Had I as many souls
as there be stars, I'd give them all for Mephistophilis.
"Either fact were enough to make them repulsive," replied the girl, "but it is the fact that they were without souls
that made them totally impossible--one easily overlooks physical deformity, but the moral depravity that must be inherent in a creature without a soul
must forever cut him off from intercourse with human beings."
"No," said Tom; "time was when I would; but the Lord's given me a work among these yer poor souls
, and I'll stay with 'em and bear my cross with 'em till the end.
Browning's chosen subject-matter: "Every man is for him an epitome of the universe, a centre of creation." It is always the particular soul
, and the particular act or episode, as the flower of the particular soul--the act or episode by which its quality comes to the test--in which he interests us.
I was carried away by your reasoning; it extinguished all the harsh feelings that had risen up against you in my soul
. I had been so proud of your truth!
Then we may fairly assume that they are two, and that they differ from one another; the one with which man reasons, we may call the rational principle of the soul
, the other, with which he loves and hungers and thirsts and feels the flutterings of any other desire, may be termed the irrational or appetitive, the ally of sundry pleasures and satisfactions?
For persons are love's world, and the coldest philosopher cannot recount the debt of the young soul
wandering here in nature to the power of love, without being tempted to unsay, as treasonable to nature, aught derogatory to the social instincts.
The voice of the sea is seductive; never ceasing, whispering, clamoring, murmuring, inviting the soul
to wander for a spell in abysses of solitude; to lose itself in mazes of inward contemplation.
Revenge is in thy soul
: wherever thou bitest, there ariseth black scab; with revenge, thy poison maketh the soul
So far she had seemed all but oblivious of my presence, but now she gave me a sweet smile of gratitude, one of those irradiating transfiguring smiles that change the whole face, and belong to few faces, the heavenly smile of a pure soul
Back into the chamber turning, all my soul
within me burning, Soon I heard again a tapping somewhat louder than before.
Poor dear soul
! from the first moment when she found out that the little Professor was deeply and gratefully attached to her son, she opened her heart to him unreservedly, and took all his puzzling foreign peculiarities for granted, without so much as attempting to understand any one of them.