The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore, Volume 10

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Pagina 117 - Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery ? for they say, The Lord seeth us not ; the Lord hath forsaken the earth.
Pagina 51 - Isis — continued harmoniously to time the cadence of their feet; while others, at every step, shook a small chain of silver, whose sound, mingling with those of the castanets and sistrums, produced a wild, but not unpleasing harmony.
Pagina 41 - I am all that has been, that is, and that will be ! and no man hath ever lifted my veil.
Pagina 266 - I could find no other relief to my overcharged feelings, than that of throwing myself on my knees, and, for the first time in my life, uttering a prayer, that if, indeed, there were a Being who watched over mankind, he would send down one ray of his truth into my...
Pagina 51 - Nile — that sacred flower being accounted no less welcome to the moon than the golden blossoms of the bean-flower are known to be to the sun. As they passed under the lamp, a gleam of light flashed from their bosoms, which, I could perceive, was the reflection of ia small mirror, that, in the manner of the women of the East, each of the dancers wore beneath her left shoulder.
Pagina 146 - ... the green bank, or floated, like living silver, over the flood. The flowers, too, both of land and water, looked freshly awakened ; — and, most of all, the superb lotus, which had risen with the sun from the wave, and was now holding up her chalice for a full draught of his light.
Pagina 258 - was the mediator, promised through all time, to 'make reconciliation for iniquity,' to change death into life, and bring 'healing on his wings' to a darkened world. Such was the last crowning dispensation of that God of benevolence, in whose hands sin and death are but instruments of everlasting good, and who, bringing all things 'out of darkness into his marvellous light...
Pagina 122 - ... under the site upon which Memphis and the Pyramids stand, and form a counterpart under ground to that mighty city of temples upon earth. He then descended with me, still lower, into those winding crypts, where lay the Seven Tables of stone, found by Hermes in the valley of Hebron. " On these tables," said he, " is written all the knowledge of the antediluvian race, — the decrees of the stars from the beginning of time, the annals of a still earlier world, and all the marvellous secrets, both...
Pagina 146 - ... tamarisks thickened the shade, and, at the very edge of the bank, the willow of Babylon stood bending its graceful branches into the water. Occasionally, out of the depth of these groves, there shone a small temple or...

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