The Heidenmauer: Or, The Benedictines. A Legend of the Rhine, Band 1

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Carey & Lea, 1832 - 919 Seiten
 

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Seite 222 - By the apostle Paul, shadows to-night Have struck more terror to the soul of Richard, Than can the substance of ten thousand soldiers, Armed in proof, and led by shallow Richmond.
Seite 66 - I'll never Be such a gosling to obey instinct, but stand, As if a man were author of himself And knew no other kin.
Seite 141 - And the gray habit lying by to shroud Her beauty and grace. When on her knees she fell, Entering the solemn place of consecration, And from the latticed gallery came a chant Of psalms, most saint-like, most angelical, Verse after verse sung out how holily, The strain returning, and still, still returning, Methought it acted like a spell upon her, And she was casting off her earthly dross ; Yet was it sad as sweet, and, ere it closed, Came like a dirge. When her fair head was shorn, And the long tresses...

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