The Marlburian


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82 ページ - now his voice to me was like a stream Scarce heard ; nor word from word could I divide ; And the whole body of the man did seem Like one whom I had met with in a dream ; Or like a man from some far region sent, To give me human strength, by apt admonishment. And
82 ページ - comforted, My question eagerly did I renew, " How is it that you live, and what is it yon do ? " He with a smile did then his words repeat, And said, that gathering leeches far and wide He travelled ; stirring
82 ページ - of the pools where they abide. " Once I could meet with them on every side, But they have dwindled long by slow decay, Yet still I persevere, and find them where I may.
100 ページ - Will yon walk a little faster ?" said a whiting to a snail, " There's a porpoise close behind us, and he's treading on my tail. See how eagerly the lobsters and the
82 ページ - promise of a glorious day." A gentle answer did the old man make, In courteous speech which forth he slowly drew ; And him with further words I thus bespake,
8 ページ - Her parents, the Duke and Duchess, with all the household, gentlemen and gentlewomen, were hunting in the park. I found her in her chamber reading Plato's
22 ページ - the beholder is charmed with the deer-like lightness and elegance of the horses' make, and although the relief is not above an inch from the background and they are so much smaller than nature, we can scarcely suffer reason to persuade us that they are not alive.
19 ページ - Having risen and caught the speaker's eye, I brought out two or three sentences, when a mist seemed to rise before my eyes ; I then lost my recollection, and could see nothing but the speaker's wig, which swelled, and swelled, and swelled, till it covered the whole house ! I then sank back on my seat.
82 ページ - been reading in a book ; And now a stranger's privilege I took ; And drawing to his side, to him did say,
82 ページ - This is a lonesome place for one like yon," Ere he replied, a flash of mild surprise Broke from the sable orbs of his yet vivid eyes.