Athanase was a man who might have taken his place among the glories
of France; but, eagle as he was, cooped in a cage without his proper nourishment, he was about to die of hunger after contemplating with an ardent eye the fields of air and the mountain heights where genius soars.
She thought of the glories
of London, of which he had told her in such glowing language.
Blood is too precious a thing in these days of dishonourable peace, and the glories
of the great races are as a tale that is told.
Would that we might for ever stay The rainbow glories
of the world, The blue of the unfathomed sea, The rare azalea late unfurled, The parrot of a greener spring, The willows and the terrace line, The stranger from the night-steeped hills, The roselit brimming cup of wine.
She saw all the glories
of the camp-- its tents stretched forth in beauteous uniformity of lines, crowded with the young and the gay, and dazzling with scarlet; and, to complete the view, she saw herself seated beneath a tent, tenderly flirting with at least six officers at once.
The young man, prepared for this scene by the state of his own feelings, which were mournful, and by the majesty of the cathedral which he had passed through, descended in a slow and solemn manner and stood with head uncovered before these mortal spoils of the last king, who was not to be placed by the side of his forefathers until his successor should take his place there; and who appeared to abide on that spot, that he might thus address human pride, so sure to be exalted by the glories
of a throne: "Dust of the earth
Wherefore have all other adventurers sought the prize in vain but that I might win it, and make it a symbol of the glories
of our lofty line?