Rufus, Or, The Red King: A Romance, Volume 1

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Saunders & Otley, 1838

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Page 30 - With store of ladies, whose bright eyes Rain influence, and judge the prize Of wit or arms, while both contend To win her grace whom all commend.
Page 82 - She was like me in lineaments — her eyes, Her hair, her features, all, to the very tone Even of her voice, they said were like to mine; But soften'd all, and temper'd into beauty; She had the same lone thoughts and wanderings, The quest of hidden knowledge, and a mind To comprehend the universe: nor these Alone, but with them gentler powers than mine, Pity, and smiles, and tears — which I had not; And...
Page 175 - I cannot tell, but we have scambled up More wealth by far than those that brag of faith. There's Kirriah Jairim, the great Jew of Greece, Obed in Bairseth, Nones in Portugal, Myself in Malta, some in Italy, Many in France, and wealthy every one; Ay, wealthier far than any Christian.
Page xiii - The torch shall be extinguished which hath lit My midnight lamp — and what is writ, is writ,— Would it were worthier I but I am not now That which I have been— and my visions flit Less palpably before me — and the glow Which in my Spirit dwelt is fluttering, faint, and low.
Page 203 - It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.
Page 100 - Hesperides, that seem'd Fairer than feign'd of old or fabled since Of faery damsels, met in forest wide By knights of Logres, or of Lyones, Lancelot, or Pelleas, or Pellenore.
Page 271 - A house there is (and that's enough) From whence one fatal morning issues A brace of warriors, not in buff, But rustling in their silks and tissues.
Page 48 - They were obliged to pay him attendance, and to repair to his court, to give it the greater dignity. They were bound, in time of war with Wales, to find for every knight's fee, a horse with caparison and furniture, or two without furniture, in the division of Cheshire. Their knights aud freeholders were to have corslets and habergeons, and were to defend their lands with their own bodies.
Page 271 - Her conquering destiny fulfilling, Whom meaner beauties eye askance, And vainly ape her art of killing. The other amazon kind heaven Had armed with spirit, wit, and satire ; But Cobham had the polish given, And tipped her arrows with good-nature. To celebrate her eyes, her air — Coarse panegyrics would but tease her ; Melissa is her
Page 175 - I a Jew be hated thus, Than pitied in a Christian poverty: For I can see no fruits in all their faith, But malice, falsehood, and excessive pride, Which methinks fits not their profession. Haply some hapless man hath conscience, And for his conscience lives in beggary. They say we are a scattered nation : I cannot tell, but we have scrambled up More wealth by far than those that brag of faith.

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