Miss Ingram ought to be clement, for she has it in her power to inflict a chastisement beyond mortal endurance.
If I had time, and was not in mortal dread of some prating prig of a servant passing, I would know what all this means.
One never knows what she has, sir: she is so cunning: it is not in mortal discretion to fathom her craft.
Yes — just one of your tricks: not to send for a carriage, and come clattering over street and road like a common mortal, but to steal into the vicinage of your home along with twilight, just as if you were a dream or a shade.
Sympathies, I believe, exist (for instance, between far-distant, long-absent, wholly estranged relatives asserting, notwithstanding their alienation, the unity of the source to which each traces his origin) whose workings baffle mortal comprehension.
The sufferings of this mortal state will leave me with the heavy flesh that now cumbers my soul.
But she could not eradicate nature: nor will it be eradicated ’till this mortal shall put on immortality.’
Will it keep you in England, induce you to marry Miss Oliver, and settle down like an ordinary mortal?
How much of him was saint, how much mortal, I could not heretofore tell: but revelations were being made in this conference: the analysis of his nature was proceeding before my eyes.
I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh; — it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God’s feet, equal, — as we are!"