So long as a single pass up or down the mountain was unexplored, there was hope: but when retreat seemed to be absolutely impracticable, the horror of their situation broke upon Elizabeth as powerfully
as if she had hitherto considered the danger light.
The savage struggled powerfully
to gain the point of safety, and, favored by the glancing water, he was already stretching forth an arm to meet the grasp of his companions, when he shot away again with the shirling current, appeared to rise into the air, with uplifted arms and starting eyeballs, and fell, with a sudden plunge, into that deep and yawning abyss over which he hovered.
I did not know whether to resent this language or pursue my explanation; but he seemed so powerfully
affected that I took pity and proceeded with my dreams; affirming I had never heard the appellation of 'Catherine Linton' before, but reading it often over produced an impression which personified itself when I had no longer my imagination under control.
There were not many subjects of dispute which at that moment could have come home to his own breast more powerfully
, for having the unknown uppermost in his thoughts, it naturally occurred to him that he would have done just the same if any audacious gossiper durst have presumed in his hearing to speak lightly of her.
He had been struck with the stranger's using the legitimate, instead of the perverted name of the animal off which he was making his repast; and as he had been among the foremost himself to profit by the removal of the impediments which the policy of Spain had placed in the way of all explorers of her trans-Atlantic dominions, whether bent on the purposes of commerce, or, like himself, on the more laudable pursuits of science, he had a sufficiency of every-day philosophy to feel that the same motives, which had so powerfully
urged himself to his present undertaking, might produce a like result on the mind of some other student of nature.
At the other end, though partly muffled by a curtain, it was more powerfully
illuminated by one of those embowed hall windows which we read of in old books, and which was provided with a deep and cushion seat.
The interest with which she thus anticipated the party, was soon afterwards increased, more powerfully
than pleasantly, by her hearing that the Miss Steeles were also to be at it.
This had been so very noticeable, so very powerfully
and naturally shown, that starers who had had no pity for him were touched by her; and the whisper went about, "Who are they?"
"Fellow-soldiers--fellow-exiles," began Endicott, speaking under strong excitement, yet powerfully
restraining it, "wherefore did ye leave your native country?
Part of their hatred may be very fitly ascribed to anger; for in some cases this is their motive to action: for it is often a cause which impels them to act more powerfully
than hatred, and they proceed with greater obstinacy against those whom they attack, as this passion is not under the direction of reason.
The next morning, February 21st, at three o'clock, the furnaces began to roar; at five, the anchors were weighed, and the Resolute, powerfully
driven by her screw, began to plough the water toward the mouth of the Thames.
"Yes, monseigneur, we both love him, but each in a different manner," replied La Valliere, with such an accent that the heart of the young king was powerfully
affected by it.