A gift, a faculty, if it had not been departed, was suspended and inanimate within me.
"Where," asked he, with a look askance at them—for it was the clergyman’s peculiarity that he seldom, now-a-days, looked straight forth at any object, whether human or inanimate, "where, my kind doctor, did you gather those herbs, with such a dark, flabby leaf?"
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But for a terrible moment, his mouth was inanimate, stunned.