Thalaba the destroyer: a rhythmical romance (Google eBook)

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T.B. Wait, and Charles Williams, 1812
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Page 137 - My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away; '" which are blackish by reason of the ice, and wherein the snow is hid. " What time they wax warm, they vanish; when it is hot, they are consumed out of their place.
Page 155 - In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon, the chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers, the bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs...
Page 7 - How beautiful is night ! A dewy freshness fills the silent air, No mist obscures, nor cloud, nor speck, nor stain, Breaks the serene of heaven : In full-orbed glory yonder moon divine Rolls through the dark blue depths. Beneath her steady ray, The desert circle spreads, Like the round ocean, girdled with the sky ; How beautiful is night...
Page 202 - If thou at all take thy neighbour's raiment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it unto him by that the sun goeth down : for that is his covering only, it is his raiment for his skin : wherein shall he sleep ? and it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.
Page 222 - ... majestic slowness ; at intervals we thought they were coming in a very few minutes to overwhelm us ; and small quantities of sand did actually more than once reach us. Again they would retreat so as to be almost out of sight, their tops reaching to the very clouds.
Page 256 - I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the Lord of Hosts.
Page 216 - I cast (as I believed) a last look on the surrounding scene, and whilst I reflected on the awful change that was about to take place, this world, with its enjoyments, seemed to vanish from my recollection.
Page 215 - I found my horse devouring the stubble and brushwood with great avidity ; and as I was now too faint to attempt walking, and my horse too much fatigued to carry me, I thought it but an act of humanity, and perhaps the last I should ever...
Page 131 - And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men ; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha : and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha. he revived, and stood up on his feet.
Page 119 - Oh ! even with such a look, as fables say, The Mother Ostrich fixes on her egg, Till that intense affection Kindle its light of life, * Even in such deep and breathless tenderness Oneiza's soul is centred on the youth...

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