1 Above all the hapless Phoenician, victim to coming doom, cannot satiate her soul, but, stirred alike by the boy and the gifts, she gazes and takes fire.
2 Then indeed, hapless and dismayed by doom, Dido prays for death, and is weary of gazing on the arch of heaven.
3 Meanwhile Aeneas and his fleet in unwavering track now held mid passage, and cleft the waves that blackened under the North, looking back on the city that even now gleams with hapless Elissa's funeral flame.
4 Retreating hastily, and tripped on the altars that meet him behind, the hapless man goes down on his head and shoulders.
5 But when his hapless sister knew afar the whistling wings of the Fury, Juturna unbinds and tears her tresses, with rent face and smitten bosom.
6 Thus spoke my prophetic soul, as, torn by remorse, horror, and despair, I beheld those I loved spend vain sorrow upon the graves of William and Justine, the first hapless victims to my unhallowed arts.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) ShelleyGet Context In Chapter 8
7 I heard of the discovery of the American hemisphere and wept with Safie over the hapless fate of its original inhabitants.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) ShelleyGet Context In Chapter 13
8 I told her that I believed she had given me a faithful account of herself, and that we had both been hapless instruments in designing hands.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensGet Context In CHAPTER 32. THE BEGINNING OF A LONG JOURNEY
9 The first generous impulse of Duncan was to rush to the rescue of the hapless wretch; but he felt himself bound to the spot by the iron grasp of the immovable scout.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperGet Context In CHAPTER 7
10 The crowd without gave way, and several warriors entered the place, bringing with them the hapless conjurer, who had been left so long by the scout in duress.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperGet Context In CHAPTER 27
11 Dantes from his rocky perch saw the shattered vessel, and among the fragments the floating forms of the hapless sailors.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasGet Context In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.