You will now understand the view I take of the tie which unites the young spirits
of our children at the bright outset of their lives.
That soul will hate the ev'ning mist, So often lovely, and will list To the sound of the coming darkness (known To those whose spirits
hearken) as one Who, in a dream of night, would fly But cannot from a danger nigh.
Scrooge hung his head to hear his own words quoted by the Spirit, and was overcome with penitence and grief.
By this time it was getting dark, and snowing pretty heavily; and as Scrooge and the Spirit went along the streets, the brightness of the roaring fires in kitchens, parlours, and all sorts of rooms, was wonderful.
The very lamplighter, who ran on before, dotting the dusky street with specks of light, and who was dressed to spend the evening somewhere, laughed out loudly as the Spirit passed, though little kenned the lamplighter that he had any company but Christmas.
A place where Miners live, who labour in the bowels of the earth,' returned the Spirit.
The Spirit did not tarry here, but bade Scrooge hold his robe, and passing on above the moor, sped -- whither.
And now go forth, and begin your task; my Spirits shall not harm you, and I will wait till it is done before I blight another flower.
My task is done, and, thanks to the Spirits of earth and air, I have made as fair a home as Elfin hands can form.
Send forth your Spirits to carry sorrow and desolation over the happy earth, and win for yourself the fear and hatred of those who would so gladly love and reverence you.
His own, so cold and dark and dreary, his empty gardens where no flowers could bloom, no green trees dwell, or gay birds sing, all desolate and dim;--and while he gazed, his own Spirits, casting off their dark mantles, knelt before him and besought him not to send them forth to blight the things the gentle Fairies loved so much.
These romances, in turn, combine the personages of the medieval French epics of Charlemagne with something of the spirit of Arthurian romance and with a Renaissance atmosphere of magic and of rich fantastic beauty.
In fact, in Renaissance spirit, and following Sidney's
In general style and spirit, it should be added, Spenser has been one of the most powerful influences on all succeeding English romantic poetry.
The distinguishing general characteristic of Donne's poetry is the remarkable combination of an aggressive intellectuality with the lyric form and spirit.