Mimes, in the form of God on high, Mutter and mumble low, And hither and thither fly - Mere puppets they, who come and go At bidding of vast formless
things That shift the scenery to and fro, Flapping from out their Condor wings Invisible Wo !
And yet sometimes one gets a hint of what the last scene may be like in the life of a ship and her crew, which resembles a drama in its struggle against a great force bearing it up, formless
, ungraspable, chaotic and mysterious, as fate.
Therefore, the tormented spirit that glared out of bodily eyes, when what seemed Ahab rushed from his room, was for the time but a vacated thing, a formless
somnambulistic being, a ray of living light, to be sure, but without an object to color, and therefore a blankness in itself.
Then does everything become more mysterious, the sky frowns with clouds, yellow leaves strew the paths at the edge of the naked forest, and the forest itself turns black and blue--more especially at eventide when damp fog is spreading and the trees glimmer in the depths like giants, like formless
, weird phantoms.
A colossal and formless
something was rushing across the field of his vision.
before the Sun, Before the Heavens thou wert, and at the voice Of God, as with a Mantle didst invest The rising world of waters dark and deep, Won from the void and formless
The people at the castle could not tell within half a genera- tion the length of time the man had been shut up there for his unrecorded and forgotten offense; but this old wife knew; and so did her old child, who stood there among her married sons and daughters trying to realize a father who had been to her a name, a thought, a formless
image, a tradition, all her life, and now was suddenly concreted into actual flesh and blood and set before her face.
They were as formless
as the sweet languid odours of the garden at the Chase, which had floated past her as she walked by the gate.
In his place was his father- Prince Andrew- and his father had neither shape nor form, but he existed, and when little Nicholas perceived him he grew faint with love: he felt himself powerless, limp, and formless
. His father caressed and pitied him.
In the streets of the city she noted for the first time the architecture of hurry, and heard the language of hurry on the mouths of its inhabitants--clipped words, formless
sentences, potted expressions of approval or disgust.
The subtile, intuitive communication, or, rather, the vague and formless
impression of something to be told, had made her yield unresistingly to his impulse.
And then my mind made its first earnest effort to comprehend what had been infused into it concerning heaven and hell; and for the first time it recoiled, baffled; and for the first time glancing behind, on each side, and before it, it saw all round an unfathomed gulf: it felt the one point where it stood--the present; all the rest was formless
cloud and vacant depth; and it shuddered at the thought of tottering, and plunging amid that chaos.