(_drawing_.) Thus to the expiatory tomb,
Untimely sepulchre, I do devote thee
In the name of Lalage!
_Cas_. (_letting fall his sword and recoiling to the extremity of the
Hold off--thy sacred hand!--avaunt, I say!
Avaunt--I will not fight thee--indeed I dare not.
_Pol_. Thou wilt not fight with me didst say, Sir Count?
Shall I be baffled thus?--now this is well;
Didst say thou _darest_ not? Ha!
_Cas_. I dare not--dare not--
Hold off thy hand--with that beloved name
So fresh upon thy lips I will not fight thee--
I cannot--dare not.
_Pol_. Now, by my halidom,
I do believe thee!--coward, I do believe thee!
_Cas_. Ha!--coward!--this may not be!
(_clutches his sword and staggers towards Politian, but his purpose is
changed before reaching him, and he falls upon hia knee at the
The boys themselves are, all three of them, in the garden attending the pig.Page 4
It wanted five minutes of noon, on the day before yesterday, when there appeared a very odd-looking object on the summit of the ridge of the eastward.Page 6
"Three! Four! Five! Six! Seven! Eight! Nine! Ten!" said the bell.Page 16
Unable to discover its legitimate object, the popular fury at length subsided; leaving behind it, by way of sediment, quite a medley of opinion about this unhappy affair.Page 17
I assert, however, that much of our incredulity--as La Bruyere says of all our unhappiness--"_vient de ne pouvoir etre seuls_.Page 25
It was Monsieur Maillard himself.Page 34
Whereupon the whole company maintained a dead silence for nearly a minute.Page 41
Before I could recover my sight, the lady of my love had disappeared--irreparably affronted at what she chose to consider my premeditated rudeness in passing her by ungreeted.Page 79
Meantime the machine rapidly soared, while my strength even more rapidly failed.Page 109
With a heavy heart I returned to my boudoir--there to ponder upon some method of eluding my wife's penetration, until I could make arrangements prior to my leaving the country, for to this I had already made up my mind.Page 115
Captain Barclay, who walked against Time, would not walk against him.Page 118
This rare peculiarity set off to great advantage a pair of shoulders which would have called up a blush of conscious inferiority into the countenance of the marble Apollo.Page 145
Indeed this matter is susceptible of a mathematical demonstration, _a priori.Page 146
The exhibiter will, if requested, roll the machine to any portion of the room, suffer it to remain altogether on any designated spot, or even shift its location repeatedly during the progress of a game.Page 149
He has also a peculiar shuffle with his feet, calculated to induce suspicion of collusion with the machine in minds which are more cunning than sagacious.Page 152
In attempting ourselves an explanation of the Automaton, we will, in the first place, endeavor to show.Page 154
This machinery is situated just beneath the left shoulder of the Turk, and is consequently easily reached by the right hand of the man concealed, if we suppose his right arm brought across the breast.Page 172
All others had departed from the chamber of Death.Page 178
The red blood bounded tumultuously through its strict channels.