What good it would have done me at that time to have been tossed in the storms of an uncertain struggling life, and to have been taught by rough and bitter experience to long for the calm
amidst which I now repined
However that might be, poor Martha had a woman's heart, and a tender one, and it quailed within her, as she looked round at those strange old men, and from them to the calm
features of Adam Colburn.
He leaned his forehead against the door, and let the feverish throbbings of his heart calm
by degrees; it had seemed as if one single additional pulsation would have made it burst.
There are poets who have chosen rural life for their subject for the sake of its passionless repose; and there are times when Wordsworth himself extols the mere calm
and dispassionate survey of things as the highest aim of poetical culture.
, Mistress Blythe, comparatively calm
Standing on the smooth sandy beach at the east end of the pond, in a calm
September afternoon, when a slight haze makes the opposite shore-line indistinct, I have seen whence came the expression, "the glassy surface of a lake.
And she went on dressing my hair, in a hurried way, quite unlike her usual calm
, collected manner, murmuring, half to herself, she was sure it was beautiful hair: she 'could like to see 'em match it.
The high wind blew from the north-west for twenty-four hours, when it fell calm
, and in the night sprang up from the south-west.
As yet hath his knowledge not learned to smile, and to be without jealousy; as yet hath his gushing passion not become calm
He stood before her, pale, his lower jaw quivering, and besought her to be calm
, not knowing how or why.
By degrees the calm
and heavenly scene restored me, and I continued my journey towards Geneva.
What with the heat, and what with the vexation of the weather, neither officers nor men seemed to be in heart for their duty while the calm
He was not scared; he knew this because, firmly believing he would never see another sunrise, he remained calm
in that belief.
In all weathers, fair or foul, calm
or windy, we were every one on deck, walking up and down in pairs, lying in the boats, leaning over the side, or chatting in a lazy group together.
There was nothing to allure her now; duty would be easy, and all the old calm
purposes would reign peacefully once more.