He was the voice of God talking into men's ears; and the music of that low, quiet voice thrilled and thralled their hearts.
This the sure instinct of his art taught him he might not do, since those tales which held them thralled were not for such as she.
The Purple Emperor aroma—the Belinda magic—held him thralled.
Now was I under the spell of that ancient life which had held him thralled to his very end.
Old English þræl "bondman, serf, slave," from Old Norse þræll "slave, servant," probably from Proto-Germanic *thrakhilaz, literally "runner," from root *threh- "to run" (cf. Old High German dregil "servant," properly "runner;" Old English þrægan, Gothic þragjan "to run").