Then come what will of weal or woe (Since all gold hath alloy
), Thou 'lt bloom unwithered in this heart, My Rose of Joy!
'And there's alloy
even in this metal of yours, Mr Wegg, you was remarking?'
Such were Elizabeth Elliot's sentiments and sensations; such the cares to alloy
, the agitations to vary, the sameness and the elegance, the prosperity and the nothingness of her scene of life; such the feelings to give interest to a long, uneventful residence in one country circle, to fill the vacancies which there were no habits of utility abroad, no talents or accomplishments for home, to occupy.
If the study to which you apply yourself has a tendency to weaken your affections and to destroy your taste for those simple pleasures in which no alloy
can possibly mix, then that study is certainly unlawful, that is to say, not befitting the human mind.
By nonsense he meant fancy; and truly it is probable she was as free from any alloy
of that nature, as any human being not arrived at the perfection of an absolute idiot, ever was.
Where strength was needed there was the new Charlottenburg alloy, German steel as it was called, the toughest and most resistant metal in the world.
The lieutenant opened a cupboard door and displayed a diver's suit, only that it was made of oiled silk, and both its compressed-air knapsack and its helmet were of an alloy of aluminium and some light metal.
His exaltation had but one alloy
-- the memory of his humiliation in this angel's garden -- and that record in sand was fast washing out, under the waves of happiness that were sweeping over it now.
The real evils, indeed, of Emma's situation were the power of having rather too much her own way, and a disposition to think a little too well of herself; these were the disadvantages which threatened alloy
to her many enjoyments.
Of all youth's passions and pleasures, this is the most common and least alloyed
; and every flash of Alan's black eyes; every aspect of his curly head; every graceful reach, every easy, stand-off attitude of waiting; ay, and down to his shirt-sleeves and wrist-links, were seen by John through a luxurious glory.
I could not decide whether she desired the return of her husband because she loved him, or because she dreaded the tongue of scandal; and I was perturbed by the suspicion that the anguish of love contemned was alloyed
in her broken heart with the pangs, sordid to my young mind, of wounded vanity.
But to the knowledge of human fecundity and sterility all the wisdom and education of your rulers will not attain; the laws which regulate them will not be discovered by an intelligence which is alloyed
with sense, but will escape them, and they will bring children into the world when they ought not.