It would be unfair to leave the subject without a passing reference to its effect on the imagination. We are all familiar with comic paper mosquito stories, and some of them are very good. But until actual experience takes you by the hand and leads you into the realm of pure fancy, you will never know of what improvisation the human mind is capable.
“What do I mean? Why, a city, I take it, is nothing more than a collection or congeries of houses — hundreds and thousands, or hundreds of thousands of houses, all built close together, where one can live very comfortably for years without seeing a blade of grass.”
13:1 [hgb] 那 日 ， 必 给 大 卫 家 和 耶 路 撒 冷 的 居 民 ， 开 一 个 泉 源 ， 洗 除 罪 恶 与 污 秽 。 [kjv] In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness. [bbe] In that day there will be a fountain open to the family of David and to the people of Jerusalem, for sin and for that which is unclean. 13:2 [hgb] 万 军 之 耶 和 华 说 ， 那 日 ， 我 必 从 地 上 除 灭 偶 像 的 名 ， 不 再 被 人 记 念 。 也 必 使 这 地 不 再 有 假 先 知 与 污 秽 的 灵 。 [kjv] And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land. [bbe] And it will come about on that day, says the Lord of armies, that I will have the names of the images cut off out of the land, and there will be no more memory of them: and I will send all the prophets and the unclean spirit away from the land. 13:3 [hgb] 若 再 有 人 说 预 言 ， 生 他 的 父 母 必 对 他 说 ， 你 不 得 存 活 ， 因 为 你 托 耶 和 华 的 名 说 假 预 言 。 生 他 的 父 母 在 他 说 预 言 的 时 候 ， 要 将 他 刺 透 。 [kjv] And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name of the LORD: and his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesieth. [bbe] And if anyone goes on acting as a prophet, then his father and his mother who gave him life will say to him, You may not go on living, for you are saying what is false in the name of the Lord; and his father and his mother will put a sword through him when he does so. 13:4 [hgb] 那 日 ， 凡 作 先 知 说 预 言 的 ， 必 因 他 所 论 的 异 象 羞 愧 ， 不 再 穿 毛 衣 哄 骗 人 。 [kjv] And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he hath prophesied; neither shall they wear a rough garment to deceive: [bbe] And it will come about in that day that the prophets will be shamed, every man on account of his vision, when he is talking as a prophet; and they will not put on a robe of hair for purposes of deceit: 13:5 [hgb] 他 必 说 ， 我 不 是 先 知 ， 我 是 耕 地 的 。 我 从 幼 年 作 人 的 奴 仆 。 [kjv] But he shall say, I am no prophet, I am an husbandman; for man taught me to keep cattle from my youth. [bbe] But he will say, I am no prophet, but a worker on the land; for I have been an owner of land from the time when I was young. 13:6 [hgb] 必 有 人 问 他 说 ， 你 两 臂 中 间 是 什 么 伤 呢 ？ 他 必 回 答 说 ， 这 是 我 在 亲 友 家 中 所 受 的 伤 。 [kjv] And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends. [bbe] And if anyone says to him, What are these wounds between your hands? then he will say, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends. 13:7 [hgb] 万 军 之 耶 和 华 说 ， 刀 剑 哪 ， 应 当 兴 起 ， 攻 击 我 的 牧 人 ， 和 我 的 同 伴 。 击 打 牧 人 ， 羊 就 分 散 ， 我 必 反 手 加 在 微 小 者 的 身 上 。 [kjv] Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones. [bbe] Awake! O sword, against the keeper of my flock, and against him who is with me, says the Lord of armies: put to death the keeper of the sheep, and the sheep will go in flight: and my hand will be turned against the little ones. 13:8 [hgb] 耶 和 华 说 ， 这 全 地 的 人 ， 三 分 之 二 ， 必 剪 除 而 死 ， 三 分 之 一 ， 仍 必 存 留 。 [kjv] And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. [bbe] And it will come about that in all the land, says the Lord, two parts of it will be cut off and come to an end; but the third will be still living there. 13:9 [hgb] 我 要 使 这 三 分 之 一 经 火 ， 熬 炼 他 们 ， 如 熬 炼 银 子 ， 试 炼 他 们 ， 如 试 炼 金 子 。 他 们 必 求 告 我 的 名 ， 我 必 应 允 他 们 。 我 要 说 ， 这 是 我 的 子 民 。 他 们 也 要 说 ， 耶 和 华 是 我 们 的 神 。 [kjv] And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God. [bbe] And I will make the third part go through the fire, cleaning them as silver is made clean, and testing them as gold is tested: and they will make their prayer to me and I will give them an answer: I will say, It is my people; and they will say, The Lord is my God.
That we for our parts
"And you didn't wake him? Tom, is that possible?"
Gerasim went up to him, grasped his master with his strong arms deftly but gently, in the same way that he stepped — lifted him, supported him with one hand, and with the other drew up his trousers and would have set him down again, but Ivan Ilych asked to be led to the sofa. Gerasim, without an effort and without apparent pressure, led him, almost lifting him, to the sofa and placed him on it.
"Thank you, sir. Very enjoyable thing, a cigar, sir. 'Specially a good un. I have a light, I thank you, sir."
“Maria Cristina! Maria Cristina!”
Finally, though, we did encounter exactly the opening we wished; an archway about six feet wide and ten feet high, marking the former end of an aerial bridge which had spanned an alley about five feet above the present level of glaciation. These archways, of course, were flush with upper-story floors, and in this case one of the floors still existed. The building thus accessible was a series of rectangular terraces on our left facing westward. That across the alley, where the other archway yawned, was a decrepit cylinder with no windows and with a curious bulge about ten feet above the aperture. It was totally dark inside, and the archway seemed to open on a well of illimitable emptiness.
Archibald, oppressed with the sense of his own meanness, and somewhat alarmed at the idea of fighting three duels, to retrieve his credit, thought it best to submit, without struggle, in the first instance, to that public disgrace which he had merited. He wrote a shabby apology to Major O’Shannon and Sir Philip, concluding with saying, that rather than lose a friend he so much valued as Sir Philip Gosling, he was willing to forget all that had passed, and even to take back the pony, and to return Sawney, if the matter could, by this means, be adjusted to his satisfaction. He then went to his mother, and talked to her, in a high style, of his desperate intentions with respect to Henry Campbell. “Either he or I must fall, before we quit the ground,” said the artful Archibald — well knowing that Lady Catherine’s maternal tenderness would be awakened by these ideas. Other ideas were also awakened in the prudent mother’s mind. Dr. Campbell was nearly related to a general officer, from whom she looked for promotion for her son. She repented, upon reflection, of what she had hastily said concerning the lie direct, and the spirit of a gentleman; and she softened down her pride, and talked of her dislike to breaking up old family friendships. Thence she digressed into hints of the advantages that might accrue from cultivating Dr. Campbell’s good opinion; admitted that Henry was strangely prejudiced in favour of his rough friend Forester; but observed that Mr. Forester, after all, though singular, was a young man of merit, and at the head of a very considerable estate. “Archibald,” said she, “we must make allowances, and conciliate matters — unless you make this young gentleman your friend, you can never hope to be on an eligible footing with his guardian. His guardian, you see, is glad to get him back again, and, I dare say, has his reasons. I never saw him, and I know him well, in such spirits in my life as he was when he came back to us to announce the probability of his ward’s return to-morrow morning. The doctor, I dare say, has good reasons for what he does; and I understand his ward is reconciled to the idea of living in the world, and enjoying his fine fortune like other people. So I hope you and he, and of course you and the doctor, and Henry Campbell, will be very good friends. I shall leave you at Edinburgh for a few months, till we get our commission; and I shall beg the doctor to introduce you to his friend and relation, General D——. If he can do nothing for you, you may look towards the Church. I trust to your prudence, not to think of Flora Campbell, though I leave you in the house with her; for you can’t afford, Archibald, to marry a girl with so small a fortune; and, you may be sure, her friends have other views for her. Pray let me hear no more of duels and quarrels. And let us go down into the ball-room; for Miss Campbell has been dressed and down-stairs this half hour; and I would not have you inattentive — that might displease as much as the other extreme. In short, I may safely leave you to your own discretion.” Lady Catherine, after this prudent exhortation, entered the ball-room, where all the company soon after assembled. Seated in gay ranges, the well-dressed belles were eager for the dancing to commence. Lady Catherine stood by Dr. Campbell; and as soon as the ball began, when the music played, and she saw every one absorbed in themselves, or in their partners, she addressed herself to the doctor on the subject which was next her heart, or rather next her imagination. “The general is to be with you shortly, I understand,” said she. Dr. Campbell coldly answered in the affirmative. “To be candid with you, doctor, if you’ll sit down, I want to have a little chat with you about my Archibald. He is not every thing I could wish, and I see you are displeased with him about this foolish business that has just happened. For my own part, I think him to blame; but we must pardon, we must make allowances for the errors of youth; and I need not, to a man of your humanity, observe what a cruel thing it is to prejudice the world against a young man, by telling little anecdotes to his disadvantage. Relations must surely uphold one another; and I am convinced you will speak of Archibald with candour and friendship.” “With candour and with truth,” replied Dr. Campbell. “I cannot pretend to feel friendship merely on the score of relationship.”
Nurse. You see, they are so accustomed to have their mamma with them.
Drumcliff and Rosses are chokeful of ghosts. By bog, road, rath, hillside, sea-border they gather in all shapes: headless women, men in armour, shadow hares, fire-tongued hounds, whistling seals, and so on. A whistling seal sank a ship the other day. At Drumcliff there is a very ancient graveyard. The Annals of the Four Masters have this verse about a soldier named Denadhach, who died in 871: "A pious soldier of the race of Con lies under hazel crosses at Drumcliff." Not very long ago an old woman, turning to go into the churchyard at night to pray, saw standing before her a man in armour, who asked her where she was going. It was the "pious soldier of the race of Con," says local wisdom, still keeping watch, with his ancient piety, over the graveyard. Again, the custom is still common hereabouts of sprinkling the doorstep with the blood of a chicken on the death of a very young child, thus (as belief is) drawing into the blood the evil spirits from the too weak soul. Blood is a great gatherer of evil spirits. To cut your hand on a stone on going into a fort is said to be very dangerous.
Part 2 The Young Gentlemen Chapter 1
Connie called back. "I've got the paperwork in motion. I'm going to pick it up now, and I'll meet you at the book-ing desk in a half hour. I'm assuming Lula and Tank are be-ing held at the station."
“Dey ‘low you wants to cut de little gals’ plaits off, an’ sich-I don’ know me.”
As she took up the pencil to write her answer to Moody on the back of her dinner-card, the servant appeared again at the door of the tent.
“Get away, dirty brute!” she said in a hoarse voice.详情 ➢
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