread Their lone waters - lone and dead, - Their still waters - still and chilly With the snows of the lolling lily.
This passion hath his floods
, in very times of weakness; which are great prosperity, and great adversity; though this latter hath been less observed: both which times kindle love, and make it more fervent, and therefore show it to be the child of folly.
I have found one," said the giant, eagerly; "I will place myself in ambuscade behind the pillar with this iron bar, and invisible, unattackable, if they come in floods
, I can let my bar fall upon their skulls, thirty times in a minute.
Then there were storms and risings of the water over great areas of the low-lying lands; and there were periods of hunger and misery when we were kept prisoners in the trees for days and days by these transient floods
And when the floods
came, many were saved by reason of that blessing on the boat.