Then my heart it grew ashen and sober As the leaves that were crisped and sere -- As the leaves that were withering and sere -- And I cried -- "It was surely October On this very night
of last year, That I journeyed -- I journeyed down here
That was as far as Dave got, for at that moment he witnessed a transformation and found himself gazing into the same unspeakably ferocious blue eyes of the night before, at the same clutching talon-like hands, and at the same formidable bulk in the act of springing upon him.
Thus, they could not understand his excessive somnolence in the forenoon, nor his excessive activity at night.
She was now about to pass her second night in the room occupied in the old days of the palace by Baron Rivar.
And, once more, the frightful dreams of the first night terrified her, following each other in the same succession.
To this place, perhaps because its sheds and baskets were a tolerable substitute for beds, or perhaps because it afforded the means of a hasty barricade in case of need, many of the rioters had straggled, not only that night, but for two or three nights before.
But Hugh and Dennis stood with their backs against it, and kept them back, until the clamour had so far subsided that their voices could be heard, when they called to them together that to go now, in broad day, would be madness; and that if they waited until night and arranged a plan of attack, they might release, not only their own companions, but all the prisoners, and burn down the jail.
That night I left this case in my room, locked, and the key in my waistcoat pocket; in the right-hand side-pocket of my overcoat I carried my Deane and Adams, loaded in every chamber; also my right hand, as innocently as you could wish.
Nevertheless, I put my light out early, and sat a long time peeping through my blind; but only an inevitable Tom, with back hunched up and tail erect, broke the moonlit profile of the back-garden wall; and once more that disreputable music (which none the less had saved my life) was the only near sound all night.
I was very tired, too, after the excitements of the day; so I decided that I would not face it, but would pass the night
upon the open hill.
And everything that had been stirring Levin during that sleepless night
, all the resolutions he had made, all vanished at once.
Ten times must thou laugh during the day, and be cheerful; otherwise thy stomach, the father of affliction, will disturb thee in the night
Covent Garden Market at sunrise too, in the spring or summer, when the fragrance of sweet flowers is in the air, over-powering even the unwholesome streams of last night
's debauchery, and driving the dusky thrust, whose cage has hung outside a garret window all night
long, half mad with joy
It was a dark night
, though the full moon rose as I left the enclosed lands, and passed out upon the marshes.
It was past seven o'clock at night
when the grand- mother came home with the pocket-book held tightly in her old hands and she was so excited she could scarcely speak.