The War Eagle: A Contemporary Novel

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John Lane Company, 1918 - 313 páginas
 

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Página 271 - ALMIGHTY GOD, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men ; Grant unto thy people, that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise ; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed, where true joys are to be found ; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Página 248 - When you meet the foe you will defeat him. No quarter will be given, no prisoners will be taken. Let all who fall into your hands be at your mercy. Just as the Huns a thousand years ago, under the leadership of...
Página 49 - What did our arrogancy profit us? And what good have riches and vaunting brought us? Those things all passed away as a shadow, and as a message that runneth by: as a ship passing through the billowy water, whereof, when it is gone by, there is no trace to be. found, neither pathway of its keel in the billows: or as when a bird flieth through the air, no token of her passage is found, but the light wind, lashed with the stroke of her pinions, and rent asunder with the violent rush of the moving wings,...
Página 299 - I believe that my mother and all her other daughters would have joined heartily, if asked, in my conviction that it was one of the best things that ever happened to us.
Página 65 - Then that same day there past into the hall A damsel of high lineage, and a brow May-blossom, and a cheek of appleblossom, Hawk-eyes; and lightly was her slender nose Tip-tilted like the petal of a flower; She into...
Página 17 - Till the war-drum throbbed no longer, and the battle-flags were furled In the Parliament of man, the Federation of the world.
Página 248 - And ye have heard men say, Blessed are the poor in spirit; but I say unto you, Blessed are the great in soul and the free in spirit, for they shall enter into Valhalla. And ye have heard men say, Blessed are the peacemakers; but I say unto you, Blessed are the war-makers, for they shall be called, if not the children of Jahve, the children of Odin, who is greater than Jahve.
Página 49 - ... wind, lashed with the stroke of her pinions, and rent asunder with the violent rush of the moving wings, is passed through, and afterwards no sign of her coming is found therein; or as when an arrow is shot at a mark, the air disparted closeth up again immediately, so that men know not where it passed through: so we also, as soon as we were born, ceased to be; and of virtue we had no sign to shew, but in our wickedness we were utterly consumed.
Página 64 - ... like the man in the Bible who sold his birthright for a mess of pottage.
Página 264 - The great ship, so proudly confident, which I had seen sail out in all her strength and beauty, was at the bottom of the sea. She lay there upon the ocean sand — her wounded length still quivering with the blow of death — and down through the dim green water there slowly gathered to her those whom she had sheltered — her silent children, the crowded faces of the dead, open-eyed, with...

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