I know how soon youth would fade and bloom perish, if, in the cup of bliss
offered, but one dreg of shame, or one flavour of remorse were detected; and I do not want sacrifice, sorrow, dissolution--such is not my taste.
I go home in a state of unspeakable bliss
, and waltz in imagination, all night long, with my arm round the blue waist of my dear divinity.
In her desire to be matrimonially established, you might suppose her to have passed her short existence in the perpetual contemplation of domestic bliss
All I know is that just to sit by her will be bliss
, just to touch her bliss
, just to hear her speak bliss
beyond all mortal telling.
But he found himself encompassed with guards and forced to remain silent while the Chief Circle in a few impassioned words made a final appeal to the Women, exclaiming that, if the Colour Bill passed, no marriage would henceforth be safe, no woman's honour secure; fraud, deception, hypocrisy would pervade every household; domestic bliss
would share the fate of the Constitution and pass to speedy perdition.
He had partaken of the homely abundance of their tables, had quaffed the far-famed Shaker cider, and had joined in the sacred dance, every step of which is believed to alienate the enthusiast from earth, and bear him onward to heavenly purity and bliss
It was a bliss
to which every sort of earthly experience--all that he had enjoyed, or suffered or seen, or heard, or acted, with the broodings of his soul upon the whole--had contributed somewhat.
Only put yourself beyond hazard as to the real basis of matrimonial bliss
, and it is scarcely to be imagined what miracles, in the way of recognizing smaller incongruities, connubial love will effect.
Then it would grow lighter, and her features would become simply feminine; they had changed from those of a divinity who could confer bliss
to those of a being who craved it.
He beheld her outstretched upon the poniarded captain, her eyes closed, her beautiful bare throat covered with Phoebus's blood, at that moment of bliss
when the archdeacon had imprinted on her pale lips that kiss whose burn the unhappy girl, though half dead, had felt.
At that moment his home life, jokes with Petya, talks with Sonya, duets with Natasha, piquet with his father, and even his comfortable bed in the house on the Povarskaya rose before him with such vividness, clearness, and charm that it seemed as if it were all a lost and unappreciated bliss
, long past.
SOME Holy Missionaries in China having been deprived of life by the Bigoted Heathens, the Christian Press made a note of it, and was greatly pained to point out the contrast between the Bigoted Heathens and the law-abiding countrymen of the Holy Missionaries who had wickedly been sent to eternal bliss