Our Young Folks Abroad: The Adventures of Four American Boys and Girls in a Journey Through Europe to Constantinople

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J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1881 - 344 pages

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Page 188 - A double dungeon wall and wave Have made — and like a living grave. Below the surface of the lake The dark vault lies wherein we lay...
Page 136 - tis an excellent bonfire!" quoth he, "And the country is greatly obliged to me, For ridding it in these times forlorn Of rats, that only consume the corn.
Page 138 - 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...
Page 89 - I wish my ashes to repose on the banks of the Seine, in the midst of that French people whom I have loved so well.
Page 136 - The poor folk flocked from far and near ; The great barn was full as it could hold Of women and children, and young and old. Then when he saw it could hold no more, Bishop Hatto he made fast the door ; And...
Page 139 - Down on his knees the bishop fell, And faster and faster his beads did he tell, As louder and louder, drawing near, The saw of their teeth without he could hear. And in at the windows, and in at the door, And through the walls by thousands they pour, And down...
Page 220 - Sublime, but neither bleak nor bare Nor misty are the mountains there — Softly sublime — profusely fair ; Up to their summits clothed in green, And fruitful as the vales between, They lightly rise, And scale the skies, And groves and gardens still abound ; For where no shoot Could else take root, The peaks are shelved and terraced round.
Page 188 - A sunbeam which hath lost its way, And through the crevice and the cleft Of the thick wall is fallen and left; Creeping o'er the floor so damp, Like a marsh's meteor lamp. And in each pillar there is a ring, And in each ring there is a chain...
Page 139 - 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.
Page 37 - Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs.

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