The Familiar Astrologer: and Easy Guide to Fate, Destiny, and Foreknowledge

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W. Bennett, 1841 - 716 páginas
 

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Página 17 - And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: 12.
Página 678 - Emperor of the French, King of Italy, Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine, Mediator of the Swiss Confederation.
Página 525 - Like to the falling of a star, Or as the flights of eagles are ; Or like the fresh spring's gaudy hue, Or silver drops of morning dew; Or like a wind that chafes the flood, Or bubbles which on water stood : Even such is man, whose borrowed light Is straight called in, and paid to-night. The wind blows out, the bubble dies; The spring entombed in autumn lies; The dew dries up, the star is shot: The flight is past — and man forgot.
Página 287 - I may not do, my friend,' said she seriously. 'The song of last night referred to our parting, which must now forthwith take place : for I can only tell thee, the violation of thy promise and oath will have the worst consequences for us both ; thou hast scoffed...
Página 240 - This kite is to be raised when a thunder-gust appears to be coming on, and the person who holds the string must stand within a door or window, or under some cover so that the silk ribbon may not be wet, and care must be taken that the twine does not touch the frame of the door or window.
Página 241 - As soon as any of the thunderclouds come over the kite, the pointed wire will draw the electric fire from them, and the kite, with all the twine, will be...
Página 274 - ... places where I was to wait, and expect her. She at last pressed a purse of gold into my hand, and I pressed my lips on the fair hand that gave it me. She seemed moved at parting ; and for me, I no longer knew what I was doing or was to do. " On my return from giving my orders, I found the room-door locked. I directly tried my master-key, and it performed its duty perfectly. The door flew up: I found the chamber empty; only the Box standing on the table where I had laid it. " The carriage drove...
Página 285 - I deny it, our late dialogue, in spite of my best intentions, had by no means sufficed to abolish the matter within me : on the contrary, my temper of mind had by degrees got into the strangest tune, almost without my being conscious of it. One night, in a large company, this hidden grudge broke loose, and by its consequences produced to myself the greatest damage. " When I look back on it now, I in fact loved my beauty far less, after that unlucky discovery : I was also growing jealous of her ;...
Página 676 - But what are these to the astonishing truths which modern optical inquiries have disclosed, which teach us that every point of a medium through which a ray of light passes, is affected with a succession of periodical movements, regularly recurring at equal intervals, no less than five hundred millions of millions of times in a single second ! That it is by such movements commun1cated to the nerves of our eyes that we see...
Página 299 - I privately applied to this task; and at last, the metal being nearly through, I was provident enough to step out of doors. This was ~ a wise measure; for all at once the golden hoop started sharply from my finger, and my frame shot aloft with such violence that I actually fancied I should dash against the sky: and, at all events, I must have bolted through the dome of our palace, — nay, perhaps, in my new awkwardness, have destroyed this summer residence altogether. Here, then, was I standing...

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