Zigzag Journeys in Northern Lands: The Rhine to the Arctic; a Summer Trip of the Zigzag Club Through Holland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden

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Estes and Lauriat, 1884 - Adventure stories - 320 pages
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Page 157 - floor, From the right and the left, from behind and before, From within and without, from above and below, And all at once to the bishop they go. 'They have whetted their teeth against the stones ; And now they pick the bishop's bones : They gnawed the flesh from every limb ; For they were sent to do judgment on him
Page 37 - What's the matter ? Macd. Confusion now hath made his masterpiece. Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope the Lord's anointed temple and stole thence the life o' the building. Macb. What is 't you say ? the life
Page 267 - and Simonides Bore off the prize of verse from his compeers, When each had numbered more than fourscore years. And Theophrastus, at fourscore and ten, Had but begun his Characters of Men. Chaucer, at Woodstock with the nightingales, At sixty wrote the Canterbury Tales ; Goethe at Weimar, toiling to the last, Completed Faust when eighty years were past.
Page 156 - his eyes: Hut soon a scream made him arise: He started, and saw two eyes of flame On his pillow, from whence the screaming came. ' He listened and looked : it was only the cat:
Page 295 - His Gideon shall arise for thee, God's Word and people manfully, In God's own time, defending. "Our hope is sure in Jesus' might; Against themselves the godless fight, Themselves, not us, distressing; Shame and contempt their lot shall be ; God is with us, with him are we : To us belongs his blessing.
Page 156 - 11 go to my tower on the Rhine," replied he ; "'T is the safest place in Germany : The walls are high, and the shores are steep, And the stream is strong, and the water deep." ' Bishop Hatto fearfully hastened away. And he crossed the Rhine without delay, And reached his tower, and barred with care All windows, doors, and loopholes there. ' He laid him down and closed his eyes:
Page 292 - Be not dismayed, thou little flock, Although the foe's fierce battle-shock, Loud on all sides, assail thee. Though o'er thy fall they laugh secure, Their triumph cannot long endure ; Let not thy courage fail thee.
Page 82 - disturb myself and work unceasingly in this world, exposing myself to all sorts of vexations, if I had not the feeling that I must do my duty for God's sake ? If I did not believe in a Divine order, which has destined this German nation for something good and great, I would at once give up the business of a diplomatist.
Page 261 - Hark, while I sing ! our village clock The hour of four, good sirs, has struck. Four seasons crown the farmer's care; — Thy heart with equal toil prepare ! Up, up ! awake, nor slumber on ! The morn approaches, night is gone! Thank God, who by his power and might Has watched and kept us through
Page 82 - I owe the firmness which I have shown for ten years against all possible absurdities only to my decided faith. Take from me this faith, and you take from me my fatherland. If I were not a

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