The declivity, where the gaze shooteth DOWNWARDS, and the hand graspeth UPWARDS
Upon placing the magnet erect, with its attracting end towards the earth, the island descends; but when the repelling extremity points downwards, the island mounts directly upwards
While thus looking upwards
, he unknowingly trod upon a Viper asleep just before his feet.
It was flying straight towards him; the guttural cry, like the even tearing of some strong stuff, sounded close to his ear; the long beak and neck of the bird could be seen, and at the very instant when Levin was taking aim, behind the bush where Oblonsky stood, there was a flash of red lightning: the bird dropped like an arrow, and darted upwards
She thought of him blazing splendidly in the night, yet so obscure that to hold his arm, as she held it, was only to touch the opaque substance surrounding the flame that roared upwards
For every one, as I think, must see that astronomy compels the soul to look upwards
and leads us from this world to another.
As for this last, change in the reverse direction would seem to be most truly its contrary; thus motion upwards
is the contrary of motion downwards and vice versa.
And Brittles has been gone upwards
of an hour, has he?
The height of the trees and the thickness of the boles exceeded anything which I in my town-bred life could have imagined, shooting upwards
in magnificent columns until, at an enormous distance above our heads, we could dimly discern the spot where they threw out their side-branches into Gothic upward
curves which coalesced to form one great matted roof of verdure, through which only an occasional golden ray of sunshine shot downwards to trace a thin dazzling line of light amidst the majestic obscurity.
Hereupon the people of each parish gathered closer round their minister, who looked calmly upwards
and assumed a more apostolic dignity, as well befitted a candidate for the highest honor of his profession, the crown of martyrdom.
The width of the river, which was upwards
of a mile, its extreme shallowness, the frequency of quicksands, and various other characteristics, had at length made them sensible of their errors with respect to it, and they now came to the correct conclusion, that they were on the banks of the Platte or Shallow River.
Even while he looked at it, from the Admiralty roof came a lurid flash, the hiss and screech of a shell as it dashed upwards