All the inhabitants were killed, and trace of the ancient
city was lost forever.
I do not know where to find in any literature, ancient
or modern, any account which contents me of that Nature with which even I am acquainted.
There is a museum of antiquities in the Castle, and among its most treasured relics are ancient
manuscripts connected with German history.
It was first communicated to the public in that curious record of ancient
literature, which has been accumulated by the combined exertions of Sir Egerton Brydges.
Just so," replied the Captain, smiling; "and in that respect moderns are not more advanced than the ancients
It was not that the sight of the wretched pony did not excite numerous smiles on the countenances of passers-by; but as against the side of this pony rattled a sword of respectable length, and as over this sword gleamed an eye rather ferocious than haughty, these passers-by repressed their hilarity, or if hilarity prevailed over prudence, they endeavored to laugh only on one side, like the masks of the ancients
A roof, Richard contended, was a part of the edifice that the ancients
always endeavored to conceal, it being an excrescence in architecture that was only to be tolerated on account of its usefulness.
The road of Scheveningen forms a vast crescent; it is not very deep and not very safe; therefore, nothing is seen stationed there but large Flemish hoys, or some of those Dutch barks which fishermen draw up on the sand on rollers, as the ancients
did, according to Virgil.
Over his left ear, he carried, after the fashion of a modern clerk, an instrument resembling the stylus of the ancients
You have now in front of you almost the whole of the ancient
kingdom of Mercia.
And though the sects of philosophers of that kind be gone, yet there remain certain discoursing wits, which are of the same veins, though there be not so much blood in them, as was in those of the ancients
I am sure the wooing of Fortune would prove quite as interesting a tale as the wooing of any flesh-and-blood maiden, though, by the way, it would read extremely similar; for Fortune is, indeed, as the ancients
painted her, very like a woman--not quite so unreasonable and inconsistent, but nearly so--and the pursuit is much the same in one case as in the other.
Carriages rattle, doors are battered at, the world exchanges calls; ancient
charmers with skeleton throats and peachy cheeks that have a rather ghastly bloom upon them seen by daylight, when indeed these fascinating creatures look like Death and the Lady fused together, dazzle the eyes of men.
There is an ancient
legend that once a red man returned from the banks of the Lost Sea of Korus, returned from the Valley Dor, back through the mysterious River Iss, and the legend has it that he narrated a fearful blasphemy of horrid brutes that inhabited a valley of wondrous loveliness, brutes that pounced upon each Barsoomian as he terminated his pilgrimage and devoured him upon the banks of the Lost Sea where he had looked to find love and peace and happiness; but the ancients
killed the blasphemer, as tradition has ordained that any shall be killed who return from the bosom of the River of Mystery.
Almost unanimous was the request that I ascend the ancient
throne of the black men, even the First Born themselves concurring in it; but I would have none of it.