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Aesernia Aletrium Anician answered Arian Arpinum asked Basil Aurelia bade beauty began Belisarius Bessas Byzantium Campania Casinum Chorsoman church commander countenance cried Cumae deacon Leander dear Decius Deodatus dread entered evil exclaimed Basil eyes face father fear Felix fell Gaudiosus gazed glance Gothic maiden Goths Greek hand head hear heard heart Heliodora hither holy hope horse hour Italy journey Justinian king knew lady length lips listener live look lord Basil lord Marcian Marcian Matasuntha matter Maximus mind monk morning murmured Muscula Neapolis never night noble once passed passion Pelagius Petronilla portico Praeneste Ravenna replied rode Roman Rome Sagaris scarce seemed servant silence Sisinnius slaves smile soon soul speak spoke stood suffered summoned Surrentum talk tell Theodahad things thought told Totila truth turned uttered Venantius Veranilda villa voice wait whilst whispered woman words
Page 303 - Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house : thy children like olive plants round about thy table, 4 Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord.
Page vi - DR. WILLIAM BARRY in The Bookman : " Fine workmanship . It belongs emphatically to literature, and it cannot fail to give pleasure." MR. FREDERIC HARRISON says : " I judge it to be far the most important book which George Gissing ever produced. . I think these pages contain his best and most original work.
Page 41 - Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you : for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light.
Page 303 - Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walketh in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.
Page 220 - Vere dignum et justum est, aequum et salutare, nos tibi semper et ubique gratias agere : Domine sancte, Pater omnipotens, aeterne Deus : per Christum, Dominum nostrum.
Page ii - The sustained excellence of the writing in this volume will surprise even his admirers. The pages that describe natural beauties of scene or of season are the finest that have been written lately. . . . The volume is a great treat. It is the revelation of a deeply interesting personality, and it is expressed in the prose of admirable strength and beauty.
Page 287 - O lux, beata Trinitas, et principals Unitas, Jam sol recedit igneus ; infunde lumen cordibus. Te mane laudum carmine, te deprecemur vesperi, Te nostra supples gloria per cuncta laudet saecula.
Page 304 - In the innermost parts of thy house ; Thy children like olive plants, Round about thy table. Behold, thus shall the man be blessed That feareth the Lord.
Page 149 - For some minutes silence continued ; then Decius, a roll in his hand, stepped to his kinsman's side and indicated with his finger a passage of the manuscript. What Basil read might be rendered thus : 'I am hateful to myself. For though born to do something worthy of a man, I am now not only incapable of action, but even of thought.