Florida Days

Little, Brown, 1889 - 180 pagina's

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Pagina 87 - I met with in those several regions of the dead. Most of them recorded nothing else of the buried person but that he was born upon one day and died upon another, the whole history of his life being comprehended in those two circumstances that are common to all mankind.
Pagina 64 - COURAGE!' he said, and pointed toward the land, 'This mounting wave will roll us shoreward soon.' In the afternoon they came unto a land In which it seemed always afternoon. All round the coast the languid air did swoon, Breathing like one that hath a weary dream.
Pagina 85 - As a seal upon thine arm; for love is as strong as death — don't say the letters so fast — jealousy as cruel as the grave — don't look at S'tira; look at me!
Pagina 171 - Whatever crazy sorrow saith, No life that breathes with human breath Has ever truly long'd for death. " Tis life, whereof our nerves are scant, Oh life, not death, for which we pant ; More life, and fuller, that I want.
Pagina 47 - But the fan is the most wonderful part of the whole scene. A Spanish lady, with her fan, might shame the tactics of a troop of horse.
Pagina 115 - ... garden that I love. News from the humming city comes to it In sound of funeral or of marriage bells; And, sitting muffled in dark leaves, you hear The windy clanging of the minster clock ; Although between it and the garden lies A league of grass, wash'd by a slow broad stream, That, stirr'd with languid pulses of the oar, Waves all its lazy lilies, and creeps on, Barge-laden, to three arches of a bridge Crown'd with the minster-towers.
Pagina 159 - The next day being the 21st of May, 1542, departed out of this life, the valorous, virtuous, and valiant captain, Don Fernando de Soto, governor of Cuba, and adelantado of Florida: whom fortune advanced, as it useth to do others, that he might have the higher fall.
Pagina 77 - A breath of will blows eternally through the universe of souls in the direction of the Eight and Necessary. It is the air which all intellects inhale and exhale, and it is the wind which blows the worlds into order and orbit.
Pagina 38 - ... deserted and concealed themselves around the harbor, among them three of the seven priests who accompanied the expedition. It was impossible to find them, dead or alive, which distressed the general very much, and me, too, as it added greatly to my labors. At this seaport I was offered a chaplaincy where I should have received a peso for every mass said, and I should have had plenty to do all the year round, but I feared to accept, lest I should be talked about as the others were, and then it...
Pagina 195 - Are you perhaps thinking of the future fate of mankind, or of the long road man must travel in order to reach the greatest possible perfection, the highest happiness ? ' " The woman slowly turned her dark, terrible eyes, her lips moved, and with a thundering, metallic voice she spoke : ' I am considering how- to give greater strength to the muscles in a flea's leg. The equilibrium between attack and defence has been lost, and must be restored.

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