It may be that save in this little planet, this speck of cosmic dust, invisible long before the nearest star could be attained--it may be, I say, that nowhere else does this thing called pain
"Are you in pain
, darling?" asked Uncle Alec, as he carried her up.
Thus repuls'd, our final hope Is flat despair: we must exasperate Th' Almighty Victor to spend all his rage, And that must end us, that must be our cure, To be no more; sad cure; for who would loose, Though full of pain
, this intellectual being, Those thoughts that wander through Eternity, To perish rather, swallowd up and lost In the wide womb of uncreated night, Devoid of sense and motion?
The scratching pain
of the contact made him draw a long breath through his clinched teeth.
"If you have never swallowed it, the pill can not have given you a pain
. And as your wish, being granted, proves you did not swallow the pill, it is also plain that you suffered no pain
In vain had she remonstrated, in vain she had mingled his wine with water: her arguments and entreaties were a nuisance, her interference was an insult so intolerable that, at length, on finding she had covertly diluted the pale port that was brought him, he threw the bottle out of window, swearing he would not be cheated like a baby, ordered the butler, on pain
of instant dismissal, to bring a bottle of the strongest wine in the cellar, and affirming that he should have been well long ago if he had been let to have his own way, but she wanted to keep him weak in order that she might have him under her thumb - but, by the Lord Harry, he would have no more humbug - seized a glass in one hand and the bottle in the other, and never rested till he had drunk it dry.
And this unity of feeling we admitted to be the greatest good, as was implied in our own comparison of a well-ordered State to the relation of the body and the members, when affected by pleasure or pain
I should never have failed toward Lucy and Philip as I have done, if I had not been weak, selfish, and hard,--able to think of their pain
without a pain
to myself that would have destroyed all temptation.
I could feel my knee through my clothes, swelling, and swelling, and I was sick and faint from the pain
You shall read, in some of the friars' books of mortification, that a man should think with himself, what the pain
is, if he have but his finger's end pressed, or tortured, and thereby imagine, what the pains
of death are, when the whole body is corrupted, and dissolved; when many times death passeth, with less pain
than the torture of a limb; for the most vital parts, are not the quickest of sense.
Michael received nothing but the excellent food and the cleanliness; but, a solitary and brooding prisoner in his cage, he could not help but sense the atmosphere of pain
and terror about him of the animals being broken for the delight of men.
For example, we have an impulse to inflict pain
upon those whom we hate; we therefore believe that they are wicked, and that punishment will reform them.