When the Lily heard these words she uttered a little cry, and, letting fall the hand of Umslopogaas, clasped
mine, shrinking up against me.
She stood with her hands lightly clasped
in front of her.
Of all this Quasimodo could distinguish only the beautiful clasped
hands, the smiles mingled with tears, the young girl's glances directed to the stars, the eyes of the captain lowered ardently upon her.
"Evanna!" cried the Queen, "my own Evanna!" and she clasped
the girl to her bosom and covered her face with kisses.
in my embrace, I held the source of every worthy aspiration I had ever had; the centre of myself, the circle of my life, my own, my wife; my love of whom was founded on a rock!
Undoing the silver clasps, he opened the volume, and took from among its black-letter pages a rose, or what was once a rose, though now the green leaves and crimson petals had assumed one brownish hue, and the ancient flower seemed ready to crumble to dust in the doctor's hands.
With a shuddering impulse, that showed her a woman still, the widow clasped her skinny hands before her face, and wished that the coffin lid were over it, since it could be no longer beautiful.
Dorothea darted instantaneously from the window; Will followed her, seizing her hand with a spasmodic movement; and so they stood, with their hands clasped, like two children, looking out on the storm, while the thunder gave a tremendous crack and roll above them, and the rain began to pour down.
Will stood still an instant looking at her, then seated himself beside her, and laid his hand on hers, which turned itself upward to be clasped. They sat in that way without looking at each other, until the rain abated and began to fall in stillness.
The vandalised Antony Gormley sculpture, Clasp
, at Newcastle University Simon Greener
is a multi-award-winning women's theatre company and charity which collaborates with women on the margins of society to create exciting theatre for personal, social and political change.