Varia: Readings from Rare Books (Google eBook)

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S. Low, son, and Marston, 1866 - Rare books - 341 pages
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Page 97 - Was this the face that launched a thousand ships And burnt the topless towers of Ilium ? Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss.
Page 144 - Where throngs of knights and barons bold, In weeds of peace, high triumphs hold, With store of ladies, whose bright eyes Rain influence, and judge the prize Of wit or arms, while both contend To win her grace whom all commend.
Page 101 - Cut is the branch that might have grown full straight, And burned is Apollo's laurel bough, That sometime grew within this learned man. Faustus is gone : regard his hellish fall, Whose fiendful fortune may exhort the wise Only to wonder at unlawful things, Whose deepness doth entice such forward wits To practise more than heavenly power permits.
Page 192 - They live no longer in the faith of reason! But still the heart doth need a language, still Doth the old instinct bring back the old names...
Page 267 - At the sight of a cross, or crucifix, I can dispense with my hat, but scarce with the thought or memory of my Saviour.
Page 356 - The Land and the Book ; or, Biblical Illustrations drawn from the Manners and Customs, the Scenes and the Scenery of the Holy Land. By WM THOMSON, DD, Twenty-five Years a Missionary of the ABCFM in Syria and Palestine. With two elaborate Maps of...
Page 247 - To hear her weeping by his grave ? 'Where wert thou, brother, those four days?' There lives no record of reply, Which telling what it is to die Had surely added praise to praise. From every house the neighbours met, The streets were fill'd with joyful sound, A solemn gladness even crown'd The purple brows of Olivet.
Page 97 - And I will combat with weak Menelaus, And wear thy colours on my plumed crest; Yea, I will wound Achilles in the heel, And then return to Helen for a kiss. O, thou art fairer than the evening air Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars...
Page 345 - Choice Editions of Choice Books. New Editions. Illustrated by CW Cope, RA, T. Creswick, RA, Edward Duncan, Birket Foster, JC Horsley, ARA, George Hicks, R. Redgrave, RA, C. Stonehouse, F. Tayler, George Thomas, HJ Townshend, EH Wehnert, Harrison Weir, &c. Crown 8vo. cloth, 5s. each; mor.
Page 348 - Containing as many as 74,000 references, under subjects, so as to ensure immediate reference to the books on the subject required, each giving title, price, publisher, and date. Two...

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