While the tides of time Eat out the rocks of empire, and the stars Of human destiny adown the void Go glittering to their doom, she changeless
sweeps Through all her times and destinies.
And still, whether it was dark or whether it was light, the figure of the child floated on before me in its changeless
and mystic light.
But, if thou wear this form through mere passing conjuration, then resume thy former aspect!" Changeless
and hopeless, the tumbrils roll along.
as a sphinx, he had sat there in darkness and in light, whilst sunlight had changed to moonlight, and the songs of the birds had given place to the low murmuring of frogs from a lake below the lawns.
Dull and absent, still and changeless
, they were eyes that seemed to be fixed on something far away.
Or, to choose a wholly unsubstantial instance, purely addressed to the fancy, why, in reading the old fairy tales of Central Europe, does the tall pale man of the Hartz forests, whose changeless
pallor unrestingly glides through the green of the groves --why is this phantom more terrible than all the whooping imps of the Blocksburg?
Tearless and speechless, she sat in the room where the revelation of her father's death had first reached her; her face, unnaturally petrified by the sterile sorrow of old age -- a white, changeless
blank, fearful to look at.
Or had the suspicion been brought into his mind, by his own associations of the troubled river running beneath the bridge with the same river higher up, its changeless
tune upon the prow of the ferry-boat, so many miles an hour the peaceful flowing of the stream, here the rushes, there the lilies, nothing uncertain or unquiet?
She raised her eyes to the bright stars, looking down so mildly from the wide worlds of air, and, gazing on them, found new stars burst upon her view, and more beyond, and more beyond again, until the whole great expanse sparkled with shining spheres, rising higher and higher in immeasurable space, eternal in their numbers as in their changeless
and incorruptible existence.
So riveted and intense had been that gaze, and so changeless
his attitude, that a stranger might not have told the living from the dead, but for the occasional gleamings of a troubled spirit, that shot athwart the dark visage of one, and the deathlike calm that had forever settled on the lineaments of the other.
If I had happily possessed no knowledge of the place, and had seen it often in that changeless
state, I should have pleased my fancy with many ingenious speculations, I dare say.
The picture on the other hand was very beautiful to eyes weary of the changeless
sea, and by and by the ship's company grew wonderfully cheerful.