There were days when she was unhappy, she did not know why,--when it did not seem worth while to be glad or sorry, to be alive
or dead; when life appeared to her like a grotesque pandemonium and humanity like worms struggling blindly toward inevitable annihilation.
If she had been Ben Weatherstaff she could have told whether the wood was alive
by looking at it, but she could only see that there were only gray or brown sprays and branches and none showed any signs of even a tiny leaf-bud anywhere.
I sneezed repeatedly groaned awakened and would have arisen, when the Sacristan and Abbot, full of terror, came running at the noise, surprised, doubtless, and no way pleased to find the man alive
, whose heirs they had proposed themselves to be.
He came to himself long before we knew if you were still alive
At last I begged her to cease grieving for him, for although he could not speak or move, by her enchantments she just kept him alive
He said to himself that he would certainly die if he stayed in the forest without anything to eat but the roots of grass, which would not keep him alive
I may say, in short, that I took part in that glorious expedition, promoted by this time to be a captain of infantry, to which honourable charge my good luck rather than my merits raised me; and that day- so fortunate for Christendom, because then all the nations of the earth were disabused of the error under which they lay in imagining the Turks to be invincible on sea-on that day, I say, on which the Ottoman pride and arrogance were broken, among all that were there made happy (for the Christians who died that day were happier than those who remained alive
and victorious) I alone was miserable; for, instead of some naval crown that I might have expected had it been in Roman times, on the night that followed that famous day I found myself with fetters on my feet and manacles on my hands.
He was as black as a sweep with the black dust, alive
, but helplessly and speechlessly drunk.
Each fish was brought over in a cask -- one filled with river herbs and weeds, the other with rushes and lake plants; they were placed in a wagon built on purpose, and thus the sterlet lived twelve days, the lamprey eight, and both were alive
when my cook seized them, killing one with milk and the other with wine.
He took nothing by it, and has left a legacy of sorrow to myself, for he has been gone a long time, and we know not whether he is alive
It is made up of accumulated tradition, kept alive
by individual pride, rendered exact by professional opinion, and, like the higher arts, it spurred on and sustained by discriminating praise.
Much curiosity was, of course, expressed in regard to the somewhat remarkable fact of Allamistakeo's still remaining alive