kisseth those apples high, Who kisseth once is a king, Who kisseth twice shall never die, Who kisseth thrice--oh, were it I!-- May ask for anything.
For men's minds, will either feed upon their own good, or upon others' evil; and who wanteth the one, will prey upon the other; and whoso
is out of hope, to attain to another's virtue, will seek to come at even hand, by depressing another's fortune.
And when matins and the first mass were done, there was seen in the churchyard, against the high altar, a great stone foursquare, like unto a marble stone, and in the midst thereof was like an anvil of steel a foot on high, and therein stuck a fair sword naked by the point, and letters there were written in gold about the sword that said thus:-- 'Whoso
pulleth out this sword of the stone and anvil is rightwise king born of all England.'
with wit and wisdom enquires of it cunningly, him it teaches through its sound all manner of things that delight the mind, being easily played with gentle familiarities, for it abhors toilsome drudgery; but whoso
in ignorance enquires of it violently, to him it chatters mere vanity and foolishness.
Then I gave public notice by herald and trumpet that I should be busy with affairs of state for a fortnight, but about the end of that time I would take a moment's leisure and blow up Merlin's stone tower by fires from heaven; in the meantime, whoso
listened to evil re- ports about me, let him beware.
has no country has no God.' That is not my own expression; it is the expression of a merchant, one of the Old Believers, whom I once met while travelling.
"Bring them in, then," said she, "but make them understand that they are not to make remarks about what does not concern them, and be sure to make them read the inscription over the door." For on the door was written in letters of gold, "Whoso
meddles in affairs that are no business of his, will hear truths that will not please him."
raises his hand against you must answer to my sword."
But the magic of the moonlight is a vanity and a fraud; and whoso
putteth his trust in it shall suffer sorrow and disappointment.
would revert to nothingness impede me." Even as he spoke he stooped and crawled into the chamber beyond, while Gahan, taking Tara by the arm, motioned her to follow.
And this shall be a symbol that you have not sought to withdraw yourself from the chain of human sympathies--which whoso
would shake off must keep company with fallen angels."
attaineth thereto shall have peace, the prospect of death and the hope of Hell.