Good-bye," said the aide-de-camp, "I have scarcely time to get across that fatal
river--and I MUST; I have a mother in France.
When she seemed to me to have opened her whole heart to pain, to be deliberately plunging herself into misery with the first delirious frenzy of despair, I caught at my opportunity, and told her of the fears that troubled the poor dying man, told her how and why it was that he had given me this fatal
All the horrors that disturb my thoughts make your house odious and fatal
Those invincible men were subject to a mysterious and fatal
influence which that name had over them; the mere sound of it filled them with terror.
Dinah did not know that the crowd was silent, gazing at her with a sort of awe--she did not even know how near they were to the fatal
spot, when the cart stopped, and she shrank appalled at a loud shout hideous to her ear, like a vast yell of demons.
Appalled at their violence, the poor fellow, standing nearly to the waist in the surf, endeavoured to pacify them; but at length fearful that they would do him some fatal
violence, he beckoned to his comrades to pull in at once, and take him into the boat.
It was the fatal
flaw of humanity which Nature, in one shape or another, stamps ineffaceably on all her productions, either to imply that they are temporary and finite, or that their perfection must be wrought by toil and pain.
The destruction of Mustapha (that we named before) was so fatal
to Solyman's line, as the succession of the Turks, from Solyman until this day, is suspected to be untrue, and of strange blood; for that Selymus the Second, was thought to be suppositious.
These Greek capitals, black with age, and quite deeply graven in the stone, with I know not what signs peculiar to Gothic caligraphy imprinted upon their forms and upon their attitudes, as though with the purpose of revealing that it had been a hand of the Middle Ages which had inscribed them there, and especially the fatal
and melancholy meaning contained in them, struck the author deeply.
Pierre felt that that fatal
force which had crushed him during the executions, but which be had not felt during his imprisonment, now again controlled his existence.
As it was, he had rested in the consideration that disobedience to his orders, however it might have arisen, could not be considered a crime, that in the dominant opinion obedience to his orders was just as likely to be fatal
, and that the affair was simply one of etiquette.
This is what I find the fatal
defect of our American Ossian, Walt Whitman, whose way is where artistic madness lies.