He selected for this purpose a vessel called the Lark, remarkable for her fast sailing.
The month of March arrived, and the Lark was ordered by Mr.
"It is really pleasant enough," said he: "the whole day long I sit in the office amid the driest law-papers, and at night I fly in my dream as a lark in the gardens of Fredericksburg; one might really write a very pretty comedy upon it." He now fluttered down into the grass, turned his head gracefully on every side, and with his bill pecked the pliant blades of grass, which, in comparison to his present size, seemed as majestic as the palm-branches of northern Africa.
First I was a poet; now sold for a few pence as a lark; no doubt it was that accursed poetical nature which has metamorphosed me into such a poor harmless little creature.
A stout stately dame received them with a smile; but she expressed much dissatisfaction that a common field-bird, as she called the lark, should appear in such high society.
"Fading, with the Night, the chilly mists, and the noxious vapours, and the heavy shadows, and the wailing gusts, and the owl's melancholy hootings: rising, with the Day, the darting shafts of light, and the wholesome morning breeze, and the warmth of a dawning life, and the mad music of the lark
! Look Eastward!
Only when the lark
shall mate with the nightingale, and the honey-bee and the clock-beetle keep house together, shall I wed another maid.
Already he could turn almost without a sigh from the School-gates, from which had just scampered off East and three or four others of his own particular set, bound for some jolly lark
not quite according to law, and involving probably a row with louts, keepers, or farm-labourers, the skipping dinner or calling-over, some of Phoebe Jennings's beer, and a very possible flogging at the end of all as a relish.
"No, no," said he; "the owl enters not the nest of the lark
The fingers which drew it from the envelope were perfectly steady, he even lifted his head for a moment to look at a lark
While my eyes were still fixed on the softly glowing figure, I saw it fade away upward and upward into the higher light, as the lark
vanishes upward and upward in the morning sky.
Young, chippy Janna Curtis is dramatically made the new head of Larks
, but is given no money and no support.