The Works of Washington Irving, Volume 15

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G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1851

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Page 53 - And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth ; and shutteth, and no man openeth...
Page 61 - And they saw the God of Israel : and there was under his feet, as it were, a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.
Page 14 - On the contrary, though there are exceptions in some of the maritime provinces, yet, for the greater part, it is a stern, melancholy country, with rugged mountains, and long sweeping plains, destitute of trees, and indescribably silent and lonesome, partaking of the savage and solitary character of Africa.
Page 69 - Hytas's apocryphal but chivalresque history of the civil wars of Granada, and the feuds of its gallant cavaliers, the Zegries and Abencerrages. that city has ever been a subject of my waking dreams ; and often have I trod in fancy the romantic halls of the Alhambra.
Page 56 - The architecture, like that of all the other parts of the palace, is characterized by elegance rather than grandeur ; bespeaking a delicate and graceful taste, and a disposition to indolent enjoyment.
Page 103 - Who can do justice to a moonlight night in such a climate, and in such a place ! The temperature of an Andalusian midnight in summer is perfectly ethereal.
Page 329 - what city is that which I see at the foot of the hill ? " "What city?" cried the trumpeter. "Come, that's too bad. Here's a fellow lurking about the mountain of the sun, and demands the name of the great city of Granada! "
Page 267 - ... amicably between us, and say nothing further of the matter; if ye have deceived me, expect no mercy at my hands. In the mean time you must remain in custody.
Page 103 - The effect of moonlight, too, on the Alhambra has something like enchantment. Every rent and chasm of time, every mouldering tint and weather stain disappears; the marble resumes its original whiteness; the long colonnades brighten in the moonbeams ; the halls are illuminated with a softened radiance, until the whole edifice reminds one of the enchanted palace of an Arabian tale.
Page 256 - ... has been murdered in thy house was a Moor, an infidel, the enemy of our faith. It was doubtless in a fit of religious zeal that thou hast slain him. I will be indulgent, therefore ; render up the property of which thou hast robbed him, and we will hush the matter up.

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