The Roman Wall: A Historical, Topographical, and Descriptive Account of the Barrier of the Lower Isthmus, Extending from the Tyne to the Solway,deduced from Numerous Personal Surveys

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J. R. Smith, 1851 - 454 من الصفحات


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الصفحة 395 - Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.
الصفحة 340 - With these, in troop, Came Astoreth, whom the Phoenicians call'd •Astarte, queen of heaven, with crescent horns; To whose bright image nightly, by the moon, Sidonian virgins paid their vows and songs...
الصفحة 206 - O woe betide that evil day On which this witless wight was born, Who drew the sword — the garter cut, But never blew the bugle-horn.
الصفحة 24 - I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, . . which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty
الصفحة 394 - Poor little, pretty, fluttering thing, Must we no longer live together ? And dost thou prune thy trembling wing; To take thy flight thou know'st not whither ? Thy humorous vein, thy pleasing folly Lies all neglected, all forgot : And pensive, wavering, melancholy, Thou dread'st and hop'st thou know'st not what.
الصفحة 204 - Cusis. In that Contree ben folk, that han but o foot: and thei gon so fast, that it is marvaylle : and the foot is so large, that it schadewethe alle the Body azen the Sonne, whanne thei wole lye and reste hem.
الصفحة 41 - Covenant with us, and having first well nigh freed us from AntiChristian thraldom, didst build up this Britannic Empire to a glorious and enviable height with all her Daughter Islands about her, stay us in this felicity...
الصفحة 206 - ... advanced grew gradually brighter, till all at once he entered a vast and vaulted hall, in the centre of which a fire without fuel, from a broad crevice in the floor blazed with a high and lambent flame, that showed all the carved walls and fretted roof, and the monarch and his queen and court reposing around, in a theatre of thrones and costly couches. On the floor beyond the fire lay the faithful and deep-toned pack of thirty couple of hounds; and on a table before it the spell-dissolving horn,...
الصفحة 47 - Britons also lending their assistance. It is eight feet in breadth, and twelve in height, in a straight line from east to west, as is still visible to beholders.
الصفحة 282 - Imperious Caesar, dead and turn'd to clay, Might stop a hole to keep the wind away : O, that that earth, which kept the world in awe, Should patch a wall to expel the winter's flaw ! But soft ! but soft ! aside : here comes the king.

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