Then she climbed an acacia, and nestling
into its tufted top, she watched the stranger with the inquisitive attention of the forest birds.
How could you, my poor little unfledged nestling
, find yourself food, and defend yourself from misfortune, and ward off the wiles of evil men?
I imagined her diffident, lying very quiet, with her side nestling
shyly against the wharf to which she was made fast with very new lines, intimidated by the company of her tried and experienced sisters already familiar with all the violences of the ocean and the exacting love of men.
Poyser, as his wife seemed to hesitate, seeing that Totty was at last nestling
quietly, "thee'dst better let Hetty carry her upstairs, while thee tak'st thy things off.
I had been forced to loosen my grasp on expectation; and, but an hour ago, had sunk slackly under the discouraging thought that the current of life, and the impulse of destiny, had swept her for ever from my reach; and, behold, while bending suddenly earthward beneath the pressure of despondency--while following with my eyes the track of sorrow on the turf of a graveyard--here was my lost jewel dropped on the tear-fed herbage, nestling
in the messy and mouldy roots of yew-trees.
For her this rhyme is penned, whose luminous eyes, Brightly expressive as the twins of Loeda, Shall find her own sweet name, that, nestling
lies Upon the page, enwrapped from every reader.