p. p.1.Contraction of Swollen, p. p.
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Certainly fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swoln, and drowns things weighty and solid.
Kit laughing so heartily, with his swoln and bruised face looking out of the towel, made little Jacob laugh, and then his mother laughed.
To whom the Fiend, now swoln with rage, replied:-- "Then hear, O Son of David, virgin-born
The swoln veins stood out like sinews on Ralph's wrinkled forehead, and the nerves about his mouth worked as though some unendurable emotion wrung them; but he smiled disdainfully, and again pointed to the door.
The Book, which in my hand Had opened of itself, (for it was swoln With searching damp, and seemingly had lain To the injurious elements exposed From week to week,) I found to be a work In the French Tongue, a Novel of Voltaire, His famous Optimist.
Swoln is his neck--eyes charg'd with sparkling fire His crested head illume.
The pious and benevolent heart, which is always displayed in them, and the lively fancy, which on some occasions, appears, justly merits applause: but the perpetual glitter of expression, the swoln imagery, and strained description which abound in them, are ornaments of a false kind.
30) These lines recall the tradition of political pastoral, and Hutton's "dried up streams" echo Milton's "Lycidas," a pastoral elegy that attacks the corruption of the clergy: "The hungry Sheep look up, and are not fed, / But swoln with wind, and the rank mist they draw, / Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread" (ll.
How he solicits heaven, Himself best knows: but strangely-visited people, All swoln and ulcerous, pitiful to the eye, The mere despair of surgery, he cures, Hanging a golden stamp about their necks, Put on with holy prayers: and 'tis spoken, To the succeeding royalty he leaves The healing benediction.
It is a fearful thing To see the human soul take wing In any shape, in any mood:-- I've seen it rushing forth in blood I've seen it on the breaking ocean Strive with a swoln convulsive motion, I've seen the sick and ghastly bed Of Sin delirious with its dread.
because the womb, swoln or puffed up by reason of the access of gross vapors and humors that are contained therein, and also snatched as it were by a convulsive motion, by reason that the vessels and ligaments distended with fulness, are so carried upwards against the midriff and parts of the breast, that it maketh the breath to be short, and often as if a thing lay upon the breast and pressed it.
On each face Sorrow sits deeply printed; and each eye, Swoln big with Grief, drops down an Elegie.