Eagerly I wished the morrow; -- vainly I had sought to borrow From my books surcease
of sorrow -- sorrow for the lost Lenore -- For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore -- Nameless here for evermore.
Eagerly I wished the morrow;--vainly I had sought to borrow From my books surcease
of sorrow--sorrow for the lost Lenore-- For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore-- Nameless here for evermore.
Go back the way thou camest, to the merciful maws of the children of the Tree of Life or the gleaming fangs of the great white apes, for there lies speedy surcease
from suffering; but insist in your rash purpose to thread the mazes of the Golden Cliffs of the Mountains of Otz, past the ramparts of the impregnable fortresses of the Holy Therns, and upon your way Death in its most frightful form will overtake you--a death so horrible that even the Holy Therns themselves, who conceived both Life and Death, avert their eyes from its fiendishness and close their ears against the hideous shrieks of its victims.
It procured me at last some surcease
from my suspense.
For hours the fury of the storm continued without surcease
, and still the tribe huddled close in shivering fear.
There followed almost immediately a feeling of content, for, where before his future at best seemed but a void, now it was filled with possibilities the contemplation of which brought him, if not happiness, at least a surcease
of absolute grief, for before him lay a great work that would occupy his time.
From this belief he garnered some slight surcease
from the numbing grief that the death of his little son had thrust upon him.
Yes, Joan de Tany was good to look upon, and Norman of Torn carried a wounded heart in his breast that longed for surcease
from its sufferings--for a healing balm upon its hurts and bruises.
As the beasts surrounded her, chattering threateningly the while they goaded her with their cudgels and beat and kicked her with their fists and feet, she lay with closed eyes, praying for the merciful death that she knew alone could give her surcease
from suffering; but it did not come, and presently the fifty frightful men realized that their victim was no longer able to walk, and so they picked her up and carried her the balance of the journey.
Just so were these men, empire-builders in the Arctic Light, boastful and drunken and clamorous, winning surcease
for a few wild moments from the grim reality of their heroic toil.
The boy chuckled and chirped his delight in the spectacle, and Jerry found surcease
and easement sufficient to enable him to speak with his tongue after the heart-eloquent manner of dogs.
He lived every moment of his waking hours, and he lived in his sleep, his subjective mind rioting through his five hours of surcease
and combining the thoughts and events of the day into grotesque and impossible marvels.