The head, which resembled a bust or figure of a Roman emperor, and was coloured like bronze
, was hollow throughout, as was the table, into which it was fitted so exactly that no trace of the joining was visible.
Above me towered the sphinx, upon the bronze pedestal, white, shining, leprous, in the light of the rising moon.
They came, and then, pointing to the bronze pedestal, I tried to intimate my wish to open it.
If they mean to take your machine away, it's little good your wrecking their bronze panels, and if they don't, you will get it back as soon as you can ask for it.
I determined to put the thought of my Time Machine and the mystery of the bronze doors under the sphinx as much as possible in a corner of memory, until my growing knowledge would lead me back to them in a natural way.
Like the others, it was rimmed with bronze, curiously wrought, and protected by a little cupola from the rain.
I had now a clue to the import of these wells, to the ventilating towers, to the mystery of the ghosts; to say nothing of a hint at the meaning of the bronze gates and the fate of the Time Machine
Hector and Ulysses measured the ground, and cast lots from a helmet of bronze to see which should take aim first.
First he greaved his legs with greaves of good make and fitted with ancle-clasps of silver; after this he donned the cuirass of his brother Lycaon, and fitted it to his own body; he hung his silver-studded sword of bronze about his shoulders, and then his mighty shield.
Then it rushed over me that I was being blackmailed for the theft of the bronze
piece; and all my merely superstitious fears and doubts were swallowed up in one overpowering, practical question.
After leaving behind him the civic Tournelle* and the criminal tower, and skirted the great walls of the king's garden, on that unpaved strand where the mud reached to his ankles, he reached the western point of the city, and considered for some time the islet of the Passeur-aux-Vaches, which has disappeared beneath the bronze
horse of the Pont Neuf.
The cascades, somewhat rebellious nymphs though they were, poured forth their waters brighter and clearer than crystal: they scattered over the bronze
triton and nereids their waves of foam, which glistened like fire in the rays of the sun.
A pale sun, shining in, touched the golden bronze
into smouldering fires that were very pleasing to behold.
75: Celmis, again, and Damnameneus, the first of the Idaean Dactyls, discovered iron in Cyprus; but bronze
smelting was discovered by Delas, another Idaean, though Hesiod calls him Scythes (1).
The pair of bronzes
shown here originate from eastern India or Nepal and date to the end of the 19th century.