In book 2 of The Faerie Queene, Amavia tells Sir Guyon that having been deserted by Sir Mordant, "Weake wretch I wrapt
my self in Palmers weed, / And cast to seeke him forth through daunger and great dreed.
Even Miss Ban-ace's wondering appreciation of Waymarsh's unspoiled Americanness, "like the Indian chief one reads about, who, when he comes up to Washington to see the Great Father, stands wrapt
in his blanket and gives no sign," makes reference to more "original" texts of Americanness--both the Indian chief and the narrative of the Indian chief that one reads (144).
No, no; our Maiden-pleasures be Wrapt
in the winding-sheet, with thee: 'Tis we are dead, though not i'th grave: Or, if we have One seed of life left, 'tis to keep A Lent for thee, to fast and weep.
Fittingly, too, the gaze of this enchanted being on the "gods at hand," which implies a threatening nearness, expressed in a colloquial phrase, becomes the "gods about me," as if to comport with the dizzying sensations of the nympholept, wrapt
in the splendors of the noonday heat and the mental disorientation they produce, as well as using a language of more dignified proportions.
The tragedy is precipitated when Tancred goes to his daughter's bedroom, finds it empty, and lies down on her bed to await her return: "And thereupon I (wearie) threw my selfe / Upon her widdowes bed (for so I thought) / And in the curten wrapt
my cursed head" (act 4, lines 984-86).
Such a light fell upon the whole path of her life backwards into the shades of infancy, as the light perhaps which wrapt
the destined apostle on his road to Damascus.
This I know not how to express otherwise, than by a calm, sweet abstraction of soul from all the concerns of this world; and sometimes a kind of vision, or fixed ideas and imaginations, of being alone in the mountains, or some solitary wilderness far from all mankind, sweetly conversing with Christ, and wrapt
and swallowed up in God.
Both older women are far too wrapt
up in themselves to be wary of any danger that might befall the younger members of their fair sex.
8) Radcliffe also creates a connection between the monk, the sublime, and Italianness in the title-page where the epigraph very overtly refers to an overwhelming and awesome male presence: "He, wrapt
in clouds of mystery and silence, / Broods o'er his passions, bodies them in deeds, / And sends them forth on wings of Fate to others: I Like the invisible Will, that guides us, I Unheard, unknown, unsearchable
The scene seems irresistible, as the children, "Warm in their mantles wrapt
," listen transfixedly to their mother's tale (III.
The Pedant's speech, "I am so fast wrapt
in the vpper sheete.
There spreads, belike, that other unsail'd main I sought so long, and sought alas in vain, To gird this watery globe, and bring to light Old India's coast and regions wrapt