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admired altar amongst amused apartments appeared arches arrived ascending Bababalouk beautiful began beheld beneath bosom Caliph Carathis Carthusians chapel Cintra cliffs clouds convent cypresses dark delightful discovered dwarfs edifice Emir entered Euganean hills eunuchs eyes Fakreddin fancy father feet filled flowers gallery garden Genii Giaour gleam glow grand Grand Chartreuse groves Gulchenrouz half harem heard heart hills hour imagine inclosure inhabitants innumerable lay brother LETTER light Lisbon lofty looked lovely marble Marialva Marquis midst moon Morakanabad morning mountains murmur never night Nouronihar Padua palace parterres passed perfume Petrarch pines Pompeii portal porticos Portuguese Posilipo precipices prospect Radicofani repose retired returned rising rocks round Samarah Santons scarcely scene seemed shade side solemn soon sound strange summit Sutlememe terrace thickets thou thousand tower valley vapours vast Vathek venerable villa voice walked walls whilst whole wild wind woods
Pagina 4 - ... perspective attracted the sight, there the magic of optics agreeably deceived it ; whilst the naturalist on his part exhibited, in their several classes, the various gifts that Heaven had bestowed on our globe. In a word, Vathek omitted nothing in this palace that might gratify the curiosity of those who resorted to it, although he was not able to satisfy his own, for he was of all men the most curious.
Pagina 26 - Son! what means all this?' said she, panting for breath. 'I thought I heard as I came up the shrieks of a thousand bats, torn from their crannies in the recesses of a cavern ; and it was the outcry only of these poor mutes, whom you were so unmercifully abusing. In truth, you but ill deserve the admirable provision I have brought you.
Pagina 83 - Having thus spoken, he presented his hand to Nouronihar, and, ascending the steps of a vast staircase, reached the terrace, which was flagged with squares of marble, and resembled a smooth expanse of water, upon whose surface not a leaf ever dared to vegetate; on the right rose the watchtowers, ranged before the ruins of an immense palace, whose walls were embossed with various figures; in front stood forth the colossal forms of four creatures, composed of the leopard and the griffin; and, though...
Pagina 28 - Be it so," answered the caliph, "provided we finish, and I dine." In fact, these good people, out of breath from ascending fifteen hundred stairs in such haste, and chagrined at having spilt by the way the water they had taken, were no sooner arrived at the top, than the blaze of the flames and the fumes of the mummies at once overpowered their senses. It was a pity! for they beheld not the agreeable smile with which the...
Pagina vi - Beneath yon mountain's ever beauteous brow : But now, as if a thing unblest by Man, Thy fairy dwelling is as lone as thou...
Pagina 85 - Their eyes, deep sunk in their sockets, resembled those phosphoric meteors that glimmer by night in places of interment. Some stalked slowly on, absorbed in profound reverie; some, shrieking with agony, ran furiously about like tigers wounded with poisoned arrows; whilst others, grinding their teeth in rage, foamed along more frantic than the wildest maniac. They all avoided each other; and, though surrounded by a multitude that no one could number, each wandered at random unheedful of the rest,...
Pagina 86 - Gian Ben Gian, who, after having chained up the Dives in the dark caverns of Kaf, became so presumptuous as to doubt of the Supreme Power. All these maintained great state, though not to be compared with the eminence of Soliman Ben Daoud. This king, so renowned for...
Pagina 204 - The blue-eyed myriads from the Baltic coast The prostrate South to the destroyer yields Her boasted titles and her golden fields • With grim delight the brood of winter view A brighter day, and heavens of azure hue, Scent the new fragrance of the breathing rose, And quaff the pendent vintage as it grows. Proud of the yoke, and pliant to the rod. Why yet does Asia dread a monarch's nod, While European freedom still withstands Th...
Pagina 512 - Seek not to know what must not be reveal'd ; Joys only flow where fate is most conceal'd. Too busy man would find his sorrows more, If future fortunes he could know before ; For by that knowledge of his destiny, He would not live at all, but always die.
Pagina 28 - ... such haste, and chagrined at having spilt by the way the water they had taken, were no sooner arrived at the top than the blaze of the flames and the fumes of the mummies at once overpowered their senses. It was a pity ! for they beheld not the agreeable smile with which the mutes and negresses adjusted the cord to their necks. These amiable personages rejoiced, however, no less at the scene. Never before had the ceremony of strangling been performed with so much facility.