And he whirled his club aloft more threateningly than ever, as if he were about to smite them with a thunderstroke
right amidships, because Athens, so little while ago, had been at war with Crete.
Of Susy's death, Samuel Clemens's wrote, "It is one of the mysteries of our nature that a man, all unprepared, can receive a thunderstroke
like that and live."
Oh how soon was it to be followed by a thunderstroke
whose sleep no thunderstroke
in this world ever shook!
But the traumatic intervals of Williams's last years were not barren: poised, as "Asphodel" has it, "between the flash / and the thunderstroke
," they "let in the light," attempting, in Walter Benjamin's words, "to seize hold of a memory as it flashes up at a moment of danger" (Williams, Pictures 178; Benjamin 257).
Sitting snug under the tank is a 1,811cc Thunderstroke
air- cooled engine with multi- directional fins to ensure optimum cooling.