An Egyptian Princess, Volumes 1-2

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B. Tauchnitz, 1870

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Page 227 - Blest as the immortal gods is he, The youth who fondly sits by thee, And hears and sees thee all the while Softly speak and sweetly smile.
Page 133 - Oh mother ! — I am wounded through — • I die with pain — in sooth I do ! Stung by some little angry thing, Some serpent on a tiny wing— A bee it was — for once, I know I heard a rustic call it so.
Page 282 - Democharis, who lived in the same age. " Nature herself this magic portrait drew, And, painter, gave thy Lesbian Muse to view. Light sparkles in her eyes ; and fancy seems The radiant fountain of those living beams. Through the smooth fulness of the unclouded skin Looks out the clear ingenuous soul within ; Joy melts to fondness in her glistening face, And love and music breathe a mingled grace.
Page 226 - Oh ! that a mirror's form were mine To sparkle with that smile divine; And like my heart I then should be Reflecting thee, and only thee ! " Or were I, love, the robe which flows O'er every charm that secret glows. In many a lucid fold to swim, And cling and grow to every limb ! "Oh! could I, as the streamlet's wave, Thy warmly-mellowing beauties lave, Or float as perfume on thine hair. And breathe my soul in fragrance there I...
Page 133 - CUPID once upon a bed Of roses laid his weary head ; Luckless urchin, not to see Within the leaves a slumbering bee ! The bee awaked — with anger wild The bee awaked, and stung the child. Loud and piteous are his cries ; To Venus quick he runs, he flies ! " O mother ! — I am wounded through...
Page 154 - Now o'er the drowsy earth still Night prevails. Calm sleep the mountain tops and shady vales, The rugged cliffs and hollow glens ; The wild beasts slumber in their dens ; The cattle on the hill. Deep in the sea The countless finny race ana monster brood Tranquil repose.
Page 295 - Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which thou spreadest forth to be thy sail; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was that which covered thee.
Page 234 - And sooth'd by zephyr, blooms the lovely flower : Maids long to place it in their modest zone, And youths enraptured wish it for their own. But, from the stem once pluck'd, in dust it lies, Nor youth nor maid will then desire or prize. The virgin thus her blushing beauty rears, Loved by her kindred and her young compeers ; But, if her simple charm, her maiden grace Is sullied by one spoiler's rude embrace, Adoring youths no more her steps attend, Nor loving maidens greet the maiden friend. Oh Hymen,...
Page 175 - Achaemenidae bowed low and reverentially ; for it seemed as if Nitetis had laid aside all her former bashfulness and timidity with her simple Egyptian dress, and with the splendid silken garments of a Persian princess, flashing as they were with gold and jewels, had clothed herself in the majesty of a queen. The deep reverence paid by all present seemed agreeable to her, and thanking her admiring friends by a gracious wave of the hand she turned to the chief of the eunuchs...
Page 176 - I have a gold chain ; I have witnessed that you are the most faithful of friends; and we Egyptians are accustomed to place cords and bands in the hands of our lovely Hathor, the goddess of love and friendship, as symbols of her captivating and enchaining attributes. As Darius has studied the wisdom of Egypt and the signs of the starry heavens, I beg him to take this circlet of gold, on which a skillful hand has traced the signs of the zodiac. And lastly, to my dear brother-in-law Bartja I commit...

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