If you would know the age of the earth, look upon the sea in a storm.
But the seaman of the last generation, brought into sympathy with the caravels of ancient time by his sailing-ship, their lineal descendant, cannot look upon those lumbering forms navigating the naive seas of ancient woodcuts without a feeling of surprise, of affectionate derision, envy, and admiration.
They prayed: "Endow them with continence and fruitfulness, and vouchsafe that their hearts may rejoice looking upon their sons and daughters." They alluded to God's creation of a wife from Adam's rib "and for this cause a man shall leave father and mother, and cleave unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh," and that "this is a great mystery"; they prayed that God would make them fruitful and bless them, like Isaac and Rebecca, Joseph, Moses and Zipporah, and that they might look upon
their children's children.
When they returned it was to announce that Issus desired to look upon
the daughter of Matai Shang, and the strange creature from another world who had been a Prince of Helium.
And there, in the hole, I buried Nada my daughter, and we heaped lily blooms upon her to keep the earth from her, and then closed in her grave, for I was not minded that Umslopogaas should look upon
her dead, lest he also should die from the sight, and because of his desire to follow her.
His heart must be harder than stone, that could look upon
They look upon
conversation as the great pleasure of life, thereby proving the excellence of their civilisation, and for the most part they are entertaining talkers.
Will sterile be and bare, And look upon
the wondering sky
So many similar raids had gone unpunished that the two had come to look upon
the Negroes with contempt.
I was particularly pleased with a certain lightness, almost carelessness (strictly within the bounds of politeness, however), which was apparent in my style, and better than any possible arguments, gave them at once to understand that I took rather an independent view of "all that unpleasantness last night"; that I was by no means so utterly crushed as you, my friends, probably imagine; but on the contrary, looked upon it as a gentleman serenely respecting himself should look upon
"Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look upon
iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?" --HAB.
Thank God, the first shock of things has abated, now that you have agreed not to look upon
me as faithless and an egotist simply because I have deceived you.