The Outline of Literature, Volume 1

John Drinkwater
G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1923

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Pagina 93 - gloomy, but the last chapter is superb in its English dress. "Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. Then shall the dust return to the earth as was: and the spirit shall return unto
Pagina 130 - And the Angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham. And he said. Here am I. And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou anything unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God,
Pagina 166 - That very time I saw, but thou couldst not, Flying between the cold moon and the earth, Cupid all arm'd: a certain aim he took At a fair vestal throned by the west, And loosed his love-shaft smartly from his bow, As it should pierce a hundred thousand hearts;
Pagina 263 - hire to countrefete cheere Of Court, and been estatlich of manere, And to ben holden digne of reverence. But for to speken of hire conscience, She was so charitable and so pitous She wolde wepe, if that she saugh a mous Kaught in a trappe, if it were deed or bledde. Of smale
Pagina 125 - they went about from nation to nation, From one kingdom to another people. He suffered no man to do them wrong: Yea, he reproved kings for their sakes; Saying, "Touch not mine anointed ones, And do my prophets no harm.
Pagina 263 - she was nat undergrowe. Ful fetys was hir cloke, as I was war; Of smal coral aboute hire arm she bar A peire of bedes, gauded al with grene, And ther-on heng a brooch of gold ful sheene, On which ther was first write a crowned A, And after
Pagina 121 - *'Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again? . . . Are not my days few? Cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little, before I go whence I shall not
Pagina 124 - covenant which he made with Abraham, And his oath unto Isaac; And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a statute, To Israel for an everlasting covenant: Saying, "Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, The lot of your inheritance": When they were but a few men in number;
Pagina 117 - we seem to be reading the Bible through the medium of his own words. Take these words of Mr. Greatheart in the Valley of the Shadow: This is like doing business in great Waters, or like going down into the deep; this is like being in the heart of the
Pagina 135 - Such as found out musical tunes, And recited verses in writing, Rich men furnished with ability, Living peaceably in their habitations. All these were honoured in their generations, And were the glory of their times. Their seed shall remain

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