I excused myself and dropped to the rear of the procession, sad at heart, willing to go hence from this troubled life, this vale
of tears, this brief day of broken rest, of cloud and storm, of weary struggle and monotonous defeat; and yet shrinking from the change, as remembering how long eternity is, and how many have wended thither who know that anecdote.
Princes, Potentates, Warriers, the Flowr of Heav'n, once yours, now lost, If such astonishment as this can sieze Eternal spirits; or have ye chos'n this place After the toyl of Battel to repose Your wearied vertue, for the ease you find To slumber here, as in the Vales
On these occasions, he would redouble in energy, and declare that black was white, and blue yellow, with much conviction and heat of manner; but in the morning such a licence of debate weighed upon him like a crime, and he would seek out his father, where he walked before breakfast on a terrace overlooking all the vale
Now works its iron will, the startled sand Blinding the combatants together locked In the death-grip; while hill and vale
and stream Glow with the flash and crash of arms.
Then Spring flew on with her sunshine and flowers, and Ripple went swiftly over hill and vale
, till she came to the land where Summer was dwelling.
They stood still and shivered; for it seemed as if gray Time were calling them back from their sunny youth, far down into the chill and darksome vale
So, whenever they reached a particularly pleasant spot on a breezy hillside, or in a sheltered vale
, or flowery meadow, on the shore of a calm lake, or along the bank of a clear stream, Cadmus looked eagerly around to see if the situation would suit him for a home.
The tall pines seemed sprinkled with a silver dust, and the willows, studded with minute icicles reflecting the prismatic rays, brought to mind the fairy trees conjured up by the caliph's story-teller to adorn his vale
The glorious family of cotemporaneous plants from which I derive my being, grew in a lovely vale
of Connecticut, and quite near to the banks of the celebrated river of the same name.
I several times met with very aged men, who from this cause had never passed the confines of their native vale
, some of them having never even ascended midway up the mountains in the whole course of their lives, and who, accordingly had little idea of the appearance of any other part of the island, the whole of which is not perhaps more than sixty miles in circuit.
In the vale
, which lay at a distance of several hundred feet lower, there was what, in the language of the country, was called a clearing, and all the usual improvements of a new settlement; these even extended up the hill to the point where the road turned short and ran across the level land, which lay on the summit of the mountain; but the summit itself remained in the forest.
Our mansion was situated in one of the most romantic parts of the Vale