Gondez, the monk (Google eBook)

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Page 117 - The armourers accomplishing the knights, With clink of hammers closing rivets up, Give dreadful note of preparation; while some Like sacrifices, by their fires of watch, With patience sit, and inly ruminate The morning's danger.
Page 196 - Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards yawn, and hell itself breathes out Contagion to this world : now could I drink hot blood, And do such bitter business as the day Would quake to look on.
Page iv - I siug indeed of these; For what, but Corridors and owls so sage, Convents, and monks whose hairs are sear'd with age, Maidens in love, that in drear dungeons mope, Caverns, where witches give their art full scope, Forests, where robbers bid the traveller halt, And damsels who defy the dire assault, What would ye more to please...
Page iv - Turrets so dreary, haunted by sage owls, Convents inhabited by monks in cowls, Rich monasteries filled with moping maids, Caverns enchanted by weird witching jades, Forests infested by fierce ruffian crews, And damsels who the baron's wish refuse, I...
Page 198 - ... the enhorror'd Avinzo was able to discern a stream of blood, that gushed from the indented wound in the side of the brass figure, . of the crucified Redeemer ; three large drops of which had fallen upon and stained his hand; the owl at that moment more dismally hooted, and the black raven rung a screeching peal that reverberated through every aile of the spacious edifice.
Page 93 - ... ever pictured to the mind, each with glaring and sunken eyes bent upon his person. Twined within the hair of each, which was lank, coarse, and of a- raven black, was the shrivelled carcase of a poisonous adder; their visages were long, thin, loathsome and cadaverous, from each of...
Page 94 - Their breasts were totally bared and of a tawney hue, be'ng but a loose shrivelled covering to their projecting bones. Their arms were uncovered, and their fingers peculiarly long, each nail of which was black and pointed like an eagle's talon. Around the loins of each was a filthy jagged covering, leaving from the knees downward, quite bare : their legs were but crooked bones, thinly covered, and their feet grimed and skinny. In the hand of the one was the branch of an yew, the other grasped a deadly...
Page 93 - ... protruded a nose, skinny and pointed at the extremity ; their mouths from which projected sharp teeth, were hideously wide ; their lips were thin and black, while the grizzly hairs that grew around, produced the appearance of a masculine beard. Their breasts were totally bared and of a tawney hue, be'ng but a loose shrivelled covering to their projecting bones. Their arms were uncovered, and their fingers peculiarly long, each nail of which was black and pointed like an eagle's talon. Around...

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