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Pàgina 94 - What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor ? " saith the Lord God of Hosts. Moreover the Lord saith, " Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet...
Pàgina 46 - Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up ? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God is departed from me, and answereth me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams: therefore I have called thee, that thou mayest make known unto me what I shall do.
Pàgina 56 - Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? Or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, Against the day of battle and war?
Pàgina 56 - Have the gates of death been opened unto thee ? Or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?
Pàgina 324 - ... a file of soldiers began to move towards them, at a signal from the obliging messenger. Jacquin saw at once, that, in a place like this, it was ridiculous to have any thoughts of his own — that the ceremonial of the court of La Verriere was as unalterable as the laws of the Medes and the Persians. He therefore followed his conductor in silence, with Felicite clinging to his arm, and Bauldy and Nigel bringing up the rear. In the hall of audience, they found Gilles de Retz, seated at table, with...
Pàgina 379 - ... and the poor wretch (who was hanged}, it is hardly uncharitable to believe, fell a victim to the ignorance of the nineteenth century, and the stupid brutality still remaining in the criminal laws of England. The flame that does not burn, and the artificial earthquake, are well known to the readers of different little treatises on chemical recreations. The time of the story, it will be remembered, was the epoch when the glorious Virgin of DomRemi was burnt for sorcery; but the peculiar character...
Pàgina 357 - ... he not been relieved by a gush of tears. The burning drops fell upon the hand of her father; but the old man remained as calm and firm as a statue. As for the attempt upon her life it was so sudden and unlocked for, that there was no time for interference even by a cry. "All goeth well," said the Jew, when the door had shut.
Pàgina 317 - I'll prove more true Than they that have more cunning to be strange !" Such was the wooing of Bauldy. Nigel, in the meantime, who, with all his rash, daring, off-hand mode of doing business, was as clear sighted as a hawk, guessed at once what was going on ; and he took especial care to keep Houpelande out of the way. The worthy echevin, indeed, was in nowise inclined to ride in front of the waggon, where, on turning...
Pàgina 14 - This splendid warrior led on the " battle " of the king, consisting of a thousand lances, all armed to the teeth, both man and horse. The long array was closed by an Esquire of the Stable, bearing a vermilion lance, spangled with gold stars, at the head of which there hung a standard of red silk, with ornaments like those of the staff surrounding a portrait of St. Michel. After him there rolled an immense multitude of lords, knights, and bourgeois, with the peasantry, as it seemed, of the whole province;...
Pàgina 88 - Brittany, and to take his early friend with him as an ally in the adventure, if his powers of persuasion could bring it about. After some fruitless inquiries as to the probable quarter to which their comrade had retired, he at length left Bauldy, and Nigel, and Andrew, to their studies, and then returned to his own apartments, in the hope that by this time David might have found his way thither. The day, however, wore on in idle expectation, and the knight had determined, with a heavy heart, to set...

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