A wolf, it is said -- but here the tale has surely lapsed
into the improbable -- came up and smelt of Pearl's robe, and offered his savage head to be patted by her hand.
And a well, or an ice-house, it somehow proved to him, poor pagan; where, strange to say, for all the heat of his sweatings, he caught a terrible chill which lapsed
into a fever; and at last, after some days' suffering, laid him in his hammock, close to the very sill of the door of death.
Now he lapsed
into suffering again, as the dry argu- ment was resumed.
That afternoon lapsed
in peace and harmony; and in the evening Bessie told me some of her most enchaining stories, and sang me some of her sweetest songs.
And she leant her pretty head back against the sill, with half a yawn and half a sigh, and lapsed
into an aspect of abstracted sadness: neither caring nor knowing whether we remarked her.
He slowly recovered an upright position, with the assistance of his hands, backed by the solid resisting power of the bureau; and lapsed
into lachrymose soliloquy.
away, even for minutes, ringing those measured changes on his hands the whole time.
What yawns and dozes I lapsed
into, in spite of all my care; what starts I came out of concealed sleeps with; what answers I never got, to little observations that I rarely made; what a blank space I seemed, which everybody overlooked, and yet was in everybody's way; what a heavy relief it was to hear Miss Murdstone hail the first stroke of nine at night, and order me to bed!
I reminded him of the false hopes into which I had lapsed
, the length of time they had lasted, and the discovery I had made: and I hinted at the danger that weighed upon my spirits.
O Son, in whom my Soul hath chief delight, Son of my bosom, Son who art alone My word, my wisdom, and effectual might, All hast thou spok'n as my thoughts are, all As my Eternal purpose hath decreed: Man shall not quite be lost, but sav'd who will, Yet not of will in him, but grace in me Freely voutsaft; once more I will renew His lapsed
powers, though forfeit and enthrall'd By sin to foul exorbitant desires; Upheld by me, yet once more he shall stand On even ground against his mortal foe, By me upheld, that he may know how frail His fall'n condition is, and to me ow All his deliv'rance, and to none but me.
This wild outbreak on the part of Sola so greatly surprised and shocked the other women, that, after a few words of general reprimand, they all lapsed
into silence and were soon asleep.
He seemed continually to be searching for someone, and during the first days of the return voyage from the island he was often discovered nosing about in various parts of the ship; but after he had seen and examined each face of the ship's company, and explored every corner of the vessel he lapsed
into utter indifference of all about him.