Gabrielle; or, Pictures of a reign, Volume 1

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Page 284 - Can such things be, And overcome us like a summer cloud, Without our special wonder?
Page 271 - Benares, and in other places, wear very thin plates of gold, called ticas, slightly fixed by way of ornament between their eye-brows; and when they pass through the streets, it is not uncommon for the youthful libertines, who amuse themselves with training...
Page 307 - Hurlewaynes meyne. Contin. of Canterb. Tales, 1. 8. This obscure phrase, I think, may be understood to relate to a particular set of ghostly apparitions, which were used to run about the country at night, and were called in French La mesgnie de Hellequin or Harlequin. The fullest account that I have seen of them is in " L'histoire de Richard sans paour, Due de Normandie, qui fulfils de Robert le Diable.
Page 153 - ... it received quickly a cruel impression of that wonderful passion which to be defined is impossible, because no words reach to the strange nature of it; they only know it which inwardly feel it; it is called love.
Page 137 - Cour des miracles, par une serenade, et par des postures si plaisantes, que tous les spectateurs avouèrent que dans le balet il n'y avoit point de plus facétieuse entrée. » (Ibid., I, p. 512.) i. La Gourdes miracles forme la XIV...
Page 29 - Ah ! hush that lute's persuasive tone, By thee too sweetly taught to feign : Its melody is sound alone, And truth avoids the fatal strain. One who has known thy scorn too well, Thy lays of falsehood would reprove ; Even from the grave she comes to tell How harsh a foe thou art to Love...
Page 71 - D'un double cadenas font fermer les boutiques; Que, retire chez lui, le paisible marchand Va revoir ses billets et compter son argent; Que dans le Marche-Neuf tout est calme et tranquille, Les voleurs a 1'instant s'emparent de la ville. Le bois le plus funeste et le moins frequente Est, au prix de Paris, un lieu de surete.
Page 256 - ... foal, and returns despairing with piercing cries, equals not my anguish ; 22. Nor that of a widow, with snowy locks, whose mourning never ceases for her nine children, of whom nothing remains, but what the tomb has concealed. 23. Such is our fate! This day and the morrow, and the morning after them, are pledges in the hand of destiny for events of which we have no knowledge.
Page 307 - The belief of such apparitions was certainly of great antiquity in Normandy, as they are mentioned by Ordericus Vitalis, under the title offamilia Herlechini, in a most extraordinary story related by him, L.
Page 260 - As she strolled along a crowd of mournful images presented themselves to her mind : " Alas," she sighed, " yon lotus, reclining its drooping head on the waves that sustain it may perish before another sun shall rise, but, beside it, ready to burst its fragile bonds, is a young bud in whose fragrant beauty it will be renewed ; but, when I am cold in the sleep of eternity where will be the sweet flower that should renew to Hemaja the image of his...

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