Then a melting away of familiar faces, of cities, and of tossing waves, into a great calm
of forgetfulness and peace.
The doctor searched vainly for a breath of wind, from the height of one hundred feet to that of five miles; his starting-point remained fatally right below him, and absolute calm
seemed to reign, up to the extreme limits of the breathing atmosphere.
Why cannot I now, as three months ago, draw fresh moral strength from your look, so gentle, calm
, and penetrating, a look I loved so well and seem to see before me as I write?
Remember, from every point of the compass that inconceivable wind was blowing in toward the center of calm
The soul raised over passion beholds identity and eternal causation, perceives the self-existence of Truth and Right, and calms
itself with knowing that all things go well.
at sea are always suspected by the experienced mariner to be the forerunners of a storm, and I know some persons, who, without being generally the devotees of superstition, are apt to apprehend that great and unusual peace or tranquillity will be attended with its opposite.
It would save the men, the ship, break the spell by its medicinal virtue, make time of no account, the weather but a passing worry and, like a magic powder working against mysterious malefices, se- cure the first passage of my first command against the evil powers of calms
An intense copper calm
, like a universal yellow lotus, was more and more unfolding its noiseless measureless leaves upon the sea.
As I had expected, I found the brave fellow steeped in a profound French calm
She was calm
, except when she thought of her mother; but she was almost hopeless; and in this state she continued till noon, scarcely stirring from her sister's bed, her thoughts wandering from one image of grief, one suffering friend to another, and her spirits oppressed to the utmost by the conversation of Mrs.
The promise of a smooth career, which my first calm
introduction to Thornfield Hall seemed to pledge, was not belied on a longer acquaintance with the place and its inmates.
I watched them with a sense of soothing, and a sort of calm
stole over me.