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  •     O'er what a fire love-lit, what billows wearily tossing,

    Poems and Fragments

  • It is expressed in the flash of a love-lit eye; it is felt in the pressure of a kindly hand.

    The Greater Love

  • Perishable life and permanent matter are we, with a limit that may be prolonged in idea by such circumstances as we can dwell on with delight, one love-lit day being longer in the record than whole monotonous years.

    The Heavenly Twins

  • Where love-lit smiles transmute the dark to day --

    The Path of Dreams Poems

  • Her midnight hair curled softly away from her snowy brow, her long black lashes hiding her love-lit eyes swept her rosy cheeks, and her light step dashed the dew from the grass in the garden, while the blossoms fell from the boughs to kiss her shoulders as she passed.

    Fair to Look Upon

  • There was no storm-cloud to veil the heavens, and yet the sad-faced moon came not out to remind the world of their lost loves and deferred hopes -- nor the stars, to twinkle in their silence, as though there were a great Soul in the skies that longed to speak to men, but had no utterance save a thousand love-lit eyes.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No. 1, July, 1862

  • Across her mental vision flitted a memory of just such eyes -- gay, laughing, love-lit eyes, out of which the laughter had been suddenly dashed.

    The Hermit of Far End

  • Juliet speaks, and finally out of her fevered, love-lit mind says:

    Shakspere, Personal Recollections

  • Lear and the imagination of Hamlet, Shakspere also possessed the love-lit delicacy of Ophelia, Portia and Juliet, reveling familiarly with the spirits of water, earth and air, in his kingdom of living ghosts.

    Shakspere, Personal Recollections

  • Her farm logic fell upon deaf ears, for while she was preaching hard work he was reading the love-lit flights of Ovid and pondering over the sugared sonnets of Petrarch and Sir Philip Sidney, living in the realms of Clio,

    Shakspere, Personal Recollections


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