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Pagina 200 - And sullen Moloch fled, Hath left in shadows dread His burning idol all of blackest hue ; In vain with cymbals' ring They call the grisly king, In dismal dance about the furnace blue : The brutish gods of Nile as fast, Isis and Orus, and the dog Anubis, haste.
Pagina 199 - At the house where I was entertained, it was told me, that we should see, at midnight, the most singular sight in Ireland, which was the lighting of fires in honour of the sun. Accordingly, exactly at midnight, the fires began to appear ; and taking the advantage of going up to the leads of the house, which had a widely extended view, I saw on a radius of 30 miles, all around, the fires burning on every eminence which the country afforded.
Pagina 32 - Down in the deep the stool descends, But here, at first, we miss our ends ; She mounts again, and rages more Than ever vixen did before. So, throwing water on the fire, Will but make it burn the higher.
Pagina 223 - They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
Pagina 224 - If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, Even there shall thy hand lead me, And thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me, Even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee, But the night shineth as the day. The darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
Pagina 399 - Bacchus' blessings are a treasure, Drinking is the soldier's pleasure: Rich the treasure, Sweet the pleasure, Sweet is pleasure after pain. Soothed with the sound, the king grew vain; Fought all his battles o'er again, And thrice he routed all his foes, and thrice he slew the slain!
Pagina 115 - Her vivacity enchanted the sage, and they used to talk together with all imaginable ease. A singular instance happened one evening, when she insisted that some of Sterne's writings were very pathetic. Johnson bluntly denied it. ' I am sure,' said she, 'they have affected me.
Pagina 235 - If that is the case, my dear Tom," said the affectionate parent, " you will find a case of loaded pistols up-stairs, and a horse ready saddled in the stable, — the night is dark, and you are within half a mile of Hounslow Heath." " I understand what you mean," said Tom,
Pagina 233 - I don't want any jokes, sir," said the squire, "I hate jokes. Who are you, sir? — what are you?" "Why, sir," said Tom, " my name is Sheridan — I am staying at Lord Craven's— I have come out for some sport — I have not had any, and I am not aware that I am trespassing.