The angles of a Square (and still more those of an equilateral Triangle), being much more pointed than those of a Pentagon, and the lines of inanimate objects (such as houses) being dimmer
than the lines of Men and Women, it follows that there is no little danger lest the points of a square or triangular house residence might do serious injury to an inconsiderate or perhaps absent-minded traveller suddenly therefore, running against them: and as early as the eleventh century of our era, triangular houses were universally forbidden by Law, the only exceptions being fortifications, powder-magazines, barracks, and other state buildings, which it is not desirable that the general public should approach without circumspection.
Also, it is admitted, when consciousness suffused his brain with a thought, that the thought was dimmer
, vaguer than a similar thought in a human brain.
Then all at once darkness fell upon me, and anon from out of it, as to one who grows accustomed by degrees to a dimmer
light, my former surroundings of deck and mast and cordage slowly resolved themselves.
The sail had turned and nobody was visible;--and on the ocean, silvered by the light of the moon, the vessel formed a black spot that grew dimmer
, and finally disappeared.
beneath it was green and dim, and it grew dimmer
until the sand at the bottom was only a pale blur.
As the sun went down behind the bank, the slightest blades of grass upon it seemed to become as distinctly visible as the arteries in the skeleton of a leaf; and when, as it slowly sank, the red and golden bars upon the water grew dimmer
, and dimmer
yet, as if they were sinking too; and all the glowing colours of departing day paled, inch by inch, before the sombre night; the scene became a thousand times more lonesome and more dreary than before, and all its influences darkened with the sky.
The old articles of furniture were in their old places; the Plagues of Egypt, much the dimmer
for the fly and smoke plagues of London, were framed and glazed upon the walls.
Under the old dim writing of the Yankee historian appeared traces of a penmanship which was older and dimmer
still -- Latin words and sentences: fragments from old monk- ish legends, evidently.
And is justice dimmer
in the individual, and is her form different, or is she the same which we found her to be in the State?
He would sit quietly, with a gentle pleasure gleaming over his face, brighter now, and now a little dimmer
, as the song happened to float near him, or was more remotely heard.
This earthly faintness, was, in their view, only another phase of the minister's celestial strength; nor would it have seemed a miracle too high to be wrought for one so holy, had he ascended before their eyes, waxing dimmer
and brighter, and fading at last into the light of heaven!
What tho' in worlds which own a single sun The sands of Time grow dimmer
as they run,