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Strana 60 - I was with Hercules and Cadmus once, When in a wood of Crete they bay'd the bear With hounds of Sparta: never did I hear Such gallant chiding; for, besides the groves, The skies, the fountains, every region near Seem'd all one mutual cry: I never heard So musical a discord, such sweet thunder.
Strana 127 - Lap me in soft Lydian airs, Married to immortal verse, Such as the meeting soul may pierce, In notes with many a winding bout Of linked sweetness long drawn out With wanton heed and giddy cunning, The melting voice through mazes running, Untwisting all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony; That Orpheus...
Strana 123 - The odious stranger, disguising every circumstance of time and place, assumed the mask of a martyr, a saint, and a Christian hero; and the infamous George of Cappadocia has been transformed into the renowned St. George of England, the patron of arms, of chivalry, and of the garter.
Strana 16 - Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
Strana 189 - Here hills and vales, the woodland and the plain, Here earth and water seem to strive again ; Not chaos-like together crush'd and bruis'd, But, as the world, harmoniously confus'd : Where order in variety we see, And where, though all things differ, all agree.
Strana 191 - There is an old tale goes, that Herne the hunter, Sometime a keeper here in Windsor Forest, Doth all the winter-time, at still midnight, Walk round about an oak, with great ragg'd horns ; And there he blasts the tree, and takes the cattle ; And makes milch-kine yield blood, and shakes a chain In a most hideous and dreadful manner...
Strana 231 - By wintry famine rous'd, from all the tract Of horrid mountains which the shining Alps, And wavy Apennine, and Pyrenees, Branch out stupendous into distant lands; Cruel as death, and hungry as the grave; Burning for blood; bony, and gaunt, and grim. Assembling wolves in raging troops descend; And, pouring o'er the country, bear along, Keen as the north wind sweeps the glossy snow. All is their prize.
Strana 155 - The squirrel, as before -mentioned, comes always lower, and at last leaps down to the snake, whose mouth is already wide open for its reception. . The poor little animal then with a piteous cry runs into the snake's jaws, and is swallowed at once...
Strana 89 - This ceremony also performed, a Huntsman cometh into the Hall, with a fox and a purse-net ; with a cat, both bound at the end of a staff ; and with them nine or ten couple of hounds, with the blowing of hunting homes. And the fox and cat are by the hounds set upon, and killed beneath the fire.
Strana 87 - ... some of the greatest gamesters in the field. " I was so sick of the jockeying part, that I left the crowd about the posts, and pleased myself with observing the horses, how the creatures yielded to all the arts and management of their masters ; how they took their airings in sport, and played with the daily heats, which they ran over the course before the...