Brief Essays and Studies of Character

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Rivingtons, 1874 - 176 sider
 

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Side 67 - Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from «• following after thee, for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge. Thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God. Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried. The Lord do so to me, and more also, if aught but death part thee and me.
Side 136 - O'er other creatures : yet when I approach Her loveliness, so absolute she seems, And in herself complete, so well to know Her own, that what she wills to do or say Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best: All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded; wisdom in discourse with her D ' Loses discountenanced, and like folly shows...
Side 135 - Nature her th' inferior, in the mind And inward Faculties, which most excel, In outward also her resembling less His Image who made both, and less expressing The character of that Dominion...
Side 136 - I approach Her loveliness, so absolute she seems And in herself complete, so well to know Her own, that what she wills to do or say Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded ; wisdom in discourse with her Loses discountenanced, and like folly shows : Authority and reason on her wait, As one intended first, not after made Occasionally ; and, to consummate all, Greatness of mind and nobleness their seat Build in her loveliest, and create an awe...
Side 82 - Zenobia is perhaps the only female whose superior genius broke through the servile indolence imposed on her sex by the climate and manners of Asia.
Side 86 - Zenobia would have ill deserved her reputation had she indolently permitted the Emperor of the West to approach within a hundred miles of her capital. The fate of the East was decided in two great battles, so similar, in almost every circumstance, that we can scarcely distinguish them from each other, except by observing that the first was fought near Antioch, and the second near Emesa.
Side 135 - O'er other Creatures; yet when I approach Her loveliness, so absolute she seems And in her self complete, so well to know Her own, that what she wills to do or say, Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best; All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded, Wisdom in discourse with her Looses discountenanced, and like folly shows...
Side 85 - ... in a military habit, and sometimes marched several miles on foot at the head of the troops. The success of Odenathus was in a great measure ascribed to her incomparable prudence and fortitude. Their splendid victories over the Great King, whom they twice pursued as far as the gates of Ctesiphon, laid the foundations of their united fame and power. The armies which they commanded, and the provinces which they had saved, acknowledged not any other sovereigns than their invincible chiefs. The senate...
Side 67 - So they two went until they came to Beth-lehem. And it came to pass, when they were come to Beth-lehem, that all the city was moved about them, and they said, Is this Naomi?
Side 92 - ... its shores in safety, with the intention of passing into Persia, and claiming protection from her new allies. She had escaped from Palmyra under the shadows of evening. Miraculously eluding the vigilance of the Roman outposts, she arrived, (probably by the wonderous fleetness of the dromedary,) * in the early morning at that point of the mighty river, beneath and above which, a tunnel and a bridge were supposed to have connected the two royal palaces of Babylon, which stood on either side. But...

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