Remarkable Apparitions and Ghost

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Wilson, 1848 - 64 páginas
 

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Página 8 - Ascetic, at the end of which he gives an account of the lives of the primitive Christians. Their pattern she recommended to our imitation, and said their conversation was not like this of our age; "for now," says she, "there is nothing but frothy, vain discourse, which is far different from theirs.
Página 8 - Bargrave she would have her write a letter to her brother, and tell him she would have him give rings to such and such, and that there was a purse of gold in her cabinet, and that she would have two broad pieces given to her cousin Watson.
Página 7 - I am not very well," and so waved it. She told Mrs. Bargrave she was going a journey, and had a great mind to see her first. "But,
Página 36 - ... royal bone (ivory), laid over with orfeverie, ie goldsmith's work: her stirrups, her dress, all corresponded with her extreme beauty and the magnificence of her array. The fair huntress had her bow in hand, and her arrows at her belt. She led three greyhounds in a leash, and three raches, or hounds of scent, followed her closely.
Página 8 - Mrs. Bargrave then, to satisfy her importunity, was going to fetch a pen and ink, but Mrs. Veal said, "Let it alone now, and do it when I am gone ; but you must be sure to do it" ; which was one of the last things she enjoined her at parting. And so she promised her. Then Mrs. Veal asked for Mrs. Bargrave's daughter. She said she was not at home. "But if you have a mind to see her,
Página 52 - In June next ensuing, a great thunder-storm arose out of the north-west ; after which (the hemisphere being serene) about an hour before sun-set a SHIP of like dimensions with the aforesaid, with her...
Página 20 - The first time I took notice of her, was about a year since ; and when I first began to suspect and believe it to be a ghost, I had courage enough not to be afraid ; but kept it to myself a good while, and only wondered very much at it.
Página 36 - Huntley bank, a place on the descent of the Eildon hills, which raise their triple crest above the celebrated monastery of Melrose, he saw a lady so extremely beautiful that he imagined it must be the Virgin Mary herself. Her appointments, however, were those rather of an Amazon or goddess of the woods. Her steed was of the highest beauty and spirit, and at his mane hung thirty silver bells and nine, which made music to the winds as she paced along : her saddle was of royal bone...
Página 7 - Some time after, Mr. Veal's friends got him a place in the custom-house at Dover, which occasioned Mrs. Veal, by little and little, to fall off from her intimacy with Mrs. Bargrave, though there was never any such thing as a quarrel; but an indifferency came on by degrees, till at last Mrs.
Página 36 - ... tree, he felt himself under the necessity of obeying her. A cavern received them, in which, following his frightful guide, he for three days travelled in darkness, sometimes hearing the booming of a distant ocean, sometimes walking through rivers of blood, which crossed their subterranean path. At length, they emerged into daylight, in a most beautiful orchard. Thomas, almost fainting for want of food...

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