A Handbook of Legendary and Mythological Art

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Hurd and Houghton, 1876 - 510 pages

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Page 21 - And a great portent appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; 2 she was with child and she cried out in her pangs of birth, in anguish for delivery.
Page 195 - I shall see him, but not now ; I shall behold him, but not nigh : there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.
Page 266 - Be strong, live happy, and love ! But, first of all, Him, whom to love is to obey, and keep His great command : take heed lest passion sway Thy judgment to do aught, which else free will Would not admit : thine, and of all thy sons, The weal or woe in thee is plac'd ; beware!
Page 347 - Another came running presently, And he was pale as pale could be : ' Fly ! my lord bishop, fly,' quoth he ; ' Ten thousand rats are coming this way ; The Lord forgive you for yesterday ! ' ' I'll go to my tower on the Rhine,' replied he, ' Tis the safest place in Germany ; The walls are high, and the shores are steep, And the stream is strong, and the water deep!
Page 48 - And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
Page 347 - He laid him down and closed his eyes ; . . . But soon a scream made him arise, He started and saw two eyes of flame On his pillow from whence the screaming came. He...
Page 348 - And in at the windows, and in at the door, And through the walls by thousands they pour; And down from the ceiling and up through the floor, From the right and the left, from behind and before, From within and without, from above and below, — And all at once to the Bishop they go. They have whetted their teeth against the stones, And now they pick the Bishop's bones; They gnawed the flesh from every limb, For they were sent to do judgment on him!
Page 204 - Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved...
Page 302 - I am Raphael, one of the seven holy angels, which present the prayers of the saints, and which go in and out before the glory of the Holy One.
Page 347 - So then to his palace returned he, And he sat down to supper merrily, And he slept that night like an innocent man ; But Bishop Hatto never slept again.

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