senses are closing over my spirit like the leaves around the heart of a rose at sunset.
It was as some angel entering the room, and all else became plain and earthly
I arose again, laughing at my forgetfulness, and soon had mastered once more the art of attuning my earthly sinews to these changed conditions.
And in the same way was the foliage as gay and variegated as the stems, while the blooms that clustered thick upon them may not be described in any earthly tongue, and indeed might challenge the language of the gods.
The larger specimens appeared to be about ten or twelve feet in height when they stood erect, and to be proportioned as to torso and lower extremities precisely as is earthly man.
Had a revolution in the fashions broken out in Paris, and had all our best dresses become of no earthly
value to us?
The men of the sea understand each other very well in their view of earthly
things, for simplicity is a good counsellor and isolation not a bad educator.
But if I am to be so changed that I shall cease to adore you with my whole heart and soul, and love you beyond every other creature, I shall not be myself; and though, if ever I win heaven at all, I must, I know, be infinitely better and happier than I am now, my earthly nature cannot rejoice in the anticipation of such beatitude, from which itself and its chief joy must be excluded.
I own I cannot; but we know not that it will be so; - and I do know that to regret the exchange of earthly pleasures for the joys of heaven, is as if the grovelling caterpillar should lament that it must one day quit the nibbled leaf to soar aloft and flutter through the air, roving at will from flower to flower, sipping sweet honey from their cups, or basking in their sunny petals.
How can Spenser's work stand as an epic when its setting is so removed from earthly
history and geography?
What Ned does instead is to ask the people to move beyond the heavenly, he calls for an earthly
Why did Allah, the Omniscient, create satan, earthly
desires and Hell?