My own annual, ed. by Mark Merriwell

Mark Merriwell (pseud)
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Página 147 - Where the bee sucks, there suck I; In a cowslip's bell I lie: There I couch when owls do cry. On the bat's back I do fly, After summer, merrily : Merrily, merrily, shall I live now, Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.
Página 46 - All that pass by clap their hands at thee; they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this the city that men call The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth?
Página 51 - Taking off the shoes on the marble plat2 s 2 form in front, the visitor is admitted by a low door, on entering which the proudest head must needs do reverence. In the centre of the first chamber is the stone which was rolled away from the mouth of the sepulchre — a square block of marble, cut and polished ; and, though the Armenians have lately succeeded in establishing the genuineness of the stone in their chapel on Mount Zion, (the admission by the other monks, however, being always accompanied...
Página 63 - Mussulman lords it over the place where the temple stood, and the Jews are not permitted to enter, they endeavour to insinuate their prayers through the crevices in the wall, that thus they may rise from the interior to the Throne of Grace. The tradition is characteristic, and serves to illustrate the devoted constancy with which the Israelites adhere to the externals of their faith.
Página 62 - ... to the place where the Jews are permitted to purchase the right of approaching the site of their temple, and of praying and wailing over its ruins and the downfall of their nation. The spot is on the western exterior of the area of the great mosque, considerably south of the middle ; and is approached only by a narrow crooked lane, which there terminates at the wall in a very small open place. The lower part of the wall is here composed of the same kind of ancient stones, which we had before...
Página 62 - And I saw that day, as other travellers may still see every Friday in the year, all the Jews in Jerusalem clothed in their best raiment, winding through the narrow streets of their quarter; and under this hallowed wall, with the sacred volume in their hands, singing, in the language in which they were written, the Songs of Solomon and the Psalms of David.
Página 205 - ... fair, with floors raised about three feet and a half above the level of the pavement, projecting a yard or so beyond the wall of the house into the street, and forming a broad bench, which, joining with that of the next tenement, extends the whole length of the bazaar. Both the bench and the floor are covered with neat mats or carpets, and the walls with deep shelves, divided into large compartments, in which the various kinds of merchandise are arranged with little attention to display. The...
Página 142 - When Sir James Thornhill was painting the cupola of St. Paul's Cathedral, a gentleman of his acquaintance was one day with him on the scaffolding, which, though wide, was not railed ; he had just finished the head of one of the apostles, and running back, as is usual with painters, to observe the effect, had almost reached the extremity ; the gentleman, seeing his danger, and not having time for words, snatched up a large brush and smeared the face. Sir James ran hastily forward, crying out, " Bless...
Página 26 - ... and he should no longer remain in her school. Dick was formally expelled ; and in a little time Dame Mabel's scholars became as peaceable as they had been before Obstinate Dick set so bad an example ; even romping Mary Green became a very good sort of girl. Dick, I am sorry to say, did not improve ; for poor boys as well as rich ones can never be respected or prosper in their several spheres of life, if they are wilful, violent, disobedient, or Sabbath breakers. The young Rebel's father, finding...
Página 88 - Douglas, who supposes that the bird fills it with water as a supply in the midst of those dreary plains where it is accustomed to wander;* it likewise makes a further use of it in defending itself against the attacks of birds of prey; on such occasions it throws out the water with such violence as to baffle the pursuit of its enemy.

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