And upward, accordingly, went the pilgrims of the Great
Carbuncle, now treading upon the tops and thickly-interwoven branches of dwarf pines, which, by the growth of centuries, though mossy with age, had barely reached three feet in altitude.
Here is the hell for anchorites' thoughts: here are great
thoughts seethed alive and boiled small.
"Here are strangers," said the Guardian of the Gates to him, "and they demand to see the Great
The two gentlemen, who conducted me to the island, were pressed by their private affairs to return in three days, which I employed in seeing some of the modern dead, who had made the greatest figure, for two or three hundred years past, in our own and other countries of Europe; and having been always a great
admirer of old illustrious families, I desired the governor would call up a dozen or two of kings, with their ancestors in order for eight or nine generations.
They were armed with knives and great
bludgeons and at their head marched an almost naked woman, beautiful beyond compare.
It is, however, a truly elegant city (very superior to New York), and I have spent a great
deal of time in visiting the various monuments and palaces.
"There is a great
deal of truth in what you say, niece," returned Don Quixote, "and I could tell you somewhat about birth that would astonish you; but, not to mix up things human and divine, I refrain.
We made our entry into the great
central plaza early in the afternoon.
To be so great
and to remain so accessible to the affection of one's fellow-men is the mark of exceptional humanity.
It was a happy lot for children to grow up to manhood or womanhood with the Great
Stone Face before their eyes, for all the features were noble, and the expression was at once grand and sweet, as if it were the glow of a vast, warm heart, that embraced all mankind in its affections, and had room for more.
The kingdom of heaven is compared, not to any great
kernel or nut, but to a grain of mustard-seed: which is one of the least grains, but hath in it a property and spirit hastily to get up and spread.
36-52) Come thou, let us begin with the Muses who gladden the great
spirit of their father Zeus in Olympus with their songs, telling of things that are and that shall be and that were aforetime with consenting voice.
This theory, moreover, is totally inapplicable to the northern Maldiva atolls in the Indian Ocean (one of which is 88 miles in length, and between 10 and 20 in breadth), for they are not bounded like ordinary atolls by narrow reefs, but by a vast number of separate little atolls; other little atolls rising out of the great
central lagoon-like spaces.
He wanted water more than any other thing, and so he kept on up a broad avenue toward the great
central plaza, where he knew the precious fluid was to be found in a half-ruined building opposite the great
palace of the ancient jeddak, who once had ruled this mighty city.
The door he built of pieces of the packing-boxes which had held their belongings, nailing one piece upon another, the grain of contiguous layers running transversely, until he had a solid body some three inches thick and of such great
strength that they were both moved to laughter as they gazed upon it.