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Theophilus Barrois, 1807
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Page 174 - Avaunt ! and quit my sight ! let the earth hide thee ! Thy bones are marrowless, thy blood is cold ; Thou hast no speculation in those eyes Which thou dost glare with.
Page 85 - ... was half exposed. The weapon's point rested upon her left breast : and, oh ! that was such a breast ! The moon-beams darting full upon it enabled the monk to observe its dazzling whiteness : his eye dwelt with insatiable avidity upon the beauteous orb : a sensation till then unknown filled his heart with a mixture of anxiety and delight ; a raging fire shot through every limb ; the blood boiled in his veins, and a thousand wild wishes bewildered his imagination. " Hold ! " he cried, in an hurried,...
Page 236 - ... youth has the right of consigning them to the grave. His own lips have made over to me his body and his soul ; never will I give back his promise, never shall he know a night devoid of terror, unless he engages to collect my mouldering bones, and deposit them in the family vault of his Andalusian Castle. Then let thirty masses be said for the repose of my spirit, and I trouble this world no more. Now let me depart. Those flames are scorching.
Page 5 - Her features were hidden by a thick veil ; but struggling through the crowd had deranged it sufficiently to discover a neck which, for symmetry and beauty, might have vied with the Medicean Venus. It was of the most dazzling whiteness, and received additional charms from being shaded by the tresses of her long fair hair, which descended in ringlets to her waist. Her figure was rather below than above the middle size : it was light and airy as that of an Hamadryad.
Page 2 - Only, this one : lord Angelo is precise ; Stands at a guard ' with envy ; scarce confesses That his blood flows, or that his appetite Is more to bread than stone : hence shall we see, If power change purpose, what our seemers be.
Page 50 - What beauty in that countenance ! ' he continued, after a silence of some minutes; 'how graceful is the turn of that head ! What sweetness, yet what majesty in her divine eyes! How softly her cheek reclines upon her hand ! Can the rose vie with the blush of that cheek ? Can the lily rival the whiteness of that hand ? Oh, if such a creature existed, and existed but for me ! Were I permitted to twine round my fingers those golden ringlets, and press with my lips the treasures of that snowy bosom...
Page 3 - The women came to show themselves the men, to see the women : some were attracted by curiosity to hear an orator so celebrated ; some came, because they had no better means of employing their time till the play began ; some, from being assured that it would be impossible to find places in the church ; and one half of Madrid was brought thither by expecting to meet the other half.
Page 232 - I have no friend in the world, and from the restlessness of my destiny, I never can acquire one. Fain would I lay down my miserable life, for I envy those who enjoy the quiet of the grave ; but death eludes me, and flies from my embrace. In vain do I throw myself in the way of danger. I plunge into the ocean ; the waves throw me back with abhorrence upon the shore : I rush into...
Page 232 - God has set his seal upon me, and all his creatures respect this fatal mark.' He put his hand to the velvet which was bound round his forehead. There was in his eyes an expression of fury, despair, and malevolence, that struck horror to my very soul. An involuntary convulsion made me shudder. The stranger perceived it ' Such is the curse imposed on me,' he continued ; ' I am doomed to inspire all who look on me with terror and detestation.
Page 218 - I shuddered without knowing wherefore ; cold dews poured down my forehead, and my hair stood bristling with alarm. Suddenly I heard slow and heavy steps ascending the staircase By an involuntary movement I started up in my bed, and drew back the curtain. A single rush-light, which glimmered upon the hearth, shed a faint gleam through the apartment, which was hung with tapestry. The door was thrown open with violence. A figure entered, and drew near my bed with solemn measured steps. With trembling...

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