There came cruel, cold
, and biting winds, and blizzards of snow, all testing relentlessly for failing muscles and impoverished blood.
Elton looked as if he did not very well know what answer to make; which was exactly the case; for though very much gratified by the kind care of such a fair lady, and not liking to resist any advice of her's, he had not really the least inclination to give up the visit; but Emma, too eager and busy in her own previous conceptions and views to hear him impartially, or see him with clear vision, was very well satisfied with his muttering acknowledgment of its being "very cold
, certainly very cold
," and walked on, rejoicing in having extricated him from Randalls, and secured him the power of sending to inquire after Harriet every hour of the evening.
Presently they awoke from the stupor which already was beginning to overcome them, and crept out, shivering with cold
and wrapped from head to foot in blankets.
It must be very cold
here," I said; "will you not join me in some supper?
He looked at the night, and shook himself to throw off an oppressive sensation of being clasped in the icy ribs of the air, for the mercury had descended below the familiar region of crisp and crackly cold
and marked a temperature at which the numb atmosphere seemed on the point of congealing into black solidity.
See, I have had a fur cloak made for each of us, and if we put them on I shall not feel the heat so much nor you the cold
Our messengers have gone fearfully, and with cold
looks and courtly words offered him rich gifts, things he cared not for, and with equal pride has he sent them back.
The color of its outside was a modest green, and that of its inside a fiery red, The latter was intended to convey the idea of heat in that cold
So thought the mother; and thought, likewise, that the new snow, just fallen from heaven, would be excellent material to make new beings of, if it were not so very cold
I gazed awhile On her cold
smile; Too cold
for me-- There passed, as a shroud, A fleecy cloud, And I turned away to thee,
It is also useful to enure them to the cold
when they are very little; for this is very serviceable for their health; and also to enure them to the business of war; for which reason it is customary with many of the barbarians to dip their children in rivers when the water is cold
; with others to clothe them very slightly, as among the Celts; for whatever it is possible to accustom children to, it is best to accustom them to it at first, but to do it by degrees: besides, boys have naturally a habit of loving the cold
, on account of the heat.
But melons are not very nutritious, and when we had satisfied our thirst with their pulpy substance, and put a stock to cool by the simple process of cutting them in two and setting them end on in the hot sun to grow cold
by evaporation, we began to feel exceedingly hungry.