Zoroaster (Google eBook)

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Macmillan and Co., 1885 - Fiction - 290 pages
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Page 292 - is so remarkable a book as to be certain of as wide a popularity as any of its predecessors. The keenest interest for most readers will lie in its demonstration of the latest revelations of hypnotic science. ... It is a romance of singular daring and power.
Page 294 - Dr. Claudius'* is surprisingly good, coming after a story of so much merit as "Mr. Isaacs." The hero is a magnificent specimen ol humanity, and sympathetic readers will be fascinated by his chivalrous wooing of the beautiful American countess. Boston Traveller. ZOROASTER. The novel opens with a magnificent description of the march of the Babylonian court to...
Page 295 - Altogetlier an admirable piece of art worked in the spirit of a thorough artist. Every reader of cultivated tastes will find it a book prolific in entertainment of the most refined description, and to all such we commend it heartily.
Page 291 - ... interest of faithful historic accuracy, and in charm of style. The ' new Italy ' is strikingly revealed in ' Don Orsino.' " Boston Budget. ' ' We are inclined to regard the book as the most ingenious of all Mr. Crawford's fictions. Certainly it is the best novel of the season." Evening Bulletin. SANT' ILARIO. A Sequel to "Saracinesca.
Page 289 - Nehushta's head fell forward on the high priest's breast, and her arms clasped him wildly as his clasped her. " Oh, Zoroaster, my beloved, my beloved ! Say not any more that I am unfaithful, for I have been faithful even unto death, and I shall be with you beyond the stars for ever...
Page 212 - ... sacred fire, he began slowly and in a voice muffled by the bandage he wore, to recite the beginning of the sacrificial hymn : " Best of all goods is purity. G-lory, glory to him Who is best and purest in purity. For he who ruleth from purity, he abideth according to the will of the Lord. The All- Wise giveth gifts for the works which man doeth in the world for the Lord. He who protecteth the poor giveth the kingdom to...
Page 278 - Fly, fly, beloved mistress," she cried; " the devils of the mountains are upon us they cover the hills they are closing every entrance the people in the lower palace are all slain." " Where is Zoroaster?" " He is in the temple with the priests by this time he is surely slain he could know of nothing that is going on fly, fly!
Page 284 - But Nehushta took his hand in hers, and gazed into his calm eyes. " Knowest thou not, Zoroaster, that I would rather die with thee than live with any other? I swear to thee, by the God of my fathers, I will not leave thee!" "There is no more time!" cried the Syrian maid. " There is no more time! Ye are all dead men! Behold, they are breaking down the doors!" As she spoke, the noise of some heavy mass striking against the bronze gates echoed like thunder through the temple, and at each blow a chorus...
Page 283 - Go thou, and save thyself," he said kindly. "I will not go. If it be the will of the All- Wise that I perish, I will perish before this altar. Go thou quickly, and save thyself while there is yet time.
Page 187 - I am," whereby a man knows himself from other men, and with which there is an intelligence of lower but none of higher things ; the sixth is that...

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