Charles Kingsley's Works, Volumen 4

Macmillan and Company, 1883
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Página 187 - On and on, beneath the dewy darkness, they fled swiftly down the swirling stream ; underneath black walls, and temples, and the castles of the princes of the East ; past sluice-mouths, and fragrant gardens, and groves of all strange fruits ; past marshes where fat kine lay sleeping, and long beds of whispering reeds ; till they heard the merry music of the surge upon the bar, as it tumbled in the moonlight all alone. Into the surge they rushed, and Argo leapt the breakers like a horse; for she knew...
Página 39 - Who are you, lady ? And how do you know my name ? " " I am Pallas Athen£ ; and I know the thoughts of all men's hearts, and discern their manhood or their baseness. And from the souls of clay I turn away ; and they are blest, but not by me. They fatten at ease, like sheep in the pasture, and eat what they did not sow, like oxen in the stall. They grow and spread, like the gourd along the ground : but like the gourd, they give no shade to the...
Página 117 - Cherion stood by him and watched him, for he knew that the time was come. And Jason looked and saw the plains of Thessaly, where the Lapithai breed their horses ; and the lake of Boibe, and the stream which runs northward to Peneus and Tempe ; and he looked north, and saw the mountain wall which guards the Magnesian shore ; Olympus, the seat of the Immortals, and Ossa. and Pelion, where he stood. Then he looked east and saw the bright blue sea, which stretched away forever toward the dawn.
Página 144 - ... and bade the heroes taste. So each tasted the goblet, and passed it round, and vowed an awful vow; and they vowed before the sun, and the night, and the blue-haired sea who shakes the land, to stand by Jason faithfully, in the adventure of the golden fleece; and whosoever shrank back, or disobeyed, or turned traitor to his vow, then justice should witness against him, and the Erinnes who track guilty men.
Página 251 - If I were king of such a land, I would rule it wisely and well in wisdom and in might, that when I died all men might weep over my tomb, and cry, 'Alas for the shepherd of his people...
Página 279 - Is this true, my host, or is it false ? " and he clasped Procrustes round waist and elbow, so that he could not draw his sword. " Is this true, my host, or is it false ? " But Procrustes answered never a word.
Página 96 - Those whom the Gods help fulfil their promises ; and those who despise them, reap as they have sown. Behold the Gorgon's head ! " Then Perseus drew back the goat-skin, and held aloft the Gorgon's head. Pale grew Polydectes and his guests as they looked upon that dreadful face. They tried to rise up from their seats : but from their seats they never rose, but stiffened, each man where he sat, into a ring of cold grey stones.
Página 186 - And as he sung, the forest grew calm again, and the leaves on every tree hung still ; and the serpent's head sank down, and his brazen coils grew limp, and his glittering eyes closed lazily, till he breathed as gently as a child, while Orpheus called to pleasant Slumber, who gives peace to men, and beasts, and waves. Then Jason leapt forward warily, and...
Página 252 - And first, he thought of going down to the harbour and hiring a swift ship, and sailing across the bay to Athens ; but even that seemed too slow for him, and he longed for wings to fly across the sea, and find his father. But after a while his heart began to fail him; and he sighed, and said within himself — " What if my father have other sons about Tiirq whom he loves?

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