Take another pledge, old man, said the Parsee, as his eyes lighted up like fire-flies in the gloom
, -- Hemp only can kill thee.
334-346) Now when all-seeing Zeus the loud-thunderer heard this, he sent the Slayer of Argus whose wand is of gold to Erebus, so that having won over Hades with soft words, he might lead forth chaste Persephone to the light from the misty gloom
to join the gods, and that her mother might see her with her eyes and cease from her anger.
She floated again from out the light and into the gloom
(which deepened momently) and again her shadow fell from her into the ebony water, and became absorbed into its blackness.
The whole world is now for me divided into two halves: one half is she, and there all is joy, hope, light: the other half is everything where she is not, and there is all gloom
Hooper came, the first thing that their eyes rested on was the same horrible black veil, which had added deeper gloom
to the funeral, and could portend nothing but evil to the wedding.
O light, no light to me, but mine erewhile, Now the last time I feel thee palpable, For I am drawing near the final gloom
And, as if the gloom
of the earth and sky had been but the effluence of these two mortal hearts, it vanished with their sorrow.
The wind whistled, the sea roared, the gloom
was only broken by the ghastly glare of the foaming breakers, the minds of the seamen were full of dreary apprehensions, and some of them fancied they heard the cries of their lost comrades mingling with the uproar of the elements.