Tales of the Castle: Or, Stories of Instruction and Delight, Volume 2

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Page 180 - Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath : for it is written, Vengeance is mine ; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore, if thine enemy hunger, feed him ; if he thirst, give him drink : for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Page 314 - However it gives bread to a number of poor people, to whom he is an excellent master. His house at Palermo is a good deal in the same style; his carriages are covered with plates of brass, so that I really believe some of them are musket proof.
Page 155 - I then went to the windward side where they began to form ; and there the oil, though not more than a teaspoonful, produced an instant calm over a space several yards square, which spread amazingly, and extended itself gradually till it reached the lee side, making all that quarter of the pond, perhaps half an acre, as smooth as a lookingglass.
Page 155 - In these experiments, one circumstance struck me with particular surprise. This was the sudden, wide, and forcible spreading of a drop of oil on the face of the water, which I do not know that anybody has hitherto considered.
Page 156 - ... for a considerable space, and beyond them so much thinner as to be invisible, except in its effect of smoothing the waves at a much greater distance.
Page 313 - ... world of monsters and chimeras. — He certainly might have fallen upon some way to prove himself a fool at a cheaper rate. 'However, it gives bread to a number of poor people, to whom he is an excellent master.
Page 311 - ... good taste. They have all been knocked to pieces, and laid together in a heap, to •make room for this new creation. " The inside of this enchanted castle corresponds...
Page 311 - P— — , a man of immense fortune, who has devoted his whole life to the study of monsters and chimeras, greater and more ridiculous than ever entered into the imagination of the wildest writers of romance or knight-errantry.
Page 311 - ... head. This is a strange species of madness ; and it is truly unaccountable, that he has not been shut up many years ago : but he is perfectly innocent, and troubles nobody by the indulgence of his phrenzy. On the contrary, he gives bread to a number of statuaries, and other workmen, whom he rewards in proportion as they can bring their imaginations to coincide with his own ; or, in other words, according to the hideousness of the monsters they produce.
Page 312 - ... with lapis lazuli, porphyry, and other valuable stones; their fine polish is now gone, and they only appear like common marble; the place of these beautiful tables he has supplied by a new set of his own invention, some of which are not without their merit. These are made of the finest tortoise-shell mixed with mother-of-pearl, ivory, and a variety of metals; and are mounted on fine stands of solid brass. 'The windows of this enchanted castle are composed of a variety of glass of every different...

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