Bertha Shirley had possessed the gift of writing letters which embodied
the charming personality of the writer in words and thoughts that retained their beauty and fragrance after the lapse of time.
Since he knew nothing of this, and drew his inspiration, not directly from life, but indirectly from life embodied
in art, his inspiration came very quickly and easily, and as quickly and easily came his success in painting something very similar to the sort of painting he was trying to imitate.
And whatever they may reveal of the divine love in the Son, the soft, curled, hermaphroditical Italian pictures, in which his idea has been most successfully embodied
; these pictures, so destitute as they are of all brawniness, hint nothing of any power, but the mere negative, feminine one of submission and endurance, which on all hands it is conceded, form the peculiar practical virtues of his teachings.
He had received a good education, but, on succeeding early in life to a small independence, had become indisposed for any of the more homely pursuits in which his brothers were engaged, and had satisfied an active, cheerful mind and social temper by entering into the militia of his county, then embodied
"I have embodied
it in a report which I despatched to the secretary of the Company by Mr.
Alas, much ignorance and error hath become embodied
They probably embodied
the traditionary peculiarities of their whole line of progenitors, derived through an unbroken succession of eggs; or else this individual Chanticleer and his two wives had grown to be humorists, and a little crack-brained withal, on account of their solitary way of life, and out of sympathy for Hepzibah, their lady-patroness.
This agrees well with that high philosophy of Beauty which the ancient writers delighted in; for they said that the soul of man, embodied
here on earth, went roaming up and down in quest of that other world of its own out of which it came into this, but was soon stupefied by the light of the natural sun, and unable to see any other objects than those of this world, which are but shadows of real things.
"It is our Hester -- the town's own Hester -- who is so kind to the poor, so helpful to the sick, so comfortable to the afflicted!" Then, it is true, the propensity of human nature to tell the very worst of itself, when embodied
in the person of another, would constrain them to whisper the black scandal of bygone years.
Arnold failed to see the wisdom embodied
in that excellent advice.
There are two of the lines in which a sentiment is conveyed that embodies the all in all of the divine passion of Love -- a sentiment which, perhaps, has found its echo in more, and in more passionate, human hearts than any other single sentiment ever embodied
in words: --
Razumov had a vision of General T 's goggle eyes waiting for him--the embodied
power of autocracy, grotesque and terrible.