It was only with the assistance of a servant, and by leaning his hand heavily on the iron balustrade, that he could slowly and painfully ascend
the Custom-House steps, and, with a toilsome progress across the floor, attain his customary chair beside the fireplace.
You can follow the dialogue, by turns grave and shrill, of the treble and the bass; you can see the octaves leap from one tower to another; you watch them spring forth, winged, light, and whistling, from the silver bell, to fall, broken and limping from the bell of wood; you admire in their midst the rich gamut which incessantly ascends
the seven bells of Saint-Eustache; you see light and rapid notes running across it, executing three or four luminous zigzags, and vanishing like flashes of lightning.
This secret spiral ascends
from the pits to the roof of the loftiest of the palace towers.
In this manner he ascends
gradually to the highest.
And beholding in many souls the traits of the divine beauty, and separating in each soul that which is divine from the taint which it has contracted in the world, the lover ascends
to the highest beauty, to the love and knowledge of the Divinity, by steps on this ladder of created souls.
He takes from a locked press a peculiar-looking pipe, which he fills--but not with tobacco--and, having adjusted the contents of the bowl, very carefully, with a little instrument, ascends
an inner staircase of only a few steps, leading to two rooms.
Is he not the celebrated author of The Dynamics of an Asteroid, a book which ascends
to such rarefied heights of pure mathematics that it is said that there was no man in the scientific press capable of criticizing it?
Being fixed on the summit of the mast, you ascend
into it through a little trap-hatch in the bottom.
On the first day we did not intend to ascend
to any great height, and we mounted, accordingly, very leisurely.
But as we ascend
in the social scale, the process of discriminating and being discriminated by hearing increases in difficulty, partly because voices are assimilated, partly because the faculty of voice-discrimination is a plebeian virtue not much developed among the Aristocracy.
Lawrence from the sea and ascend
the river to Quebec.
Seeking this gentle acclivity, they began to ascend
it with alacrity, trusting to find at the top one of those elevated plains which prevail among the Rocky Mountains.
I lingered behind in the forecastle a moment to take a parting glance at its familiar features, and just as I was about to ascend
to the deck my eye happened to light on the bread-barge and beef-kid, which contained the remnants of our last hasty meal.
It is thought by some that, after death, they will have to travel to these mountains and ascend
one of their highest and most rugged peaks, among rocks and snows and tumbling torrents.
Whether the God descend from above Or the man ascend
upon high, Whether this maker of tents be Jove Or a younger deity-- I will be no judge between your gods And your godless bickerings, Lictor, drive them hence with rods-- I care for none of these things!