of all tortures That torture the worst Has abated -- the terrible Torture of thirst For the naphthaline river Of Passion accurst
: -- I have drank of a water That quenches all thirst: --
of his heart," said jolly Robin, "That a butcher will deny.
Had he followed my training, without thy accurst
priestly interference, he had made an ironbarred nest in Torn for many of the doves of thy damned English nobility.
All pirates are superstitious, and Cookson cried, "They do say the surest sign a ship's accurst
is when there's one on board more than can be accounted for."
Why, then, --while so much of the soil around him was bestrewn with the virgin forest leaves,--why should Colonel Pyncheon prefer a site that had already been accurst
Thither full fraught with mischievous revenge, Accurst
, and in a cursed hour he hies.
Mourn, Scotia, thy favourite, now prostrate, a martyr To freedom--a victim to traitors accurst
! He saw them defiling fair liberty's charter, And sorrow, indignant, his virtuous heart burst!
However, as in "To the Blind Architect," Pfeiffer's speaker cannot sustain her belief in such joyful connection between nature and humans; she crashes across another broken line ("Breathes hope--") to exclaim that no such hope exists for "those beneath the ban,/The slavery accurst
, of tyrant man!" (11.13-14).