They must have been, and were, in the notes, as well as in the words of his wild fantasias (for he not unfrequently accompanied himself with rhymed verbal improvisations), the result of that intense mental
collectedness and concentration to which I have previously alluded as observable only in particular moments of the highest artificial excitement.
Marmaduke raised his head from his bosom, where it had sunk, not in shame, but in devout mental
thanksgivings, and, as large tears fell over his fine, manly face, he grasped the hand of the youth warmly, and said:
The wild effects of the light enchained me to an examination of individual faces; and although the rapidity with which the world of light flitted before the window, prevented me from casting more than a glance upon each visage, still it seemed that, in my then peculiar mental
state, I could frequently read, even in that brief interval of a glance, the history of long years.
The spurt of mental
excitement which had produced the effort was now over.
But when he had gone into another room, to which the countess hurriedly followed him, he assumed a grave air and thoughtfully shaking his head said that though there was danger, he had hopes of the effect of this last medicine and one must wait and see, that the malady was chiefly mental
she, hardly more than a budding woman, but yet with an active conscience and a great mental
need, not to be satisfied by a girlish instruction comparable to the nibblings and judgments of a discursive mouse.
There is a mental
inhibition by which such symptoms can be checked and controlled," said Challenger.
The day, I thought, must be far advanced, though the sun was invisible; and although sensible that the air was raw and chill my consciousness of that fact was rather mental
than physical--I had no feeling of discomfort.
The desire for alcohol is quite peculiarly mental
in its origin.
We enter into the minds of the actors in that long-ago world-drama, and for the time being their mental
processes are our mental
Rachel, before she had fairly closed the door, had taken a mental
note of everything that was on that table.
I admitted--as every person of the smallest sense must admit--that a man will, in the great majority of cases, be all the fitter for mental
exercise if he wisely combines physical exercise along with it.
I noticed those signs of mental
decay to which you so feelingly allude at the last interview I had with her in Mablethorpe House.
I must premise, that I have nothing to do with the origin of the primary mental
powers, any more than I have with that of life itself.
His tremendous virility and mental
strength wall him apart.