And now it is the time; from Hell's abyss Come thirsting
Tantalus, come Sisyphus Heaving the cruel stone, come Tityus With vulture, and with wheel Ixion come, And come the sisters of the ceaseless toil; And all into this breast transfer their pains, And (if such tribute to despair be due) Chant in their deepest tones a doleful dirge Over a corse unworthy of a shroud.
He could think of but a single glaring fact--they had killed a fellow man, and they were among savage strangers, thirsting
for the blood of the first victim whom fate cast into their clutches.
I am lying because I know myself that it is not underground that is better, but something different, quite different, for which I am thirsting
, but which I cannot find
Although Milady would very willingly have gone without sleep, sustained as she was by all the excitements which a new adventure awakened in her heart, ever thirsting
for intrigues, she nevertheless accepted the offer of the superior.
At last, charged with murders, with debauchery, hated by every one and yet threatening still, like a panther thirsting
for blood, she fell under the blows of men whom she had rendered desperate, though they had never done her the least injury; she met with judges whom her hideous crimes had evoked; and that executioner you saw -- that executioner who you say told you everything -- that executioner, if he told you everything, told you that he leaped with joy in avenging on her his brother's shame and suicide.
He who, a hundred years ago, more or less, pronounced the above words in the uneasiness of his heart, thirsting
for professional distinction, was a young naval officer.