Nor could I pass unnoticed the suggestion of the bleak shores of Lapland, Siberia, Spitzbergen, Nova Zembla, Iceland, Greenland, with "the vast sweep of the Arctic Zone, and those forlorn regions of dreary space,--that reservoir of frost and snow, where firm fields of ice, the accumulation of centuries of winters, glazed in Alpine heights above heights, surround the pole, and concentre the multiplied rigours
of extreme cold." Of these death-white realms I formed an idea of my own: shadowy, like all the half-comprehended notions that float dim through children's brains, but strangely impressive.
She knew not how such an offence as hers might be classed by the laws of worldly politeness, to what a degree of unforgivingness it might with propriety lead, nor to what rigours
of rudeness in return it might justly make her amenable.
Since thou dost in thy cruelty desire The ruthless rigour
of thy tyranny From tongue to tongue, from land to land proclaimed, The very Hell will I constrain to lend This stricken breast of mine deep notes of woe To serve my need of fitting utterance.
This bore some resemblance to incipient rigour
, and was accompanied by a marked sinking of the pulse.
The justice which Mr Allworthy had executed on Partridge at first met with universal approbation; but no sooner had he felt its consequences, than his neighbours began to relent, and to compassionate his case; and presently after, to blame that as rigour
and severity which they before called justice.
Brucie wanted to leave "the rigours
" of live TV behind and concentrate on the rigours
of adapting to life without using catchprases.
He said it was the "right time to step down from the rigours" of hosting the live shows which have become Saturday night ratings winners.
Sir Bruce, 86, said: "After 10 wonderful years and 11 series, I believe it is now the right time to step down from the rigours of presenting the Strictly live shows.
He claims his wall-mounted laser alignment system, known as the LAZERod, can withstand the rigours
of mining and still perform accurately.