Certainly fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swoln
, and drowns things weighty and solid.
To whom the Fiend, now swoln
with rage, replied:-- "Then hear, O Son of David, virgin-born
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.
Kit laughing so heartily, with his swoln
and bruised face looking out of the towel, made little Jacob laugh, and then his mother laughed.
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.
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.
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 .