The lightness of these forms, devised to meet the winds and the seas, makes, by contrast with the great piles of bricks, the chains and cables of their moorings appear very necessary, as if nothing less could prevent them from soaring
upwards and over the roofs.
Or how, at the tender age when a confectioner seems to him a very prince whom all the world must envy--who breakfasts on macaroons, dines on meringues, sups on twelfth-cake, and fills up the intermediate hours with sugar-candy or peppermint--how is he to foresee the day of sad wisdom, when he will discern that the confectioner's calling is not socially influential, or favourable to a soaring
While they were busy stripping the armour from these heroes, the youths who were led on by Polydamas and Hector (and these were the greater part and the most valiant of those that were trying to break through the wall and fire the ships) were still standing by the trench, uncertain what they should do; for they had seen a sign from heaven when they had essayed to cross it--a soaring
eagle that flew skirting the left wing of their host, with a monstrous blood-red snake in its talons still alive and struggling to escape.
All around its banks waved luxuriant masses of tropical foliage, soaring
high above which were seen, here and there, the symmetrical shaft of the cocoanut tree, surmounted by its tufts of graceful branches, drooping in the air like so many waving ostrich plumes.
These had attracted great flights of turkey-buzzards; some were banqueting on the carcasses, others were soaring
far aloft in the sky, and others were perched on the trees, with their backs to the sun, and their wings stretched out to dry, like so many vessels in harbor, spreading their sails after a shower.
It was a July midnight; and from out A full-orbed moon, that, like thine own soul, soaring
, Sought a precipitate pathway up through heaven, There fell a silvery-silken veil of light, With quietude, and sultriness, and slumber, Upon the upturned faces of a thousand Roses that grew in an enchanted garden, Where no wind dared to stir, unless on tiptoe -- Fell on the upturn'd faces of these roses That gave out, in return for the love-light, Their odorous souls in an ecstatic death -- Fell on the upturn'd faces of these roses That smiled and died in this parterre, enchanted By thee, and by the poetry of thy presence.
As we limped homewards, sadly mauled and discomfited, we saw them for a long time flying at a great height against the deep blue sky above our heads, soaring
round and round, no bigger than wood-pigeons, with their eyes no doubt still following our progress.
He cursed his love of metaphor; had he suggested that he was a star and that Lucy was soaring
up to reach him?
They followed the road with a sensation that they were soaring
along in a supporting medium, possessed of original and profound thoughts, themselves and surrounding nature forming an organism of which all the parts harmoniously and joyously interpenetrated each other.
Once together, we stood almost back to back against the great boulder, and thus the creatures were prevented from soaring
above us to deliver their deadly blows, and as we were easily their match while they remained upon the ground, we were making great headway in dispatching what remained of them when our attention was again attracted by the shrill wail of the caller above our heads.
On the next morning, the inhabitants of Rome saw the same balloon soaring
above the Vatican, whence it crossed the Campagna, and finally fluttered down into the lake of Bracciano.
Here he startled up a many-pronged buck, that seemed to soar across the meadow, and to soar over the stake-and-rider fence, and, still soaring
, disappeared in a friendly copse beyond.
An Eagle was soaring
through the air when suddenly it heard the whizz of an Arrow, and felt itself wounded to death.
They were half of them laughing, they were all of them talking--the comfortable hum of their voices was at its loudest; the cheery pealing of the laughter was soaring
to its highest notes--when one dominant voice, rising clear and shrill above all the rest, called imperatively for silence.
The harbor was sparkling and dimpling like a girl; white gulls were soaring
over the dunes; beyond the bar was a shining, wonderful sea.