A Library of Famous Fiction: Embracing the Nine Standard Masterpieces of Imaginative Literature (unabridged)

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J.B. Ford, 1873 - 1065 páginas
 

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Página 490 - The wound it seemed both sore and sad To every Christian eye ; And while they swore the dog was mad, , They swore the man would die. But soon a wonder came to light, That showed the rogues they lied; The man recovered of the bite, — The dog it was that died.
Página 160 - When he understood it, he called for his friends, and told them of it. Then said he, " I am going to my Father's, and though with great difficulty I am got hither, yet now I do not repent me of all the trouble I have been at to arrive where I am. My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it. My marks and scars I carry with me, to be a witness for me that I have fought His battles who now will be my Rewarder." When the day that he must...
Página 554 - We made a long march the remaining part of the day, and rested at night with five hundred guards on each side of me, half with torches, and half with bows and arrows, ready to shoot me if I should offer to stir. The next morning at sunrise we continued our march, and arrived within two hundred yards of the city gates about noon. The emperor and all his court came out to meet us; but his great officers would by no means suffer his majesty to endanger his person by mounting on my body. At the place...
Página 43 - Then Apollyon espying his opportunity, began to gather up close to Christian, and wrestling with him, gave him a dreadful fall; and with that Christian's sword flew out of his hand. Then said Apollyon, "I am sure of thee now"; and with that, he had almost pressed him to death, so that Christian began to despair of life.
Página 550 - He appeared to be of a middle age, and taller than any of the other three who attended him, whereof one was a page that held up his train, and seemed to be somewhat longer than my middle finger ; the other two stood one on each side to support him. He acted every part of an orator, and I could observe many periods of threatenings, and others of promises, pity, and kindness.
Página 68 - The time may come that may give us a happy release ; but let us not be our own murderers. With these words, Hopeful at present did moderate the mind of his brother ; so they continued together (in the dark) that day, in their sad and doleful condition. Well, towards evening, the Giant goes down into the dungeon again, to see if his prisoners had taken his counsel ; but when he came there he found them alive ; and truly, alive was all ; for now, what for want of bread and water, and by reason of the...

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