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The way of the world (1860)


The way of the world (1860)

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    Alison Reid
Excerpt from book: when we are young. He who took a little child, and set him in the midst, knew that the little ones are guiltess. " Except ye be converted and become as little children, ye shall not enter the kingdom of Heaven." CHAPTER III. " For what she only can, I tarn and ask. He answered, catching up my hands in his, And dropping on me from his high-eaved brow The full weight of his soul, I ask for love, (' (And that she can, for life in fellowship that I know she can, For wifehood—will she ? And yet I know I did not love him." Aurora Leigh. To be Warren's wife ! I wonder if any girl ever woke on the morning after her betrothal with such feelings as mine. To be Warren's wife! I repeated the words to myself over and over again. Ah! when we love, it must be a sweet thing to couple our own names, as we would couple our lives with a name that is dear to us beyond life, that is our life, our world, our infinite ocean, into which we plunge with headlong transport, and bidits waves rush over us, and take up our whole being into its deep mighty heart. What music the syllables make when we sound them in unison together: how stealthily we write them down, till we blush at the sight of the glad unfamiliar letters: how naturally our ciphers seem to entwine, just as hearts rush together, while their quick living fibres tie themselves into an indissoluble knot. But when we do not love, when we are not only indifferent, but when our repulsion rises into a feeling akin to hate,—ah ! there's the horror of it. Was it strange that I woke up as if in a charnel- house ? If I could have died last night, when I laid my head on my pillow, my sleep would have been sweet. But the hot sun was glaring in upon me: I was awake to take my part again in the cruel world's changing scenes of action and s...  
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  • Alison Reid
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