But God's warm sun streamed through the open window; lovely roses nodded from the wooden flower-boxes on the roof, and two sky-blue birds sang rejoicingly
, while the sick mother implored God's richest blessings on her pious daughter.
There were others, which made incessant mention of "Jordan's banks," and "Canaan's fields," and the "New Jerusalem;" for the negro mind, impassioned and imaginative, always attaches itself to hymns and expressions of a vivid and pictorial nature; and, as they sung, some laughed, and some cried, and some clapped hands, or shook hands rejoicingly
with each other, as if they had fairly gained the other side of the river.
One comes away from Emily Bronte's "High waving heather," for instance, struck by the almost complete absence of a speaking voice, detached from the environmental processes the poem describes: High waving heather 'neath stormy blasts bending, Midnight and moonlight and bright shining stars; Darkness and glory rejoicingly
blending, Earth rising to heaven and heaven descending, Man's spirit away from its drear dungeon sending, Bursting the fetters and breaking the bars.