Or,--as I steadfastly
believe,--what if he has no knowledge of this wealth?
Hester Prynne," said he, leaning over the balcony and looking down steadfastly
into her eyes, "thou hearest what this good man says, and seest the accountability under which I labour.
The chaplain had not yet arrived; and there these silent islands of men and women sat steadfastly
eyeing several marble tablets, with black borders, masoned into the wall on either side the pulpit.
As they narrated to each other their unholy adventures, their tales of terror told in words of mirth; as their uncivilized laughter forked upwards out of them, like the flames from the furnace; as to and fro, in their front, the harpooneers wildly gesticulated with their huge pronged forks and dippers; as the wind howled on, and the sea leaped, and the ship groaned and dived, and yet steadfastly
shot her red hell further and further into the blackness of the sea and the night, and scornfully champed the white bone in her mouth, and viciously spat round her on all sides; then the rushing Pequod, freighted with savages, and laden with fire, and burning a corpse, and plunging into that blackness of darkness, seemed the material counterpart of her monomaniac commander's soul.
Instead of subsiding as night drew on, it seemed to augment its rush and deepen its roar: the trees blew steadfastly
one way, never writhing round, and scarcely tossing back their boughs once in an hour; so continuous was the strain bending their branchy heads northward--the clouds drifted from pole to pole, fast following, mass on mass: no glimpse of blue sky had been visible that July day.
Earnshaw sat, morose as usual, at the chimney corner, and my little mistress was beguiling an idle hour with drawing pictures on the window-panes, varying her amusement by smothered bursts of songs, and whispered ejaculations, and quick glances of annoyance and impatience in the direction of her cousin, who steadfastly
smoked, and looked into the grate.
So he sat, with a steadfastly
vacant gaze, pausing in his work.
And the oncommonest workman can't show himself oncommon in a gridiron - for a gridiron IS a gridiron," said Joe, steadfastly
impressing it upon me, as if he were endeavouring to rouse me from a fixed delusion, "and you may haim at what you like, but a gridiron it will come out, either by your leave or again your leave, and you can't help yourself--"
Peace be with him,'' said Richard, looking steadfastly
on the corpse, ``if it may be so he was a gallant knight, and has died in his steel harness full knightly.
I change in my judgment of other people according to my humor, but I believe steadfastly
in your goodness and beauty--as if you were an angel.
When his servant entered, be looked at him steadfastly
and wondered if he had thought of peering behind the screen.
She remained on tip-toe, with both arms outstretched; he stood steadfastly
on his one leg, never moving his eyes from her face.