The energy -- or say, rather, the inspiration
which had held him up, until he should have delivered the sacred message that had brought its own strength along with it from heaven -- was withdrawn, now that it had so faithfully performed its office.
I believe it was an inspiration
rather than a temptation: it was very genial, very soothing--I know that.
At that crisis, a sudden inspiration
descended on me; I was moved to rise and denounce Jabez Branderham as the sinner of the sin that no Christian need pardon.
No, I'll go and see Colin first and tell him--I know what I'll tell him," with a sudden inspiration
Miss Pross recalled soon afterwards, and to the end of her life remembered, that as she pressed her hands on Sydney's arm and looked up in his face, imploring him to do no hurt to Solomon, there was a braced purpose in the arm and a kind of inspiration
in the eyes, which not only contradicted his light manner, but changed and raised the man.
Estella was the inspiration
of it, and the heart of it, of course.
Well, then, some lady must have stayed here once," I retorted, with a sudden inspiration
, "and left them behind--"
Since then Erskine had been bent on writing another drama, without regard to the exigencies of the stage, but he had not yet begun it, in consequence of his inspiration
coming upon him at inconvenient hours, chiefly late at night, when he had been drinking, and had leisure for sonnets only.
It was poetry that inculcated laws and maxims; it was by the harmony of its lines that traditions were handed down at a time when memory had to supply the place of writing; and it was the first language of wisdom and of inspiration
There is no impiety in believing that, when his long life was over, the apostle of the Indians was welcomed to the celestial abodes by the prophets of ancient days and by those earliest apostles and evangelists who had drawn their inspiration
from the immediate presence of the Saviour.
But there is something beyond - a higher point, a subtle and unmistakable touch of love and pride beyond mere skill; almost an inspiration
which gives to all work that finish which is almost art - which IS art.
This resolve revived some hope in the hearts of these two men; they felt strong in the same inspiration