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Page 105 - TESTAMENT. 165 were butchers by profession ; and all the prophets did not live on locusts and wild honey ; — probably there was not one who had not used the basting ladle. If, therefore, they had possessed that delicate and valuable substance, with which we have become too familiar for its just appreciation, is it possible that it should occur but eight times from the beginning of the Old Testament to the end of the New ? The explanation is furnished in the aversion of the Jew to butter, to which...
Page 12 - And all the women that were wise-hearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, both of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen. And all the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun goats
Page 284 - There are no indications of hurried getting up. Mr. Ticknor has had the rare virtue of literary patience, the want of which sends so many half-fledged books fluttering into print, that either fall to the ground by mere force of gravity, or are shot on the wing by the critical sportsman. He has gone on, year after year, adding to his stores of learning, and laying more deeply the foundation of his literary structure, and thus his work has the mellow flavor of fruit that has ripened on the bough. He...
Page 34 - ... stands with his feet on the thighs, and on the chest, and slips down the ribs, then up again three times ; and lastly, doubling your arms one after the other on the chest, pushes with both hands down, beginning at the elbow, and then putting an arm under the back, and applying his chest to your crossed elbows, rolls on you across till you crack. You are now turned on your face, and, in addition to the operation above described, he works his elbow round the edges of your...
Page 86 - There was a glass between me and the rest of the company, and an inch or two interposed between me and whatever I touched. What I ate, or how much, did not matter ; — the food flowed like a river through me. There was a wind going by, blowing over the table, and carrying away the sounds, and I saw the words tumbling over one another down the falls.
Page 100 - To obtain the first, it must be boiled ; by boiling, the second is lost. The difficulty is surmounted by a double process — one thorough cooking, one slight one ; by the first a strong infusion is obtained ; by the second, that infusion is flavored. Thus a large pot with coffee-lees stands simmering by the fire ; this is the sherbet. When a cup is wanted, the pounded coffee is put in the little tin or copper pan, and placed on the embers ; it fumes for a moment, then the sherbet is poured on ;...
Page 248 - ... tent, or hut, or cavern, but the sublimest temple of natural religion, the awful gloom of the deep forests of the north ; the aspiring height of the slender pine, the spreading arms of the giant oak, rich with the varied tints of leaf and blossom, with the wild birds...
Page 106 - He asked water, and she gave him milk ; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish. She put her hand to the nail, and her right hand to the workmen's hammer ; and with the hammer she smote Sisera, she smote off his head, when she had pierced and stricken through his temples.
Page 89 - He swam in an ocean of sound, where floated, like isles of light, some of the airs of " Lucia di Lammermuir," and the " Barber of Seville." Never did similar bliss overwhelm him with its waves ; he was lost in a wilderness of sweets ; he was not himself; he was relieved from consciousness, that feeling which always pervades the mind ; and for the first time he comprehended what might be the state of existence of elementary beings, of angels, of souls separated from the body : all his system seemed...
Page 178 - The whole neighbourhood is full of similar circles of stones, but smaller: many of the latter have been worked artificially. The entrance to the circle, which is fifteen feet wide, faces the west; on the north and south of the Peg are two openings at equal distances. At about the distance of two hundred feet, there is a stone placed at an angle of 45, intending, it is said, to mark the opening; it is six feet high, and by lying on the back, one can see directly through the circle.

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