And when I bade the dream Upon thy spirit flee, Thy violet eyes to me Upturned, did overflowing seem With the deep, untold delight Of Love's serenity; Thy classic brow, like lilies white And pale as the Imperial Night Upon her throne, with stars bedight, Enthralled
my soul to thee!
Some of his shorter stories I have found thin and cold to my later reading, and I have never cared much for the 'House of Seven Gables,' but the other day I was reading the 'Blithedale Romance' again, and I found it as potent, as significant, as sadly and strangely true as when it first enthralled
With parted lips, with palms tight pressed against her heaving bosom, the girl leaned forward, large-eyed, enthralled
by the vision of her dead mate.
Her seductive voice, together with his great love for her, had enthralled
his senses, had deprived him of every impulse but the longing to hold her and keep her.
I only tell you that I shall preserve for ever inscribed on my memory the service you have rendered me in order to tender you my gratitude while life shall last me; and would to Heaven love held me not so enthralled
and subject to its laws and to the eyes of that fair ingrate whom I name between my teeth, but that those of this lovely damsel might be the masters of my liberty."
"Then why do you love me?" he questioned, enthralled
after the manner of all lovers in the everlasting query that for ever has remained unanswered.
It contained leaves of white paper for memoranda, and upon the first leaf was the name "Halpin Frayser." Written in red on several succeeding leaves--scrawled as if in haste and barely legible--were the following lines, which Holker read aloud, while his companion continued scanning the dim gray confines of their narrow world and hearing matter of apprehension in the drip of water from every burdened branch: "Enthralled
by some mysterious spell, I stood In the lit gloom of an enchanted wood.
It is disconsolate enough, this riding, to the stranger, who, with well-filled pocket and well-appointed horse, threads the lonely way on some errand of business; but wilder, drearier, to the man enthralled
, whom every weary step bears further from all that man loves and prays for.
I sat in the dingy box absolutely enthralled
. I forgot that I was in London and in the nineteenth century.
Thus did he speak, and they all held their peace throughout the covered cloister, enthralled
by the charm of his story, till presently Alcinous began to speak.
I pray thee, gentle mortal, sing again: Mine ear is much enamoured of thy note, So is mine eye enthralled
to thy shape; And thy fair virtue's force perforce doth move me, On the first view, to say, to swear, I love thee.
Never yet was I so passionately enamoured of you as at this moment--not even when I first carried you off from Lacedaemon and sailed away with you--not even when I had converse with you upon the couch of love in the island of Cranae was I so enthralled
by desire of you as now." On this he led her towards the bed, and his wife went with him.