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" The wilderness had patted him on the head, and, behold, it was like a ball an ivory ball; it had caressed him, and - lo! - he had withered; it had taken him, loved him, embraced him, got into his veins, consumed his flesh, and sealed his soul to its own... "
Youth: And Two Other Stories - Page 130
by Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 379 pages
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 165

1899
...; it had taken him, loved him, embraced him, got into his veins, consumed his flesh, and sealed his soul to its own by the inconceivable ceremonies of...devilish initiation. He was its spoiled and pampered favourite. Ivory? I should think so. Heaps of it, stacks of it. The old mud shanty was bursting with...
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The Epistle of James

James Moffatt - 1906 - 139 pages
...withered; it had taken him, loved him, embraced him, got into his veins, consumed his flesh, and sealed his soul to its own, by the inconceivable ceremonies of...devilish initiation. He was its spoiled and pampered favourite. Ivory ? I should think so. Heaps of it, stacks of it. You should have heard him say, "My...
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Youth: And Two Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 339 pages
...withered; it had taken him, loved him, embraced him, got into his veins, consumed his flesh, and sealed his soul to its own by the inconceivable ceremonies of...devilish initiation. He was its spoiled and pampered favourite. [Ivory? I should think so. Heaps of it, stacks of it. The old mud shanty was bursting with...
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The Living Age, Volume 226

1900
...withered; It had taken him, loved him, embraced him, got Into his veins, consumed his flesh and sealed his soul to its own by the inconceivable ceremonies of...country. 'Mostly fossil,' the manager had remarked. It was no more fossil than I am; but they call It fossil when it is dug up. It appears these niggers...
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Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer

Joseph Conrad - 2004 - 208 pages
...withered; it had taken him, loved him, embraced him, got into his veins, consumed his flesh, and sealed his soul to its own by the inconceivable ceremonies of...devilish initiation. He was its spoiled and pampered favourite. Ivory? I should think so. Heaps of it, stacks of it. The old mud shanty was bursting with...
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The Columbia History of the British Novel

John Richetti, John Bender, Deirdre David, Michael Seidel - 1994 - 1064 pages
...Kurtz had "set up and [bowed] down before" a benevolent idea, but when the wilderness had "sealed his soul to its own by the inconceivable ceremonies of some devilish initiation," Kurtz's idea became its own solipsistic parody: "My Intended, my ivory, my station, my river, my ...
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Heart of Darkness and Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - 1995 - 219 pages
...the inconceivable ceremonies of some devilish initiation. He was its spoiled and pampered favourite. Ivory? I should think so. Heaps of it, stacks of it....either above or below the ground in the whole country. "Mosdy fossil," the manager had remarked disparagingly. It was no more fossil than I am; but they call...
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Heart of Darkness and Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - 1995 - 219 pages
...withered; it had taken him, loved him, embraced him, got into his veins, consumed his flesh, and sealed his soul to its own by the inconceivable ceremonies of...devilish initiation. He was its spoiled and pampered favourite. Ivory? I should think so. Heaps of it, stacks of it. The old mud shanty was bursting with...
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Heart of Darkness, With, The Congo Diary

Joseph Conrad - 1995 - 166 pages
...withered; it had taken him, loved him, embraced him, got into his veins, consumed his flesh, and sealed his soul to its own by the inconceivable ceremonies of...devilish initiation. He was its spoiled and pampered favourite. Ivory? I should think so. Heaps of it, stacks of it. The old mud shanty was bursting with...
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The Net of Nemesis: Studies in Tragic Bond/age

August J. Nigro - 2000 - 194 pages
..."that had taken him, loved him, embraced him, got into his veins, consumed his flesh and sealed his soul to its own by the inconceivable ceremonies of some devilish initiation" (64). By virtue of this new sealing or bonding, one evoked in the image of a savage union culminating...
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