My diseased consciousness was more intensely and continually occupied with his thoughts and emotions, than with those of any other person who came in my way.
I should mention that during these two months--which seemed a long life to me from the novelty and intensity of the pleasures and pains I underwent--my diseased anticipation in other people's consciousness continued to torment me; now it was my father, and now my brother, now Mrs.
I shuddered with horror as the scene recurred to me; and it recurred constantly, with all its minutiae, as if they had been burnt into my memory; and yet, such is the madness of the human heart under the influence of its immediate desires, I felt a wild hell-braving joy that Bertha was to be mine; for the fulfilment of my former prevision concerning her first appearance before me, left me little hope that this last hideous glimpse of the future was the mere diseased play of my own mind, and had no relation to external realities.
Nay, I was just as jealous of my brother as before--just as much irritated by his small patronizing ways; for my pride, my diseased sensibility, were there as they had always been, and winced as inevitably under every offence as my eye winced from an intruding mote.
I have heard of a man lost in the woods and dying of famine and exhaustion at the foot of a tree, whose loneliness was relieved by the grotesque visions with which, owing to bodily weakness, his diseased
imagination surrounded him, and which he believed to be real.
They will minister to better natures, giving health both of soul and of body; but those who are diseased
in their bodies they will leave to die, and the corrupt and incurable souls they will put an end to themselves.
Quickly Bukawai bound the limp arms behind his prisoner's back, then he raised him to one of his shoulders, for, though Bukawai was old and diseased, he was still a strong man.
In his own heart was not a little fear of these repulsive creatures, and because of that fear, Bukawai always kept the beasts well fed, often hunting for them when their own forages for food failed, but ever was he cruel to them with the cruelty of a little brain, diseased, bestial, primitive.
Verily, nothing sick or diseased
is there in such longing and descending!
Ten or a dozen years ago--not more--a meagre, wan old man, diseased
and miserably poor, was found dead in his bed at an obscure inn in the Borough, where he was quite unknown.
Filled with these thoughts - so filled that he had an unwholesome sense of growing larger, of being placed in some new and diseased
relation towards the objects among which he passed, of seeing the iris round every misty light turn red - he went home for shelter.
Me and Mrs Boffin-- Henerietty Boffin--which her father's name was Henery, and her mother's name was Hetty, and so you get it--we live on a compittance, under the will of a diseased