We build our churches almost without regard to cost; we rear an edifice which is an adornment to the town, and we gild it, and fresco it, and mortgage it, and do everything we can think of to perfect it, and then spoil it all by putting a bell on it which afflicts
everybody who hears it, giving some the headache, others St.
The mere recurrence to those songs, even now, afflicts
me; and while I am writing these lines, an expression of feeling has already found its way down my cheek.
This most afflicts
me, that departing hence, As from his face I shall be hid, deprivd His blessed count'nance; here I could frequent, With worship, place by place where he voutsaf'd Presence Divine, and to my Sons relate; On this Mount he appeerd, under this Tree Stood visible, among these Pines his voice I heard, here with him at this Fountain talk'd: So many grateful Altars I would reare Of grassie Terfe, and pile up every Stone Of lustre from the brook, in memorie, Or monument to Ages, and thereon Offer sweet smelling Gumms & Fruits and Flours: In yonder nether World where shall I seek His bright appearances, or footstep trace?
The first and the mildest course is, by keeping the island hovering over such a town, and the lands about it, whereby he can deprive them of the benefit of the sun and the rain, and consequently afflict
the inhabitants with dearth and diseases: and if the crime deserve it, they are at the same time pelted from above with great stones, against which they have no defence but by creeping into cellars or caves, while the roofs of their houses are beaten to pieces.
You or I, even had we been able to hear the pitiful wail at so great distance, could not have interpreted it; but to Meriem it meant a species of terror that afflicts
the ruminant when a carnivore is near and escape impossible.
But there was no look calculated to reassure her; all it seemed to say was, "It is not only your reserve which afflicts
But no amount of lubberly book-jargon can disguise a fact well calculated to afflict
the soul of every sound economist.
But the son of Saturn afflicts
me with bootless wranglings and strife.
We will not pretend to say that Heaven always apportions to a man's capability of endurance the anguish with which he afflicts
him; for that, indeed, would not be true, since Heaven permits the existence of death, which is, sometimes, the only refuge open to those who are too closely pressed - too bitterly afflicted
, as far as the body is concerned.
This old family still survives in the person of a single heir to the excellent man whose death now afflicts
so many warm friends.
She learned to look upon danger clear- eyed and with understanding, losing forever that panic fear which is bred of ignorance and which afflicts
the city-reared, making them as silly as silly horses, so that they await fate in frozen horror instead of grappling with it, or stampede in blind self- destroying terror which clutters the way with their crushed carcasses.