Chambers's Pocket Miscellany, Volume 12

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W. and R. Chambers, 1854

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Page 4 - found, For always snails near sweetest fruit abound. I seized the vermin; home I quickly sped, And on the hearth the milk-white embers spread : Slow crawled the snail, and if I right can spell, In the soft ashes marked a curious L. Oh ! may this wondrous omen lucky prove, For L is found in Lubberkin and Love.
Page 69 - Which God of all his works Created hugest that swim the ocean stream. Him haply slumbering on the Norway foam, The pilot of some small night-founder
Page 69 - seamen tell, With fixed anchor in his scaly rind, Moors by his side under the lee.' . According to Norwegian writers, the kraken appears
Page 6 - and gone to-morrow, And we are dead in an hour. The moon shines bright, and the stars give a light, A little before it is day; So God bless you all, both great and small, And send you a joyful May !
Page 156 - Hedjra, the most sacred place of the mosque, is a place called El Rodha, or the Garden, pointed out by Mohammed in the words : ' Between my tomb and my pulpit is a garden of the gardens of Paradise.' Excepting as regards the flowers painted upon the columns of the
Page 8 - bent in his hand, a sheaf of arrows at his girdle, and a bugle-horn depending from a baldrick of light blue tarantine, embroidered with silver ; he had also a sword and a dagger, the hilts of both being richly embossed with gold. Fabian, a page, as Little John, walked at his right hand ; and Cecil
Page 86 - retractation of their errors. Neither the view of the flames kindled to consume them, nor the ignominy of the gibbet, nor the terrors of the sword, could shake their invincible but ill-placed constancy, or induce them to abandon tenets that appeared dearer to them than life and all its enjoyments.
Page 3 - country apes the manners and amusements of the town, and little is heard of May-day at present, except from the lamentations of authors, who sigh after it from among the brick-walls of the city.' It is not unworthy of notice, that the late Dr
Page 8 - of the same colour; each of them carried a bugle-horn attached to a baldrick of silk, which he sounded as he passed the barrier. After them came Peter Lanaret, the baron's chief-falconer, who personified Robin Hood; he was attired in a bright grass-green tunic, fringed with gold; his hood and his hosen
Page 58 - Thomas Carlyle :—' Count Alessandro Cagliostro, pupil of the sage Althotas, foster-child of the Scherif of Mecca, probable son of the last king of Trebizond; named also Acharat, and unfortunate child of Nature ; by profession healer of diseases, abolisher of wrinkles,

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