Oh, yes; I have frequently seen shadows pass close to me, approach, and disappear; but I took them for visions raised by my feverish imagination
, and indeed when you entered I thought I was under the influence of delirium.
I centred all my mighty intellect upon the bowmen of my own creation--each of us produces and directs as many bowmen as his mentality and imagination
is capable of.
Browning has given us the key, and those volumes a delightful gift to our age-record of so much that is richest in the world of things, and men, and their works--all so much the richer by the great intellect, the great imagination
, which has made the record, transmuted them into imperishable things of art:--
Sensation invested itself in form and color and radiance, and what his imagination
dared, it objectified in some sublimated and magic way.
Charley cudgelled his brains continually, but for once his imagination
Lured by the flowers and the shade and charmed by the songs of birds which invited to woodland paths and green fields, his imagination
fired by glimpses of golden domes and glittering palaces in the distance on either hand, the Young Politician said:
mount to such altitudes of imagination
as he may be fitted to attain;
One of our first amusements as children (if we have any imagination
at all) is to get out of our own characters, and to try the characters of other personages as a change--to fairies, to be queens, to be anything, in short, but what we really are.
All these baffling head-reaches after immortality are but the panics of souls frightened by the fear of death, and cursed with the thrice-cursed gift of imagination
But there is so little scope for the imagination
in an asylum--only just in the other orphans.
INTELLECT, EMOTION, IMAGINATION
, AND RELATED QUALITIES.
As his temper therefore was naturally sanguine, he indulged it on this occasion, and his imagination
worked up a thousand conceits, to favour and support his expectations of meeting his dear Sophia in the evening.