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Seite 550 - And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah, and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.
Seite 606 - A celebrated author and divine has written to me that he has "gradually learnt to see that it is just as noble a conception of the Deity to believe that He created a few original forms capable of self-development into other and needful forms, as to believe that He required a fresh act of creation to supply the voids caused by the action of His laws.
Seite 97 - White," called a facetious member, but White did not notice. " White," he called again. " What ? " demanded White, with a scowl. " Did you see the ghost ? " " Yes, sir ; I did," cried White, hitting the table, and handing the President a paper which brought the Board to other business. The story got among the gossips that somebody (they were afraid to say little White) had been to the Poquelin mansion by night and beheld something appalling. The rumor was but a shadow of the truth, magnified and...
Seite 96 - ... to enliven his mind. The old mansion stood out against the western sky, black and silent. One long, lurid pencilstroke along a sky of slate was all that was left of daylight. No sign of life was apparent ; no light at any window, unless it might have been on the side of the house hidden from view. No owls were on the chimneys, no dogs were in the yard. He entered the place, and ventured up behind a small cabin which stood apart from the house. Through one of its many crannies he easily detected...
Seite 93 - You will have to see the municipal authorities about that, Mr. Poquelin." A bitter smile came upon the old man's face. " Pardon, Monsieur, you is not le Gouverneur ? " " Yes." "Mais, yes. You har le Gouverneur — yes. Veh-well. I come to you. I tell you, strit can't pass at me 'ouse.
Seite 91 - The indigo fields and vats of Louisiana had been generally abandoned as unremunerative. Certain enterprising men had substituted the culture of sugar ; but while the recluse was too apathetic to take so active a course, the other saw larger, and, at that time, equally respectable profits, first in smuggling, and later in the African slave-trade. What harm could he see in it ? The whole people said it was vitally necessary, and to minister to a vital public necessity, — good enough, certainly, and...