all-commanding love

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  • Italy was once lord of the world, Rome the queen of cities, vaunted herself of two [3734] myriads of inhabitants; now that all-commanding country is possessed by petty princes, [3735] Rome a small village in respect.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • As that fair flower [5730] Adonis, which we call an anemone, flourisheth but one month, this gracious all-commanding beauty fades in an instant.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Gentlemen, if you be those men of valour, as heretofore you have bene reputed, I am perswaded, that there are some among you, who either formerly have, or now instantly do feele, the all-commanding power of Love, without which (as I thinke) there is not any mortall man, that can have any goodnesse — or vertue dwelling in him.

    The Decameron

  • With eyes like those, set in that all-commanding face, one would need to be strong indeed to think of resisting the inflexible will that lay behind.

    The Lair of the White Worm

  • But so little deference was paid, even at this time, to his intuitive and all-commanding genius, that when the fleet had reached its first rendezvous, at the entrance of the Cattegat, he had received no official communication whatever of the intended operations.

    The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

  • Had not this mighty, all-commanding God, been with us, where had we been in the late tumults?

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • We have now completed our description of the Grande Armée, its staff and the daily life of the all-seeing and all-commanding genius who presided over every aspect of its operation in the field.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • We have now completed our description of the Grande Armée, its staff and the daily life of the all-seeing and all-commanding genius who presided over every aspect of its operation in the field.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • But a request, conveyed under circumstances which the writer herself would have regarded as all-commanding, urges that they should now be given to the world; and, so far as is possible with a due regard to the claims of privacy, what is here printed presents the letters as they were first written in their complete form and sequence.

    An Englishwoman's Love-Letters

  • But there is a second character, which is more diffusive, and somewhat stronger than the simple and artless, one we have been describing, -- though considerably inferior to that copious and all-commanding Eloquence we shall notice in the sequel.

    Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators; also His Orator, or Accomplished Speaker.

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