Tenderly they gathered them, with the night-dew fresh upon their leaves, and as they wove
chanted sweet spells, and whispered fairy blessings on the bright messengers whom they sent forth to die in a dreary land, that their gentle kindred might bloom unharmed.
There's a piece o' sheeting I could give you as that squinting Kitty spun--she was a rare girl to spin, for all she squinted, and the children couldn't abide her; and, you know, the spinning's going on constant, and there's new linen wove
twice as fast as the old wears out.
You are withering away like the dead hands that wove
But now, as he stood outside the church, and saw Mattie spinning down the floor with Denis Eady, a throng of disregarded hints and menaces wove
their cloud about his brain.
They were the lantern-bearers, whose lights, scattered among the crowd, wove
a pattern, dissolving, joining, meeting again in combination.
Night and day, without interruption save of brief sleep which only wove
retrospect and fear into a fantastic present, he felt the scenes of his earlier life coming between him and everything else, as obstinately as when we look through the window from a lighted room, the objects we turn our backs on are still before us, instead of the grass and the trees The successive events inward and outward were there in one view: though each might be dwelt on in turn, the rest still kept their hold in the consciousness.
a sweet and subtle spell over the two young creatures.