The Talba, or Moor of Portugal, Volumen2

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Página 8 - ... Aza ! When she shall hear this told her, the spirit of life that is in her will be no more found." " Peace, Hassan!" cried Cassim, " or your own fate will be as terrible at that now prepared for my dear young master." "Hamet!" exclaimed the Talba, "thou dear Hamet! so loved, so noble, so young and brave ! Must thy green head be laid low, withered as the grass of the field ; thy grave dishonoured, thy memory a scoff for wicked tongues .' — Take me with thee; Oh, that I could die with thee, that...
Página 62 - Thy behest shall be accomplished; for thou art but a messenger of Allah, whose words, in the mouth of his angel, are as fire. Father of spirits and of men ! thou hast made both Moor and Christian ; and thy care, which is not wanting to the beasts of the field or the birds of the air, is extended over both. All are thy works! Here rest thy children under thy wing. If thy light fall on a sleeping world, or the heavens be black with darkness, the eye of God looks through all. To-morrow I will be thy...
Página 74 - You spoke truth, my father," replied Ines, "as became a Castilian nobleman. Do not let that thought distress you. I shall appear before the tribunal; I will not tamely yield to a perpetual prison, where my only hope will be death. Boldly will I appeal to the patriarch, and endeavour to awaken mercy. Though he is a churchman, yet is he a man ; and the sorrows of a woman, of a daughter, for thy sake, will move him.
Página 74 - Hope it not," said Don Manuel. "He is not a father. Bound by his vows to feel no wedded tie, the churchman and the monk, grown old without one tender care, a solitary and childless man, is callous to human affection as to human weakness: his virtues are austerities ; his mercies look beyond the grave, but are seldom shewn in any touch of earthly pity.
Página 11 - Hamet but keep him at bay till the creature was somewhat spent by loss of blood, he might even yet dispatch him. So great was the interest excited in the breasts of the spectators, that many called out to him to make for the extremity of the arena, under the king's pavilion, as being farthest removed from his enemy. The bull now stood in the centre at bay. Hamet endeavoured to profit by the friendly exhortation of those who were interested in his fate; and Hassan, as eager in catching at the least...
Página 241 - There is sense in the old man's counsel," said Alonso, who was quite as well aware as Azevedo could be, of the necessity of acting thus ; but the bitter enmity he entertained towards those of his clergy who had been instrumental in procuring the interdicts that had humbled him at Rome, made the king eager to seize every opportunity to vent his passion against the church, though it was often done but in vain words ; for, at the date of our narrative, kings, kingdoms, and nobles, were compelled to...
Página 8 - ... that the animal shewed little symptoms of being willing for the attack. The more brutal Portuguese, however — those true lovers of the game, who could forget even humanity in their sports— greeted the creature with yells, hoots, and hissings ; as it was always deemed an infallible mark of cowardice in the bull if he did not instantly attack his foe. Hamet was ready to receive him; his wood-knife in his hand — his eye fixed on his enemy. His fine person drawn to its utmost height, every...
Página 10 - ... and leapt over him. He ran forward. Nero had already received more than one stab from the knife. None of them, however, reached any mortal part; still he bled fast, and there was hope, could Hamet but keep him at bay till the creature was somewhat spent by loss of blood, he might even yet dispatch him. So great was the interest excited in the breasts of the spectators, that many called out to him to make for the extremity of the arena, under the king's pavilion, as being farthest removed from...
Página 1 - If cold white mortals censure this great deed, Warn them, they judge not of superior beings, Souls made of fire, and children of the sun, With whom revenge is virtue.
Página 10 - O noble Hamet!" At this instant a loud, continued, and deafening shout of applause shook the arena ; for Hamet, bold, active, quick of eye and vigorous of limb, with one bound, at the very instant the bull was about to toss him on his horns, sprang on the animal's back, and leapt over him. He ran forward. Nero had already received more than one stab from the knife. None of them, however, reached any mortal part; still he bled fast, and there was hope, could...

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