Contarini Fleming. Alroy. Romances

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Page 39 - Trust in him at all times ; ye people, pour out your heart before him : God is a refuge for us.
Page 41 - Sing, O heavens ; and be joyful, O earth ; and break forth into singing, O mountains : for the Lord hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.
Page 113 - And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place.
Page 165 - Cardinal de Retz, the Life of Richelieu, everything about Napoleon : read works of that kind. Strelamb shall prepare you a list. Read no history, nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
Page 284 - Among the other spectacles of rare and stupendous luxury was a tree of gold and silver spreading into eighteen large branches, on which, and on the lesser boughs, sat a variety of birds made of the same precious metals, as well as the leaves of the tree. While the machinery affected spontaneous motions, the several birds warbled their natural harmony. Through this scene of magnificence the Greek ambassador was led by the vizier to the foot of the caliph's throne.
Page 171 - ... the course of the last three months, not in war, " upwards of four thousand of my acquaintance," with the self-possession of a morning visit.
Page 317 - And where are they? and where art thou, My country? On thy voiceless shore The heroic lay is tuneless now, The heroic bosom beats no more ! And must thy lyre, so long divine, Degenerate into hands like mine?
Page 264 - I felt all my energies. I walked up and down the hall in a phrensy of ambition, and I thirsted for action. There seemed to me no achievement of which I was not capable, and of which I was not ambitious. In imagination I shook thrones and founded empires.
Page 171 - Street to a little ferocious-looking, shrivelled, care-worn man, plainly dressed, with a brow covered with wrinkles, and a countenance clouded with anxiety and thought. I entered the shed-like divan of the kind and comparatively insignificant Kalio Bey with a feeling of awe ; I seated myself on the divan of the Grand Vizier (' who,' the Austrian Consul observed, ' has destroyed in the course of the last three months,' not in war, ' upwards of four thousand of my acquaintance ') with the self-possession...
Page 241 - Circumstances are beyond the control of man ; but his conduct is in his own power. The great event is as sure as that I am now penning this prophecy of its occurrence. With...

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