Pontellier were contemplating a summer sojourn
abroad, and that their handsome residence on Esplanade Street was undergoing sumptuous alterations, and would not be ready for occupancy until their return.
There is much fruitful soil uncultivated here," he said; "and, I may add, without the sinful leaven of self- commendation, that, since my short sojourn
in these heathenish abodes, much good seed has been scattered by the wayside.
Truly, friend; and methinks it must gladden your heart, after your troubles and sojourn
in the wilderness," said the townsman, "to find yourself at length in a land where iniquity is searched out and punished in the sight of rulers and people, as here in our godly New England.
One evening--with nothing to lead up or to prepare it-- I felt the cold touch of the impression that had breathed on me the night of my arrival and which, much lighter then, as I have mentioned, I should probably have made little of in memory had my subsequent sojourn
been less agitated.
It is as if heaven had an especial band of angels, whose office it was to sojourn
for a season here, and endear to them the wayward human heart, that they might bear it upward with them in their homeward flight.
I spent money rather too freely in those days, it is true; but one reason for it was that I hadn't got the proportions of things entirely adjusted, even yet, after so long a sojourn
in Britain -- hadn't got along to where I was able to absolutely realize that a penny in Arthur's land and a couple of dollars in Connecticut were about one and the same thing: just twins, as you may say, in purchasing power.
You shall sojourn
at Paris, Rome, and Naples: at Florence, Venice, and Vienna: all the ground I have wandered over shall be re-trodden by you: wherever I stamped my hoof, your sylph's foot shall step also.
Vanstone -- I match you with the blunt cordiality of an old-fashioned Englishman -- the ladies mingle together in harmonious variety, like flowers on the same bed -- and the result is a mutual interest in making our sojourn
at the sea-side agreeable to each other.
And here it may be stated that on the eleventh day of his sojourn
at the kraal of Zweete, those whom he sent returned with the oxen, except the three only.
Thee I re-visit now with bolder wing, Escap't the STYGIAN Pool, though long detain'd In that obscure sojourn
, while in my flight Through utter and through middle darkness borne With other notes then to th' ORPHEAN Lyre I sung of CHAOS and ETERNAL NIGHT, Taught by the heav'nly Muse to venture down The dark descent, and up to reascend, Though hard and rare: thee I revisit safe, And feel thy sovran vital Lamp; but thou Revisit'st not these eyes, that rowle in vain To find thy piercing ray, and find no dawn; So thick a drop serene hath quencht thir Orbs, Or dim suffusion veild.
The sight of so many good-humoured faces (especially the blacks), the taste of the tropical fruits, and above all the lights that began to shine in the town made a most charming contrast to our dark and bloody sojourn
on the island; and the doctor and the squire, taking me along with them, went ashore to pass the early part of the night.
But he never fell into the error of arresting his intellectual development by any formal acceptance of creed or system, or of mistaking, for a house in which to live, an inn that is but suitable for the sojourn
of a night, or for a few hours of a night in which there are no stars and the moon is in travail.