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The night fever over, I looked about for balm to that wound also, and found some nearer home than at Gilead.
It seemed as if Buckingham's departure had shed a balm on the lacerated hearts of the previous evening.
There was a rich widow disconsolate for the loss of her seventh husband, and to her wounded spirit I offered the balm of my vows.
Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore, Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted -- On this home by Horror haunted -- tell me truly, I implore -- Is there -- is there balm in Gilead?
This blessing of the old soldier, the only one bestowed upon their marriage-day, shed a balm on Ginevra's heart.
Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore, Desolate, yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted-- On this home by Horror haunted--tell me truly, I implore-- Is there--is there balm in Gilead?
If he be compassionate towards the afflictions of others, it shows that his heart is like the noble tree, that is wounded itself, when it gives the balm.
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
Having thrown a little balm upon the wound of the paternal heart, he pulled the ear of Grimaud, whose eyes sparkled more than usual, and regained his escort in the parterre.
With his air of looking down on the highest, and confidentially inviting you to be of his company in the seat of the scorner he is irresistible; his very confession that he is a snob, too, is balm and solace to the reader who secretly admires the splendors he affects to despise.
It broke in upon and dispersed his gloomy thoughts, and served as a balm to his lacerated heart.
We shall plant the other to-morrow, my dear Mynheer Cornelius," said Rosa, in a low voice, who understood the intense grief of the unfortunate tulip-fancier, and who, with the pure sacred love of her innocent heart, poured these kind words, like a drop of balm, on the bleeding wounds of Cornelius.