But if it be asked how it happens that the blood in the veins, flowing in this way continually into the heart
, is not exhausted, and why the arteries do not become too full, since all the blood which passes through the heart
flows into them, I need only mention in reply what has been written by a physician 1 of England, who has the honor of having broken the ice on this subject, and of having been the first to teach that there are many small passages at the extremities of the arteries, through which the blood received by them from the heart
passes into the small branches of the veins, whence it again returns to the heart
; so that its course amounts precisely to a perpetual circulation.
Don't you know that the heart
is an ingenious part of our formation--the centre of the blood-vessels and all that sort of thing--which has no more to do with what you say or think, than your knees have?
All night long you must sing to me, and the thorn must pierce your heart
, and your life-blood must flow into my veins, and become mine.
You need not be idle, even though lying here in darkness and sorrow; you can be taking from your heart
all sad and discontented feelings, and if love and patience blossom there, you will be better for the lonely hours spent here.
Or they learn in godly-gay style to play the harp with a hymn-poet, who would fain harp himself into the heart
of young girls:--for he hath tired of old girls and their praises.
Nevertheless it is hardly fair To risk your heart
for a dog to tear.
In the bitterness of his heart
, the Blackfoot renegade repined at the mishap which had severed him from a race of congenial spirits, and driven him to take refuge among beings so destitute of martial fire.
40-53) Bitter pain seized her heart
, and she rent the covering upon her divine hair with her dear hands: her dark cloak she cast down from both her shoulders and sped, like a wild-bird, over the firm land and yielding sea, seeking her child.
What has the letter to do with any heart
The fact was, that, as Rosa was a high-spirited creature, of no mean perception and a noble heart
, she took a very clear and judicious view of her own social position, if not of her moral and physical qualities.
The first heart
through which he came, was that of a middle-aged lady, but he instantly fancied himself in the room of the "Institution for the cure of the crooked and deformed," where casts of mis-shapen limbs are displayed in naked reality on the wall.
, for the lost flowers And sunshine of my summer hours