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Aben Abencerrages according Alhambra ancient appeared arms arrived bearing beautiful became beheld bird Boabdil brought called castle cause cavaliers Christian closed course court cried cross damsel daughter delight descended door enchanted entered eyes faith father followed fortress gardens gate gave give gold governor Granada grand guard halls hand head heard heart hill horse hour JOURNEY kind king land leaving length light live look magic Mateo monarch Moorish Moors morning Moslem mountains mysterious never night once palace passed poor possession present prince princess remained round royal ruins scene seal of Solomon seated secret seemed seen Seņor side soldier sound Spain Spanish spirit stone story thing thou thought throne took tower traveller treasure true turned various vault Vega walls whole window
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 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.