It pained, and at the same time amused me, to behold the terrors
that attended my advent, to see a furrowed cheek, weather-beaten by half a century of storm, turn ashy pale at the glance of so harmless an individual as myself; to detect, as one or another addressed me, the tremor of a voice which, in long-past days, had been wont to bellow through a speaking-trumpet, hoarsely enough to frighten Boreas himself to silence.
All these, however, were mere terrors
of the night, phantoms of the mind that walk in darkness; and though he had seen many spectres in his time, and been more than once beset by Satan in divers shapes, in his lonely perambulations, yet daylight put an end to all these evils; and he would have passed a pleasant life of it, in despite of the Devil and all his works, if his path had not been crossed by a being that causes more perplexity to mortal man than ghosts, goblins, and the whole race of witches put together, and that was--a woman.
run shouting through his soul.
And so, in sheer terror
, the orchestra would strike up again, and Marija would return to her place and take up her task.
It was a sparkling, frosty, starlight night, and the mother wrapped the shawl close round her child, as, perfectly quiet with vague terror
, he clung round her neck.
He felt willing to risk Injun Joe and all other terrors
There would be no lessons to learn to-night, and the vision of helping with the preserves on the morrow had no terrors
for her--fears could not draw breath in the radiance that flooded her soul.
Well, Miss Woodhouse," he almost immediately began, "your inclination for dancing has not been quite frightened away, I hope, by the terrors
of my father's little rooms.
Miss Ingram, I am sure you will not fail in evincing superiority to idle terrors
She crossed the Banqueting-Hall this time without hesitation; the events of the night had hardened her mind against all imaginary terrors
Like the fabled rustic who raised the Devil with infinite pains, and was so terrified at the sight of him that he could ask the Enemy no question, but immediately fled; so, Monseigneur, after boldly reading the Lord's Prayer backwards for a great number of years, and performing many other potent spells for compelling the Evil One, no sooner beheld him in his terrors
than he took to his noble heels.
Oh cold, cold, rigid, dreadful Death, set up thine altar here, and dress it with such terrors
as thou hast at thy command: for this is thy dominion.