I saw when at his Word the formless
Mass, This worlds material mould, came to a heap: Confusion heard his voice, and wilde uproar Stood rul'd, stood vast infinitude confin'd; Till at his second bidding darkness fled, Light shon, and order from disorder sprung: Swift to thir several Quarters hasted then The cumbrous Elements, Earth, Flood, Aire, Fire, And this Ethereal quintessence of Heav'n Flew upward, spirited with various forms, That rowld orbicular, and turnd to Starrs Numberless, as thou seest, and how they move; Each had his place appointed, each his course, The rest in circuit walles this Universe.
They were as formless
as the sweet languid odours of the garden at the Chase, which had floated past her as she walked by the gate.
So dear to me is the formless
dream of which I have spoken, so dear to me are the impressions which it has left behind it, that I fear to touch the vision with anything new, lest it should dissolve in smoke.
Throughout these rather formless
meditations he sometimes thought of his past life and the long array of years (they had begun so early) during which he had had nothing in his head but "enterprise.
Sooner or later, if he chose, he could escape into great, grey, formless
India, beyond tents and padres and colonels.
The illimitable greatness of the one, the unfathomable seduction of the other working their immemorial spells from generation to generation fell upon my heart at last: a common fortune, an unforgettable memory of the sea's formless
might and of the sovereign charm in that woman's form wherein there seemed to beat the pulse of divinity rather than blood.
Mimes, in the form of God on high, Mutter and mumble low, And hither and thither fly - Mere puppets they, who come and go At bidding of vast formless
things That shift the scenery to and fro, Flapping from out their Condor wings Invisible Wo !
The whole life of the South was disorganized, and the most graceful nation in Europe had turned into formless
lumps of clothes.
In this way we struggled on for another mile or two, and at last reached a point where Frome, peering into what seemed to me formless
night, said: "That's my gate down yonder.
It was not deserted; here and there along its extent crawled certain vague and formless
masses, all directing their course towards the light which flickered at the end of the street, like those heavy insects which drag along by night, from blade to blade of grass, towards the shepherd's fire.
Mostly he was fleeing from formless
terrors down an interminable passage in an airship--a passage paved at first with ravenous trap-doors, and then with openwork canvas of the most careless description.
In his place was his father- Prince Andrew- and his father had neither shape nor form, but he existed, and when little Nicholas perceived him he grew faint with love: he felt himself powerless, limp, and formless
Half-drowned, exhausted, they were hurled into this mad mortar of the elements and battered into formless
A colossal and formless
something was rushing across the field of his vision.
Near the horizon the sun was smouldering dimly, almost obscured by formless
mists and vapors, which gave an impression of mass and density without outline or tangibility.