Frithiof's Saga: A Legend of the North

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Williams, and Norgate, 1839 - 351 Seiten
 

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Seite 269 - In that day the Lord with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
Seite 222 - Go ! if your ancient but ignoble blood Has crept through scoundrels ever since the flood, Go ! and pretend your family is young, Nor own your fathers have been fools so long. What can ennoble sots, or slaves, or cowards ? Alas ! not all the blood of all the Howards. Look next on greatness ; say where greatness lies? " Where but among the heroes and the wise...
Seite 225 - It was the lark, the herald of the morn, No nightingale ; look, love, what envious streaks Do lace the severing clouds in yonder east. Night's candles are burnt out...
Seite 222 - Th' enormous faith of many made for one; That proud exception to all Nature's laws, T' invert the world, and counter-work its cause ? Force first made conquest, and that conquest, law ; Till superstition taught the tyrant awe. Then...
Seite 222 - ... I'll tell you, friend! a wise man and a fool. You'll find, if once the monarch acts the monk, Or, cobbler-like, the parson will be drunk, Worth makes the man, and want of it, the fellow; The rest is all but leather or prunella.
Seite 220 - The work is no sooner begun, than one of the family, selected on purpose, advances to a seat near the lamp, and commences the evening lecture, which generally consists of some old saga, or such other histories as are to be obtained on the island.
Seite 245 - The body of the prince lay in a reclining posture, on a sheet of pure gold, extending from head to foot, and another sheet of gold, of the like dimensions, was spread over him. He was wrapt in a rich mantle, bordered with gold and studded with rubies and emeralds. His head, neck, breast and arms naked, and without any ornament. In the lesser vault lay the princess, distinguished by her female ornaments. She was placed reclining against the wall, with a gold chain of many links, set with rubies, round...
Seite 143 - On thy ship pitch no tent ; in no house shalt thou sleep : in the hall who our friends ever knew ? On his shield sleeps the Viking, his sword in his hand, and for tent has yon heaven the blue.
Seite 245 - The body of the prince lay in a reclining position upon a sheet of pure gold extending from head to foot, and another sheet of gold of the like dimensions was spread over him. He was wrapt in a rich mantle, bordered with gold and studded with rubies and emeralds ; his head, neck, breast and arms naked and without ornament.

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