The Epicurean: A Tale

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1827 - 332 pagine
 

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Pagina 319 - 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 42 - Even already ruin was visible around her. The sands of the Libyan desert were gaining upon her like a sea ; and there, among solitary columns and sphinxes, already half sunk from sight, Time seemed to stand waiting, till all that now flourished around him should fall beneath his desolating hand, like the rest.
Pagina 43 - Babylon, but from cities still farther removed from the festal scene. As I approached the island I could see, glittering through the trees on the bank, the lamps of the pilgrims hastening to the ceremony. Landing in the direction which those lights pointed out, I soon joined the crowd ; and, passing through a long alley of sphinxes, whose spangling...
Pagina 266 - The glimpses of a coming redemption, visible even through the wrath of Heaven ; — the long series of prophecy through which this hope runs, burning and alive, like a spark along a chain ; — the slow and merciful preparation of the hearts of mankind for the great trial of their faith and obedience that was at hand, not only by miracles that appealed to the living, but by prophecies launched into the future to carry conviction to the yet unborn ; — " through all these glorious and beneficent...
Pagina 118 - 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 of heaven and earth, which would have been
Pagina 75 - This terrible track, To live, or to die, But ne'er to look back ; "You, who aspire To be purified there By the terrors of Fire...
Pagina 16 - ... upon the idea that had long haunted me, and this picture of what I was to be now associated itself constantly with the sunniest aspect of what I was. The memory of the dream now recurred to me more livelily than ever.
Pagina 64 - ... now, like the beautiful enchantress Rhodope, I saw her rise from out the pyramid in which she had dwelt for ages, — " Fair Rhodope*, as story tells, The bright unearthly nymph, who dwells 'Mid sunless gold and jewels hid, The Lady of the Pyramid...
Pagina 50 - Every plant and tree, ¡ consecrated to death, from the asphodel- flower to the mystic plantain, lends its sweetness or shadow to this place of tombs; and the only noise that disturbs its eternal calm, is the low humming sound of the priests at prayer, when a new inhabitant is added to the Silent City.
Pagina 146 - Even the nimble lizards upon the bank appeared to move more languidly, as the light fell upon their gold and azure hues. Overcome as I was with watching, and weary with thought, it was not long before I yielded to the becalming influence of the hour. Looking fixedly at the...

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