The Unicorn: A Mythological Investigation

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Longmans, Green and Company, 1881 - 97 pages

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Page 40 - Less than archangel ruined, and the excess Of glory obscured ; as when the sun, new risen, Looks through the horizontal misty air Shorn of his beams, or from behind the moon, In dim eclipse, disastrous twilight sheds On half the nations, and with fear of change Perplexes monarchs.
Page 77 - Like as a lyon whose imperiall powre A prowd rebellious unicorn defyes, T' avoide the rash assault and wrathful stowre Of his fiers foe, him to a tree applyes, And when him ronning in full course he spyes, He slips aside ; the whiles that furious beast His precious home, sought of his enimyes, Strikes in the stocke, ne thence can be releast, But to the mighty victor yields a bounteous feast.
Page 63 - As when in heaven the stars about the moon Look beautiful, when all the winds are laid, And every height comes out, and jutting peak And valley, and the immeasurable heavens Break open to their highest, and all the stars Shine, and the Shepherd gladdens in his heart...
Page 83 - And they shall build houses, and inhabit them ; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. They shall not build, and another inhabit ; they shall not plant, and another eat ; for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
Page 14 - Late late yestreen I saw the new moone, Wi the auld moone in hir arme, And I feir, I feir, my deir master, That we will cum to harme.
Page 77 - The friend of D'Ambois, before fierce L'Anou ; Which D'Ambois seeing, as I once did see In my young travels through Armenia, An angry unicorn in his full career Charge with too swift a foot a jeweller That...
Page 62 - Like as I die and rise to life again, so you also shall rise again when you die ; " but the hare went to men and said, " Like as I die, and do not rise again, so...
Page 1 - Some have made doubt whether there be any such Beast, as this, or no. But the great esteeme of his Home (in many places to be seene) may take away that needelesse scruple.
Page 36 - Ulphus's horn of ivory ; an inscription in Latin upon the horn states that Ulphus, prince of the western parts of Deira, originally gave it to the church of St. Peter, together with all his lands and revenues. Henry Lord Fairfax at last restored the horn to the church, when it had been lost or conveyed away. The dean and chapter decorated it anew, AD, 1675.

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