Nor would they leave then; but remained to fashion a rude head-stone from a crumbling out-cropping of sandstone and to gather a mass of the gorgeous flowers growing in such great profusion around them and heap the new-made grave with bright blooms
Accordingly we went a-maying, following the lure of dancing winds to a certain westward sloping hill lying under the spirit-like blue of spring skies, feathered over with lisping young pines and firs, which cupped little hollows and corners where the sunshine got in and never got out again, but stayed there and grew mellow, coaxing dear things to bloom
long before they would dream of waking up elsewhere.
But when the earth shall bloom
with the fragrant flowers of spring in every kind, then from the realm of darkness and gloom thou shalt come up once more to be a wonder for gods and mortal men.
Final the captain, more red than ever, and in more tongues, tell him that he doesn't want no Frenchmen, with bloom
upon them and also with blood, in his ship, with blood on her also.
Just underneath flamed a tangle of peonies in bloom
, leaning down to the calm blue waters.
They give to us their all; ought we not to toil unceasingly, that they may bloom
in peace within their quiet homes?
Now, would you deem it possible that this rose of half a century could ever bloom
And off I started, cursorily glancing sideways as I passed the toilet-table, surmounted by a looking-glass: a thin irregular face I saw, with sunk, dark eyes under a large, square forehead, complexion destitute of bloom
or attraction; something young, but not youthful, no object to win a lady's love, no butt for the shafts of Cupid.
No more -- no more -- no more --(Such language holds the solemn sea To the sands upon the shore) Shall bloom
the thunder0blasted tree, Or the stricken eagle soar!
A few years before, Anne Elliot had been a very pretty girl, but her bloom
had vanished early; and as even in its height, her father had found little to admire in her, (so totally different were her delicate features and mild dark eyes from his own), there could be nothing in them, now that she was faded and thin, to excite his esteem.
And again in a futile struggle with reality her mother, refusing to believe that she could live when her beloved boy was killed in the bloom
of life, escaped from reality into a world of delirium.
Haarlem, having placed on exhibition its favourite, having advertised its love of flowers in general and of tulips in particular, at a period when the souls of men were filled with war and sedition, -- Haarlem, having enjoyed the exquisite pleasure of admiring the very purest ideal of tulips in full bloom
, -- Haarlem, this tiny town, full of trees and of sunshine, of light and shade, had determined that the ceremony of bestowing the prize should be a fete which should live for ever in the memory of men.