from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as heart's-ease, 1.
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She had come down on the wings of an impulse to unfold her trouble about Picotee to her hard-headed and much older sister, less for advice than to get some heart-ease by interchange of words; but alas, she could proceed no further.
Their love embraced, with yet more pitying fervor, the master compelling his spiritual nature into death, and the northern apologist letting his die; and this overmastering love of saving spiritual integrity, was one power that made them and heart-ease hold unfailing friends through the obloquy of those days; the other must be found in the fact mentioned, -- that neither resolve nor impulse was their spur, but personal character moving from its depths.
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By which words I mean that the cool peace and dewy sweetness of the night filled me with a mood of hope: not hope on any definite point, but a general sense of encouragement and heart-ease.
a mood of hope: not hope on any definite point, but a general sense of encouragement and heart-ease.