Man, living, feeling man, is the easy sport of the over-mastering present.
An over-mastering desire had spurred him on; he would not give up now.
Could he have done so he would not have hesitated about telling her of his over-mastering love.
The situation was not for ordinary language; it was Homeric, over-mastering.
But the Celtic spirit—for that is what it is—is over-mastering.