Thalaba the Destroyer: A Rhythmical Romance, Volume 1

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T.B. Wait, and Charles Williams, 1812

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Page 68 - Let the royal apparel be brought which the king useth to wear, and the horse that the king rideth upon, and the crown royal which is set upon his head...
Page 243 - And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Page 242 - I had suffered in the first instance, and the second, and the third, and the fourth, and the fifth ; and...
Page 84 - Now twine it round thy hands I say, Now twine it round thy hands I pray; My thread is small, my thread is fine, But he must be A stronger than thee, Who can break this thread of mine !
Page 173 - I can remember, with unsteady feet Tottering from room to room, and finding pleasure In flowers, and toys, and sweetmeats, things which long Have lost their power to please ; which, when I see them. Raise only now a melancholy wish, I were the little trifler once again Who could be pleased so lightly ! THALABA Then you know not Your Father's art ? LAILA No.
Page 210 - Or weigh the thought that from mans mind doth flow But if the weight of these thou canst not show, Weigh but one word which from thy lips doth fall : For how canst thou those greater secrets know, That doest not know the least thing of them all ? Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
Page 82 - He found a Woman in the cave, A solitary Woman, Who by the fire was spinning, And singing as she spun. The pine boughs were cheerfully blazing, And her face was bright with the flame ; Her face was as a Damsel's face, And yet her hair was grey. She bade him welcome with a smile, And still continued spinning, And singing as she spun. . . . The thread...
Page 22 - ... along, it would expand itself at certain intervals, over more than two or three acres of the adjacent mountains. The atmosphere, from the beginning of the evening, had been remarkably thick and hazy ; and the dew, as they felt it on the bridles of their horses, was very clammy and unctuous.
Page 99 - But that he had found a way to rid himself of this evil by eating some of the earth out of the vampire's grave, and rubbing himself with his blood. This precaution...
Page 14 - That never from that most melodious bird, Singing a love-song to his brooding mate, Did Thracian shepherd by the grave Of Orpheus hear a sweeter melody, Though there the Spirit of the Sepulchre All his own power infuse, to swell The incense that he loves.

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