Toilsomely did my spirit mount stairs, and cautiously; alms of delight were its refreshment; on the staff did life creep along with the blind one.
Verily, to the loftiest height had I to fly, to find again the well of delight!
Walled about with disrespect; From all these and this dull air A fit object for despair, She hath taught me by her might To draw comfort and delight."
For in the flaxen lilies' shade It like a bank of lilies laid; Upon the roses it would feed Until its lips even seemed to bleed, And then to me 'twould boldly trip, And print those roses on my lip, But all its chief delight was still With roses thus itself to fill, And its pure virgin limbs to fold In whitest sheets of lilies cold.
It was that they found keener delights
and deeper satisfactions in little things.
Remember me in after time whenever any one of men on earth, a stranger who has seen and suffered much, comes here and asks of you: `Whom think ye, girls, is the sweetest singer that comes here, and in whom do you most delight
?' Then answer, each and all, with one voice: `He is a blind man, and dwells in rocky Chios: his lays are evermore supreme.' As for me, I will carry your renown as far as I roam over the earth to the well-placed this thing is true.
The sight of the very great company of lords and ladies and fashionable persons who thronged the town, and appeared in every public place, filled George's truly British soul with intense delight
. They flung off that happy frigidity and insolence of demeanour which occasionally characterises the great at home, and appearing in numberless public places, condescended to mingle with the rest of the company whom they met there.
Adam was delighted
and replied cordially; he had often heard his father speak of the older branch of the family with whom his people had long lost touch.
Almost as much delighted
as himself, I caught the little creature in my arms, and kissed him repeatedly.
It had always happened before that Miss Hoole found them and pointed them out to her; but this time she found a big one quite of herself, and there was a general scream of delight
, "Lily has found a mushroom!"
Her skin was very brown, but, from its transparency, her complexion was uncommonly brilliant; her features were all good; her smile was sweet and attractive; and in her eyes, which were very dark, there was a life, a spirit, an eagerness, which could hardily be seen without delight
. From Willoughby their expression was at first held back, by the embarrassment which the remembrance of his assistance created.
She busied herself with following the aerial creations of the poets; and in the majestic and wondrous scenes which surrounded our Swiss home --the sublime shapes of the mountains, the changes of the seasons, tempest and calm, the silence of winter, and the life and turbulence of our Alpine summers--she found ample scope for admiration and delight
. While my companion contemplated with a serious and satisfied spirit the magnificent appearances of things, I delighted
in investigating their causes.
These powers received due admiration from Catherine, to whom they were entirely new; and the respect which they naturally inspired might have been too great for familiarity, had not the easy gaiety of Miss Thorpe's manners, and her frequent expressions of delight
on this acquaintance with her, softened down every feeling of awe, and left nothing but tender affection.
It was greeted with delight
by the greatest poets of France, Germany, and Italy, and was soon translated into many languages.
You may be sure the royal children of Ev and their Queen mother were delighted
at seeing again their beloved country; and when the towers of the palace of Ev came into view they could not forbear cheering at the sight.