Thalaba the destroyer

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Surprisingly good. The verse isn't anything to write home about, but there's an enjoyable story in there; kind of an Arabian Nights thing with a splash of Conan the Barbarian. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Seite 257 - And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there. But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and Satyrs shall dance there. And the wild beasts of the islands...
Seite 220 - My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away; Which are blackish by reason of the ice, and wherein the snow is hid: What time they wax warm, they vanish: when it is hot, they are consumed out of their place.
Seite 241 - And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.
Seite 272 - 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...
Seite 102 - Why blush ye, love, to give to me your hand, The pledge of all our band? Sing, ye sweet Angels, Alleluia sing, That all the woods may answer, and your echo ring.
Seite 217 - And it came to pass, as they Were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha : and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.
Seite 124 - 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.
Seite 249 - Halboub, only they seemed to be more in number and less in size. They came several times in a direction close upon us, that is, I believe, within less than two miles.
Seite 9 - The desert circle spreads, Like the round ocean, girdled with the sky. How beautiful is night ! Who, at this untimely hour, Wanders o'er the desert sands ? No station is in view, Nor palm-grove, islanded amid the waste.
Seite 229 - In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet} and their cauls and their round tires like the moon...

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