One might fancy him, passionate with theories of human equality and human rights, discussing, arguing, fighting behind barricades in Paris, flying before the Austrian cavalry in Milan, imprisoned here, exiled from there, hoping on and upborne
ever with the word which seemed so magical, the word Liberty; till at last, broken with disease and starvation, old, without means to keep body and soul together but such lessons as he could pick up from poor students, he found himself in that little neat town under the heel of a personal tyranny greater than any in Europe.
It is easy, for the moment, to tread the narrow way, looking neither to the right nor left, upborne
by the sense of right doing; but that first joy of self-denial, the joy that is like fire in the blood, dies away; the path seems drearier and the footsteps falter.
If thou my homage wilt not scorn, Thy fortune, watched by envious eyes, On wings of poesy upborne
Shall be exalted to the skies.
by an unwavering trust, untouched by doubt or fear, he exulted in all he saw.
The air came laden with the fragrance it caught upon its way, and the bees, upborne
upon its scented breath, hummed forth their drowsy satisfaction as they floated by.
Is it strange that the religious peace and trust, which had upborne
him hitherto, should give way to tossings of soul and despondent darkness?
It struck me that he was joyous, in a ferocious sort of way; that he was glad there was an impending struggle; that he was thrilled and upborne
with knowledge that one of the great moments of living, when the tide of life surges up in flood, was upon him.
Mendelssohn floated for a moment through the confused air like a veil upborne
, and she could have sung it, "I Would that My Love.
This example is not unlike Shelley's reversed simile when he says, "'As one enamoured is upborne
in dream / O'er lily-paven lakes mid silver mist / To wondrous music, so this shape might seem // 'Partly to tread the waves with feet which kissed / The dancing foam, partly to glide along / The airs that roughen the moist amethyst, // 'Or the slant morning beams that fell among / The trees, or the soft shadows of the trees" (367-74).
For by the noble felyshyp of the Rounde Table was kynge Arthur upborne
, and by their nobeles the kynge and all the realme was ever in quyet and reste"; and Lancelot replies, "I wote well that in me was nat all the stabilite of thys realme, but in that I myght I ded my dever.
An impression of upborne
gas-filled flight, cable cut, ballast case overboard.
A Raphaelesque God upborne
by angels impels a ray of glory, through a round-dance of cherubs, upon Christ's head.