It stands on a knoll, surrounded by locust, trees and lofty
elms, from among which its decent, whitewashed walls shine modestly forth, like Christian purity beaming through the shades of retirement.
It has the appearance of being on a shelf half-way up the wooded mountainside; and as it is remote and isolated, and very white, it makes a strong mark against the lofty
leafy rampart at its back.
Naught he found too lofty
, none he saw too low-- Parbati beside him watched them come and go; Thought to cheat her husband, turning Shiv to jest-- Stole the little grasshopper and hid it in her breast.
Glory in thy humble birth, Sancho, and he not ashamed of saying thou art peasant-born; for when it is seen thou art not ashamed no one will set himself to put thee to the blush; and pride thyself rather upon being one of lowly virtue than a lofty
That was my ruin, for when I was in the mud I comforted myself with the thought that at other times I was a hero, and the hero was a cloak for the mud: for an ordinary man it was shameful to defile himself, but a hero was too lofty
to be utterly defiled, and so he might defile himself.
, how magnificent Monsieur Athos was that day, when he said to his adversary: `You have insisted on knowing my name, sir; so much the worse for you, since I shall be obliged to kill you.
As you ascend the mountains about its shores, says he, you behold this immense body of water spreading itself before you, and stretching further and further, in one wide and far-reaching expanse, until the eye, wearied with continued and strained attention, rests in the blue dimness of distance, upon lofty
ranges of mountains, confidently asserted to rise from the bosom of the waters.
No seaman can look without compassion upon a disabled ship, but to look at a sailing-vessel with her lofty
spars gone is to look upon a defeated but indomitable warrior.
It is so needful we should remember their existence, else we may happen to leave them quite out of our religion and philosophy and frame lofty
theories which only fit a world of extremes.
Far off, the lofty
jet of the whale might be seen, and nearer at hand the prowling shark, that villainous footpad of the seas, would come skulking along, and, at a wary distance, regard us with his evil eye.
For several days they had been directing their march towards the lofty
mountain descried by Mr.
That part of the city to which our worthy Gizbarim now hastened, and which bore the name of its architect, King David, was esteemed the most strongly fortified district of Jerusalem; being situated upon the steep and lofty
hill of Zion.
From the lofty
perch a view could be had for miles in every direction.
I bring Dick into good air, as the doctors do, every day, in Europe, or, as I would send a patient at Martinique to the Pitons, a lofty
mountain on that island, to get clear of the yellow fever.
Straight in front of us, at a distance of some fifty paces from the backs of the Colossi, rose a sheer wall of rock, eighty feet or more in height, that gradually sloped upwards till it formed the base of the lofty
snow-wreathed peak, which soared into the air three thousand feet above us.