So the Nightingale pressed closer against the thorn, and the thorn touched her heart
, and a fierce pang of pain shot through her.
And with busy love toiled the Elves amid the withered leaves, and new strength was given to the flower; while, as day by day the friendless child watered the growing buds, deeper grew her love for the unseen friends who had given her one thing to cherish in her lonely home; sweet, gentle thoughts filled her heart
as she bent above it, and the blossom's fragrant breath was to her a whispered voice of all fair and lovely things; and as the flower taught her, so she taught others.
Did perhaps their hearts
despond, because lonesomeness had swallowed me like a whale?
But my heart
craved not pleasant food, and I fled secretly across the dark country and escaped by masters, that they should not take me unpurchased across the sea, there to win a price for me.
It showed Pearl in an unwonted aspect Heretofore, the mother, while loving her child with the intensity of a sole affection, had schooled herself to hope for little other return than the waywardness of an April breeze, which spends its time in airy sport, and has its gusts of inexplicable passion, and is petulant in its best of moods, and chills oftener than caresses you, when you take it to your bosom; in requital of which misdemeanours it will sometimes, of its own vague purpose, kiss your cheek with a kind of doubtful tenderness, and play gently with your hair, and then be gone about its other idle business, leaving a dreamy pleasure at your heart
. And this, moreover, was a mother's estimate of the child's disposition.
As, however, Rosa was already able to write a legible hand when Cornelius so uncautiously opened his heart
, she did not despair of progressing quickly enough to write, after eight days at the latest, to the prisoner an account of his tulip.
In the greatest perplexity, he now came out of the last heart
in the row; he was unable to put his thoughts in order, and fancied that his too lively imagination had run away with him.
Young Love's first lesson is -- the heart
: For 'mid that sunshine, and those smiles, When, from our little cares apart, And laughing at her girlish wiles, I'd throw me on her throbbing breast, And pour my spirit out in tears - There was no need to speak the rest - No need to quiet any fears Of her - who ask'd no reason why, But turn'd on me her quiet eye!
When aching heart
was a little comforted, troubled mind likewise found help, for one day she went to the study, and leaning over the good gray head lifted to welcome her with a tranquil smile, she said very humbly, "Father, talk to me as you did to Beth.
I had now no heart
, so that I lost all my love for the Munchkin girl, and did not care whether I married her or not.
As I write I hear in the still house the running of little feet, a fairy patter sweet and terrible to the heart
"Lord God of might, God of our salvation!" began the priest in that voice, clear, not grandiloquent but mild, in which only the Slav clergy read and which acts so irresistibly on a Russian heart