Here a servant, faithful to the last, though dying, waited on one, who, though still erect with health, gazed with gasping fear on the variety of woe around.
Adrian stood leaning against a tree; he held a book in his hand, but his eye wandered from the pages, and sought mine; they mingled a sympathetic glance; his looks confessed that his thoughts had quitted the inanimate print, for pages more pregnant with meaning, more absorbing, spread out before him. By the margin of the stream, apart from all, in a tranquil nook, where the purling brook kissed the green sward gently, Clara and Evelyn were at play, sometimes beating the water with large boughs, sometimes watching the summer-flies that sported upon it.
Evelyn now chased a butterfly--now gathered a flower for his cousin; and his laughing cherub-face and clear brow told of Page the light heart that beat in his bosom. Clara, though she endeavoured to give herself up to his amusement, often forgot him, as she turned to observe Adrian and me. She was now fourteen, and retained her childish appearance, though in height a woman; she acted the part of the tenderest mother to my little orphan boy; to see her playing with him, or attending silently and submissively on our wants, you thought only of her admirable docility and patience; but, in her soft eyes, and the veined curtains that veiled them, in the clearness of her marmoreal brow, and the tender expression of her lips, there was an intelligence and beauty that at once excited admiration and love.
When the sun had sunk towards the precipitate west, and the evening shadows grew long, we prepared to ascend the mountain. The attention that we were obliged to pay to the sick, made our progress slow. The winding road, though steep, presented a confined view of rocky fields and hills, each hiding the other, till our Page farther ascent disclosed them in succession. We were seldom shaded from the declining sun, whose slant beams were instinct with exhausting heat. Adrian, usually the first to rally his spirits, and dash foremost into fatigue and hardship, with relaxed limbs and declined head, the reins hanging loosely in his grasp, left the choice of the path to the instinct of his horse, now and then painfully rousing himself, when the steepness of the ascent required that he should keep his seat with better care.
Fear and horror encompassed me. Did his languid air attest that he also was struck with contagion? How long, when I look on this matchless specimen of mortality, may I perceive that his thought answers mine?
Thus pacing slowly, each hill surmounted, only presented another to be ascended; each jutting corner only discovered another, sister to the last, endlessly. Sometimes the pressure of sickness in one among us, caused the whole cavalcade to halt; the call for water, the eagerly expressed wish to repose; the cry of pain, and suppressed sob of the mourner--such were the sorrowful attendants of our passage of the Jura.
Adrian had gone first. I saw him, while I was detained by the loosening of a girth, struggling with the upward path, seemingly more difficult than any we had yet passed.
He reached the top, and the dark outline of his figure stood in relief against the sky. He seemed to behold something unexpected and wonderful; for, pausing, his head stretched out, his arms for a moment extended, he seemed to give an All Hail!
Urged by curiosity, I hurried to join him. After battling for many Page tedious minutes with the precipice, the same scene presented itself to me, which had wrapt him in extatic wonder. Nature, or nature's favourite, this lovely earth, presented her most unrivalled beauties in resplendent and sudden exhibition.
Below, far, far below, even as it were in the yawning abyss of the ponderous globe, lay the placid and azure expanse of lake Leman; vine-covered hills hedged it in, and behind dark mountains in cone-like shape, or irregular cyclopean wall, served for further defence.
But beyond, and high above all, as if the spirits of the air had suddenly unveiled their bright abodes, placed in scaleless altitude in the stainless sky, heaven-kissing, companions of the unattainable ether, were the glorious Alps, clothed in dazzling robes of light by the setting sun. And, as if the world's wonders were never to be exhausted, their vast immensities, their jagged crags, and roseate painting, appeared again in the lake below, dipping their proud heights beneath the unruffled waves Page --palaces for the Naiads of the placid waters.
Towns and villages lay scattered at the foot of Jura, which, with dark ravine, and black promontories, stretched its roots into the watery expanse beneath. Carried away by wonder, I forgot the death of man, and the living and beloved friend near me.
When I turned, I saw tears streaming from his eyes; his thin hands pressed one against the other, his animated countenance beaming with admiration; "Why," cried he, at last, "Why, oh heart, whisperest thou of grief to me? Drink in the beauty of that scene, and possess delight beyond what a fabled paradise could afford. By degrees, our whole party surmounting the steep, joined us, not one among them, but gave visible tokens of admiration, surpassing any before experienced.
One cried, "God reveals his heaven to us; we may die blessed. So Page we remained awhile, lightened of the pressing burthen of fate, forgetful of death, into whose night we were about to plunge; no longer reflecting that our eyes now and for ever were and would be the only ones which might perceive the divine magnificence of this terrestrial exhibition.
An enthusiastic transport, akin to happiness, burst, like a sudden ray from the sun, on our darkened life. Precious attribute of woe-worn humanity! This evening was marked by another event.
Passing through Ferney in our way to Geneva, unaccustomed sounds of music arose from the rural church which stood embosomed in trees, surrounded by smokeless, vacant cottages. Please please help with titles! I want to know them too. They are kind of few and far between…. And as much as I like reading books with teens and the younger gen … I prefer books with characters that are a little older.. Love them.. For some reason they seem way way, more.. To whoever reads this and helps, thanks!
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Has HEA and no cliffhanger. Hope this is a series. Shy was kind of a jerk to teenage Tabby who had a huge crush on him. Although this is about diff couple than 1st book, to me it is not a standalone. I highly recommend it! New to your site and I love it! My absolute fave of that whole series!!! Loved that one. Slow burns are best. Oh the pining and the hurt that came with his reactions to her. Ahhhhhhh my heart!!!! It is my most favorite books of all time.
Something different. It covers everything from war to the environment to faith. It rocks but it is a tad too cynical. Have fun and rock on! Hey Anderson, Great "political" blog!! So many songs, so little time.. Oh, sorry, that would be a Bill Clinton song.
How about Green Day's "American Idiot"? Sorry again, that would apply to many of those running individually After all, we are all taking a chance on voting for one of these candidates in the running!
Yes, platform shoes would be required in conjunction with the Abba song! Ha, very crafty Anderson! Great summer pick-me-up for your blog, thanks! You can bop along to the ending guitar solo, too. The lyrics aren't Democrat vs. Republican, and it's not against the "present administration", but vaguely about "change" in general. And, the singer takes it up a notch at the end, if you need something more heavy.
Hey Anderson, Sing, sing a song, sing out loud, sing out strong. That might be a good one with a good dance beat. Nope, to loopish. Hey Anderson, Being from the same province as Celine and having been a fan since her start at 12 years old,it's odd to see her song linked to a US presidential race,but hey,she's universal now!
And also "The world needs a drink" from Terri Clark. There's another song from Celine Dion for you: "Rain,tax it's inevitable ". That's gonna be fun to revisit our music collections. Oh,Anderson,will your team and YOU be providing the dancing Joanne R. Laval Quebec. Posted By Joanne R.
Hey Anderson! I think a great song would be "World hold on" by Bob Sinclair. This song always makes me whistle and move my head to it. Good luck choosing a song. Queen "Another one bites the dust" because most candidates will be falling off like flies. The other suggestion is Green Day "American Idiot", perfect lyrics for these perfect times, except for the "F" bomb that will need to be bleeped out. So fitting. Go Hilary!!!!! I thought this through very carefully and think the perfect song would be John Denver's Rhymes and Reasons.
How can you beat lines like this; For the children and the flowers are my sisters and my brothers. Their laughter and their loveliness can clear a cloudy day and the song that I am singing is a prayer to non believers come and stand beside us we can find a better way.
Corny yes, but couldn't find any Scissor Sisters that was appropriate. This should account for many of the politicians, celebrities, and especially celebutants that are a staple of the news. Anderson, I am a huge fan of a band called Our Lady Peace. They actually have 2 terrific songs on their album Healthy in Paranoid Times. The first is not as up beat, but has memorable lyrics The second is will The Future Blame Us. I am eager to see what it is that you choose. Posted By Carrie N.
Hi Anderson, Not sure the feel you're going for so here are some options. Hey Anderson, I cannot decide between the following two: 1 "Walk On" by U2 2 "Beautiful Day" by U2 I think both songs speak to the soldiers as well as the immigrants, whose lives, as we all know, have changed tremendously, and also influenced us greatly. Thanks, Yong. Oh, as much as I'd love to be a smart aleck and pick something by Roy Zimmerman, the first real idea that came to mind was "Eli's Coming" by Three Dog Night.
It's got a fantastic beat, very addictive, and the lyrics are nicely anticipatory if that's even a word and signal a sort of oncoming trouble. If not that, maybe a slightly more obscure song: "Pale Horse" by John Vanderslice. Awesome riff and, oh, the whole song is a statement on change and revolution.
Good luck picking a song! Nothing too heavy, please. Since politicians are fonder of talking about problems than they are of actually doing anything to solve them, I say this calls for something from the King: "A Little Less Conversation" And you can dance to it! Posted By Stacy, St. Dear Anderson, I think it is a blessing in disguise that Sen.
Clinton picked that song. I consider myself to be a pretty sensitive guy, but I think that Celine Dion's voice is the only one more irritating to men than Hillary Clinton's. When most men think of Celine Dion, they think of Titanic, which was an average to above average movie the most overrated movie in the history of Hollywood at least that I have seen.
That being said, the sound of her songs makes me queasy. I'm not saying she has a bad voice, because I think she has a pretty good voice, just that her songs are generally lame. As for Sen. Clinton, all politics aside, she has a very shrill voice, similar to Edith Bunker's. Whether you agree or disagree with her policies you have to admit that her voice is irritating. As for songs, I would recommend "Land of Confusion" preferably the remake by Disturbed, but the original by Genesis would be good.
I think with the out of control congress that has lost touch with the American people, this song fits for an election cycle.
I have three ideas depending on the message you're trying to send--"Ride of the Valkyries" by Wagner in case you're all in need of inspiration before heading off into political battle , "Don't Look Back" by Boston in case you need to be reminded we shouldn't be reminded of what we've endured for the last few years , or "Better Days" by the Goo Goo Dolls in case you're looking at the elections as I am, a positive, hopeful start to something amazing for us as a nation.
Best of luck to you all with this little project. Posted By Tammy C. Now, for myself, when I think of the presidency, a number of song titles spring to mind. Coincidentally, all of them happen to be by Fleetwood Mac: 1. Peacekeeper 2. What's The World Coming To 3. Never Going Back Again 4. I'm So Afraid! Of course, when I think about the uneventful debates and primaries to come, the situation in Iraq, the problems unfolding in Iran, and perpetuity, I acknowledge that although I HOPE things will change, the probability is that they won't -- just like they didn't change when the Democrats took over Congress last year.
Anderson, Hmmmm Political coverage theme song Just kidding. I scanned my massive iPod library and came up with the following songs which have appropriate lyrics, I think.
Anderson, Anderson I can take a joke, but really Celine Dion? Say it isn't so! Would love to hear that in the background at one of these debates Could CNN do that next time Anderson? Thanks for the cute blog and for asking for our help!
Hi Anderson, Just a meaningful suggestion compared to my other ones which may come off as cynical. John Mayer, "Waiting on the world to change".
And your personal theme song. Justin Timberlake's, "Sexy back" because you have Anderson, brought sexy back that is. Amanda in Mass. If you are serious about a song for CNN's 's presidential race coverage, which I cannot believe you are Am I missing something? I, for one will not enter into this biased song choice. Get real! Am I really suppose to care if your "bosses" get upset I think not! Given your recent reports on "earmarks" I would suggest Yo Lo Tengo's version of "I'm Your Puppet" but that's even too synical for a sceptic such as myself.
More importantly, you can't dance to it! But seriously, how about "Power to the People" by the Blackeyed Peas. Posted By E. So how about "Power to the People" by the Blackeyed Peas.
I think a funny one to do would be "American Dream" by Switchfoot. I think Kim Wilde's "Kids in America" is the rockin' choice you're looking for -- and double points if you can get Ryan Seacrest to reprise his dancing skills for an ad campaign! Remember American Juniors? If not, here's a refresher! Posted By cassie t. It has a lively, optimistic sound that I think would work well for campaign coverage.
Have fun selecting! Sure, they're not great dance beats, but they're hip and happenin', and thats what CNN is goin' for these days, right? Anderson-- Thanks for the opportunity to bop down memory lane. Who knew that '80s and '90s music could be such a treasure trove of inspiration for political coverage theme music! Hopefully, your bosses won't get upset, sneeze from the virtual dust on these oldies or merely OD on nostalgia! Hello Anderson I am thinking about one of these Take care.
I hope this song is choosen because of its profound meaning which applies especially in and beyond. It is my wish and prayer is that our U.
Congress would understand the wisdom of these lyrics. There's only one song The Best H. Arranged by Tina Turner Great Blog The Politico ego will love it.. Van Halen's "Right Now" is appropriate to everything going on in the present. Hi Anderson, This one is a shout from the '80s, but goes hand in hand with the Keeping Them Honest theme from your show and reflects the population's attitude towards Washington these days. Hi, Anderson!
Although, not that I'm saying "You and I" isn't good presidnetial music, but isn't CNN is more deserving of something with a little more pizzaz, more "umph" if you will? It's catchy, it's fun, and the lyrics, well, they speak for themselves. After all, just like the folks over at FoxNews, aren't we all trying to Move on Up? Have a great day, Anderson! I think it accurately describes piloticians. And Anderson gets to dance to it!! After my morning coffee I went back to memory lane and I think any of these can make it: 1.
We are not going to take it - Twisted Sisters. Anything from The Clash 3. People have the Power by Patti Smith. Is "Help! I've really enjoyed CNN's political coverage, a catchy theme song will just make it better! Anderson, Relax Take it easy by Mika. Because all of you will need to be relax for this coverage.
Or Good people by Jack Johnson? Hey Anderson, I've got a few suggestions: 1. Good luck!!!! Hey Anderson, I love your blog. Thanks for inviting us to participate. Hey Anderson, I have a few suggestions: 1. Hi Anderson, there's so many great songs to chose from. Posted By Carol B. Someone already suggested "Help" which I think fits. The first thing that came to my mind is really long in the tooth, "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered.
Whoever gets to the top first gets the nomination. Perhaps a little old, but has a good beat. Afterall, I'm sure we will be hearing enough of that between now and election time! Posted By Jolene, St. But since that's my favorite bad word, I'd leave it in.
I think this would be a very fitting song for the elections since it talks about politicians, wars and religion among other things. Aside from the really great beat of the song, I believe the line "I beg to dream and differ from the hollow lies, this is the dawning of the rest of our lives" in the chorus of the song would really suit the voters and what their attitude towards the elections should be How about: the Rolling Stones'- 'I can't get no satisfaction" This would probably express the views of the majority of Americans who find our political system amok.
I just think the song says it all, in a fun way. Dear Anderson, Although I sent in a selection yesterday, I was reminded of another song and another war. Maybe it is too obvious, but I am surprised that no one suggested "Revolution" by the Beatles. There are some good suggestions here on the blog, but I think, after all we have been through these past few years, this election season calls for a "take charge" type of song, we have been waiting too long for a change.
It may cause you to feel nostalgic for earlier times in your relationship when your partner swept you off your feet. If it seems to you that things just aren't how they used to be, there are a few reasons why your relationship is unromantic. This could be a cause of bitterness within you, and conflict between you and your mate.
Everyone has the capacity to be romantic and loving. What that exactly means is going to vary, and this is a key thing to remember.
Here are 4 reasons why it might seem like there's no romance in your relationship, and how to rekindle a relationship in need of that romantic love. If you feel stuck and in a passionless place in your relationship, you're probably not making it up.
Because every time I see you, I fall in love all over again. I never saw someone who is as kind-hearted as you. Your warm and generous nature makes me fall in love with you, time and time again. The day my eyes met yours, I knew you were the one for me.
Can you feel the depths of my love for you, dear? My life has filled up with happiness since meeting you. You are the one with whom I want to spend my life. I hope you can feel the warmth of my love. My dearest, you have embraced all my flaws. You make me feel whole and happy. And the beautiful thing is you believe in me. If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you. But the only way for you to find out whether this statement is real or not is to go exploring for yourself: to face your inner emptiness once and for all.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with craving for and seeking out someone to love. This is a normal feeling. You immediately unleash the hellhounds of grief, anger, loneliness, and fear. Please avoid that suffering if you can.
While our partners, lovers, soulmates, and twin flames do not complete us, they do act as divine catalysts. What do I mean by divine catalysts? I mean that our romantic partners help us to grow in ways we never dreamed of. In the case of soulmate and twin flame relationships, such connections help to deepen our spiritual growth significantly. And while these relationships do not complete us, they do help us access the fulfillment that is already buried away deep inside of us.
I will say that again: romantic relationships often help us to access the wholeness that is already within us, but they do not, in and of themselves, complete us.
How can anything outside of you that can be taken away, complete you? The deepest need of every human being is to give and feel love. Romantic love is one of the closest experiences to our true nature, which is why we obsess about it so much. When we fall in love, our hearts are open and a sense of freedom fills us. This experience is very similar to what we call liberation, self-realization , moksha, Oneness or enlightenment. But the key thing to remember here is that romantic love is not the same as unconditional love.
What we are searching for, when all has been said and done, is unconditional love. And relying on another person to give you that will always bring you great grief and suffering.
So if you would like to avoid this suffering and experience the everlasting love within your Soul , you can practice these bits of advice:.The soul of a Verdi opera is expressive vocal melody. An artistic trend of the s, in which operas dealt with ordinary people and true-to-life situations, was known as.