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Page 160 - Ah Love! could you and I with Fate conspire To grasp this sorry Scheme of Things entire, Would not we shatter it to bits — and then Re-mould it nearer to the Heart's Desire!
Page 309 - Twin trees whose boughs together twine, Two birds that guard one nest, We'll soon be far asunder torn As sunrise from the west. "Hearts knit in childhood's innocence, Long bound in Hymen's ties, One goes to distant battlefields, One sits at home and sighs. "Like carrier...
Page 181 - A fabulous origin was assigned worthy of their form and manners ; that the witches of Scythia, who, for their foul and deadly practices, had been driven from society, had copulated in the desert with infernal spirits; and that the Huns were the offspring of this execrable conjunction.
Page 304 - In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho : he laid the foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn, and set up the gates thereof in his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by Joshua the son of Nun,
Page 363 - Do not you set up your perversity before them. Good men are a fence ; The multitudes of the people are a wall ; Great states are screens ; Great families are buttresses ; The cherishing of virtue secures repose ; The circle of the king's relatives is a fortified wall. We must not let the fortified wall get destroyed ; We must not let the king be solitary and consumed with terrors.
Page 372 - During the journey thither no human being crossed our path, and there was not a house in sight the whole way. Five antelopes were the principal sign of life, as they hurried out of our track, and lizards, magpies, and crows, of which there were some to be seen at the start, soon disappeared. There was nothing to attract the eye beyond whirling spirals of sand and tufts of brown sage bush, while the whole landscape was earth color, save that on the lofty southern mountains there lay, as ever, the...
Page 1 - So much the geographies tell everybody; but they do not make it clear whether it is built of china, or why it is, or how long it is, or how long it has been.
Page 148 - ... gunpowder it proved a valuable protection to the country; but the time came when the very people whom the Chinese most dreaded broke through the wall and took possession of the country. Some one has written this witty description of the Great Wall : " The most important building in China is the Chinese Wall, built to keep the Tartars out. It was built at such enormous expense that the Chinese never got over it. But the Tartars did.