Thalaba the Destroyer, Volume 2

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809
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Page 89 - He found a Woman in the cave, A solitary Woman, Who by the fire was spinning, And singing as she spun. The pine boughs were cheerfully blazing, And her face was bright with the flame; Her face was as a Damsel's face, And yet her hair was grey.
Page 71 - For the man whom the king delighteth to honour, let the royal apparel be brought which the king useth to wear, and the horse that the king rideth upon, and the crown royal which is set upon his head: and let this apparel and horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king's most noble princes, that they may array the man withal whom the king delighteth to honour...
Page 167 - Go thy way, weigh me the weight of the fire, or measure me the blast of the wind, or call me again the day that is past.
Page 91 - And up she raised her bright blue eyes, And sweetly she smiled on him, And he conceived no ill; And round and round his right hand, And round and round his left, He wound the thread so fine. And then again the Woman spake, And still her speech was song, 'Now thy strength, O Stranger, strain! Now then break the slender chain.
Page 115 - Conscience ! . . . Poor plodding Priests and preaching Friars may make Their hollow pulpits and the empty aisles Of churches ring with that round word : but we, That draw the subtile and more piercing air In that sublimed region of a court, Know all is good we make so, and go on Secured by the prosperity of our crimes.
Page 250 - And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Page 91 - Yet was it so wonderously thin, That, save when it shone in the light, You might look for it closely in vain. The youth sate watching it, And she observed his wonder, And then again she spake, And still her speech was song;
Page 213 - For take thy ballaunce,' if thou be so wise, And weigh the winde that under heaven doth blow; Or weigh the light that in the east doth rise ; Or weigh the thought that from mans mind doth flow: But if the weight of these thou canst not show, Weigh but one word which from thy lips doth fall: For how canst thou those greater secrets know, That doest not know the least thing of them all ? Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
Page 86 - ... and bold excrescences, and spend itself in leaves and little rings, and afford but trifling clusters to the winepress, and a faint return to his heart, which longed to be refreshed with a full vintage : but when the lord of the vine had caused the dressers to cut the wilder plant, and...
Page 158 - ... from ^east to west, except men and genii. Then they press the earth on the corpse, which is gnawed and stung till the resurrection by ninety-nine dragons, with seven heads each ; or, as others say, their sins will become venomous beasts, the grievous ones stinging...

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