The Continental Annual and Romantic Cabinet, for 1832

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William Kennedy
Smith, Elder, and Company, 1832 - 313 páginas
 

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Página 115 - Last noon beheld them full of lusty life, Last eve in Beauty's circle proudly gay, The midnight brought the signal-sound of strife, The morn the marshalling in arms — the day Battle's magnificently stern array...
Página 24 - Mouths have they, but they do not speak ; and eyes, but do not see ; 6 Ears have they, but they do not hear ; noses, but savour not ; 7 Hands, feet, but handle not, nor walk ; nor speak they through their throat. 8 Like them their makers are, and all on them their trust that build. 9 O Isr'el, trust thou in the Lord, he is their help and shield.
Página 176 - And through a bright pavilion, bright as day, Forms such as hers were flitting, lost among Such as of old in sober pomp swept by, Such as adorn the, triumphs and the feasts...
Página 208 - Valeria, uttered a scream, or rather yell of horror, when he encountered the rivetted gaze and bloodless features of one risen from the dead — of one whom he had for twenty years thought buried beneath the everlasting snows of the Pyrenees, and who now suddenly appeared to menace him with the awful punishment due to his long career of crime. Exhausted by dramatic efforts far beyond his strength, he shrunk appalled beneath the withering — and, to his...
Página 24 - For why, the righteous God will judge »' : His people righteously ; Concerning those that do him serve, ; Himself repent will he. , 15 The idols of the nations Of silver are and gold, And by the hands of men is made Their fashion and mould.
Página 148 - Happily 1 succeeded in concealing the untimely end of her only surviving relative from the lovely orphan, until she had been some weeks my wife. Since the auspicious day which made her mine for life, many years have gone by ; but never has she for a moment given me cause to regret, that [ confided my honour and my happiness to the keeping of a Russian Spy.
Página 145 - Meissen, filling the atmosphere with vivid coruscations, which were reflected in long and flaming lines on the ruifled waters of the Elbe. Starting on my feet at this extraordinary spectacle, I saw the old man some paces beyond the planking, whirling in apparent ecstacy his heavy- pole and its pendant lamps above his head until the lights were extinguished by the rapid motion. Availing myself of his absence, I approached the aperture, when I stopped short in breathless surprise as I beheld slowly...
Página 206 - ... suffused with the dark red hue of intense emotion, and as suddenly resume their wonted paleness. Her eyes, too, were now intently fixed upon the stage, and fraught with a meaning which I was anxious but unable to interpret. Their large full orbs, always dark and radiant, appeared to me to become darker as she gazed with a startling fixedness of look upon the gay and guilty Don Juan. At the close of the duet, I saw that her fine forehead was gathered into broad lines, and her firmly compressed...
Página 143 - exclaimed a grenadier. Another in the following rank, halting for a second, said, — " Ah fa ! man ami ! Je t'aiderai a. pecker ! Tenez ! " and threw a coin into the cap of the old man, who thanked him in tones which resembled the howling of a wolf rather than a human voice. Several officers and many soldiers, as they passed, threw their contributions into the cap, and each donation was acknowledged in the same unintelligible howl. At length, a well-mounted officer of rank, in whom I recognized...
Página 147 - Allans ."' was now heard from numerous voices near the other end of the bridge, along with the tramp of cavalry and the loud rolling of guncarriages. It was the detachment of Count de Lobau defeated on the Drachenberg, and returning, after the discovery that the Russians were on the alert, and had occupied all the mountain passes. It was the next day rumoured in Dresden that the besiegers, were apprised of the intended sortie by Russian spies secreted in the city. To return, however, to my own critical...

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