Jo read it thankfully, but the heavy weight did not seem lifted off her heart, and her face was so full of misery
that Laurie asked quickly, "What is it?
In his hour of misery
the young merchant had returned to the farm where he had lived through boyhood and where there was another human being to whom he felt he could explain himself.
This sound brought an answer from the bed-- a long complaining cry--as if Pavel were having bad dreams or were waking to some old misery
He seemed extremely unhappy; but when she took his arm and walked away with him, seeking a retired corner, a ray of hope mingled with the almost comical misery
of his expression.
As the thoughts of those who are in misery
seldom slumber, and the invention is never more lively than when it is stimulated by hope, however feeble and remote, he had even imagined that the parental feelings of Munro were to be made instrumental in seducing him from his duty to the king.
To delay longer would be only to lengthen out her misery
The days of the far-off future would toil onward, still with the same burden for her to take up, and bear along with her, but never to fling down; for the accumulating days and added years would pile up their misery
upon the heap of shame.
This child, to my memory, really lives in a setting of beauty and misery
that no words can translate; there was a distinction all his own in every impulse he revealed; never was a small natural creature, to the uninitiated eye all frankness and freedom, a more ingenious, a more extraordinary little gentleman.
Like one who after a night of drunken revelry hies to his bed, still reeling, but with conscience yet pricking him, as the plungings of the Roman race-horse but so much the more strike his steel tags into him; as one who in that miserable plight still turns and turns in giddy anguish, praying God for annihilation until the fit be passed; and at last amid the whirl of woe he feels, a deep stupor steals over him, as over the man who bleeds to death, for conscience is the wound, and there's naught to staunch it; so, after sore wrestlings in his berth, Jonah's prodigy of ponderous misery
drags him drowning down to sleep.
if men were more merciful they would shoot us before we came to such misery
The family, having no idea of this, and no more money to throw away, had nothing to do but give up and submit to one more misery
for the rest of their days.
So long as the law considers all these human beings, with beating hearts and living affections, only as so many things belonging to a master,--so long as the failure, or misfortune, or imprudence, or death of the kindest owner, may cause them any day to exchange a life of kind protection and indulgence for one of hopeless misery
and toil,--so long it is impossible to make anything beautiful or desirable in the best regulated administration of slavery.