And thus, though surrounded by circle upon circle of consternations and affrights
, did these inscrutable creatures at the center freely and fearlessly indulge in all peaceful concernments .
John, white robes are given to the redeemed, and the four-and-twenty elders stand clothed in white before the great-white throne, and the Holy One that sitteth there white like wool; yet for all these accumulated associations, with whatever is sweet, and honorable, and sublime, there yet lurks an elusive something in the innermost idea of this hue, which strikes more of panic to the soul than that redness which affrights
Or whence, if not From diabolical rage, could surge a yell So horrible as that which now affrights
The shuddering dark?
By night she flits shrieking through the dusk betwixt sky and earth, nor declines her eyes in gentle sleep: by day she sits sentinel on the summit of a roof or stately tower, and affrights
great cities, -- lover of the false and evil no less than herald of truth
With scoffs and scorns and contumelious taunts In open market-place produc'd they me To be a spectacle to all: Here, said they, is the terror of the French, The scarecrow that affrights
our children so.
22) Likewise, while Herrick notes admiringly in his "Panegyrick to Sir Lewis Pemberton" that "no black-bearded Vigil from thy doore / Beats with a buttond-staffe the poore," in Pope's poem Cutler is shown making a positive point of warding away the destitute: "the gaunt mastiff growling at the gate, / Affrights
the beggar whom he longs to eat" (197-98).