I wait but for one event, and then I shall repose in peace.
It appeared to me sacrilege so soon to leave the repose, akin to death, of the house of mourning and to rush into the thick of life.
Such words, you may imagine, strongly excited my curiosity; but the paroxysm of grief that had seized the stranger overcame his weakened powers, and many hours of repose and tranquil conversation were necessary to restore his composure.
When my guest was a little recovered I had great trouble to keep off the men, who wished to ask him a thousand questions; but I would not allow him to be tormented by their idle curiosity, in a state of body and mind whose restoration evidently depended upon entire repose.
As night approached I found myself at the entrance of the cemetery where William, Elizabeth, and my father reposed.
Several hours passed, and I remained near my window gazing on the sea; it was almost motionless, for the winds were hushed, and all nature reposed under the eye of the quiet moon.
This idea pursued me and tormented me at every moment from which I might otherwise have snatched repose and peace.
I soon found that I had overtaxed my strength and that I must repose before I could continue my journey.
Often, when most miserable, I sank to repose, and my dreams lulled me even to rapture.
After a slight repose, during which the spirits of the dead hovered round and instigated me to toil and revenge, I prepared for my journey.
It was said, and we retired under the pretence of seeking repose, each fancying that the other was deceived; but when at morning’s dawn I descended to the carriage which was to convey me away, they were all there—my father again to bless me, Clerval to press my hand once more, my Elizabeth to renew her entreaties that I would write often and to bestow the last feminine attentions on her playmate and friend.
His feelings are forever on the stretch; and when he begins to sink into repose, he finds himself obliged to quit that on which he rests in pleasure for something new, which again engages his attention, and which also he forsakes for other novelties.
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She was reposing on the couch
Good night, good night! as sweet repose and rest Come to thy heart as that within my breast!