And she told the little child how God made the sun to rule the day, and the moon and the stars to rule the night; how that the stars were always in the sky, but how the superior brightness of the sun put them out in the day time; how the stars, that twinkled like little rush-lights in the heavens, were great worlds, a thousand times larger than this earth, made and placed away up in the sky, by the same great and good God who made the world we live in.
Let me hope, sir, that Hungary's unmerited fate was necessary, in order that your stars should become such a sun.
Well, I mean to say, when a girl suddenly asks you out of a blue sky if you don't sometimes feel that the stars are God's daisy-chain, you begin to think a bit.
Thus, it is fascinating to hear that the great French forests of Fontainebleau and St. Germain are full of historic trees,--the oak of Charlemagne, the oak of Clovis, of Queen Blanche, of Henri Quatre, of Sully,--the alley of Richelieu,--the rendezvous of St. Herem,--the star of Lamballe and of the Princesses, a star being a point where several paths or roads converge.
Daybreak disclosed a weird, beautiful scene: a sea of snow, over which the rising sun threw countless effects of light and colour, from the cold slate grey immediately around us, gradually lightening to the faintest tints of rose and gold on the eastern horizon, where stars were paling in a cloudless sky.
I will not here stand to discuss obiter, whether stars be causes, or signs; or to apologise for judical astrology.
"We may assume, then, that the blue stars are faint ones, and probably distant ones.
He bade her to doubt the stars were fire, and to doubt that the sun did move, to doubt truth to be a liar, but never to doubt that he loved; with more of such extravagant phrases.
"Be it so," answered the Magician: and the star became a lovely alabaster lamp, set in an alcove in his study.
We know where to look for the belt of Orion, and clear and grand as the stars that constitute it are the great saving truths which are set in the human sky.
The stars were brilliant overhead, and the new moon hung in the west.
"Up, up, De Valence, dream no more Of Mothven's victor fight-- Thy bark is on a stormier shore, No star is thine to-night.
Even with five seconds exposure the stars become short lines of light on the plate of a fixed camera.
The outside steamers shriek from off the Point, as they feel their way at live of noon, groping as though it were dead of night, and stars and coast-lights all were smitten dark, and every pilot were a stranger to his chart.
The "star" he loved was Penelope Devereux, whom he calls Stella ("star"), and to whom he was betrothed.
Tiura halted his tale a minute to point out the constellation of the Scorpion, and to say, "Those stars are Pipiri Ma, the children, who lived at Mataiea long ago.
The star of my attraction was seated at one side of the fire, myself at the opposite, the lady of the house in the centre.
He makes me angry; And at this time most easy 'tis to do't, When my good stars, that were my former guides, Have empty left their orbs and shot their fires Into th' abysm of hell.
The reason why the seven stars are no moe than seven is a pretty reason.
Sometimes he wakened with a start and felt that the stars were the lighted lanterns of a million men searching for him; and sometimes he lay with his head strained high listening to the strange silence of the mountains and the night which has a pulse in it and something whispering, whispering forever in the distance.
The little clusters or constellations are unequally divided: here and there they are two and two like double stars, or sometimes in threes or fives, or in sevens, recalling the Pleiades, and the clear albuminous tracks between are like the empty spaces separating the stars.
"According to one of the Odjibwa tales, the morning star was once a beautiful damsel that longed to go to 'the place of the breaking of daylight."
Of the lady's face I could see even less than of Bob's, for the hood of the cape was upturned into a cowl, and even in Switzerland the stars are only stars.
And, just as I suspected, 't was a star that was to blame, only this time the star was the moon--an eclipse; and he'd gone somewhere out West so he could see it better.
So I only asked, if that great star up there was Lyra; but all the time Anodyne, Ambergris, Abner, Albion, Alpheus, and all the names that begin with A, rolled through my memory monotonously and continually.
His guiding stars are rather the great mathematicians of the Continent, Kepler and Galileo, while Cartesian influences also are not to be denied.
It appears that star is only a globe of most subtle flame.
But how do you know what kind of a woman my star is?"
The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.
The star was so beautiful, large, and clear, That all the other stars of the sky Became a white mist in the atmosphere, And by this they knew that the coming was near Of the Prince foretold in the prophecy.
Literally, therefore, "The starry heaven (or "the stars in heaven") was there," etc.
The stars were pin-pricks here and there in the dense sky.
From its central pinnacle hung the chalice of a flower with feathery petals, like the "crape myrtle" of our Southern States Outside of this, branched downward the eight rays of a large star, whose points touched the base of the dome; yet the star was itself composed of flowers, while between its rays and around its points fell a shower of blossoms, shells, and sparry drops.
Don't you know dat de books say de stars be hondreds, tousands--oh!
The Evening Star was a beautiful craft, built on fine lines, but for all that a wonderful boat in a heavy sea.
This new star, so mild, yet brilliant, was the theme of present conversation.
Whether the stars be of that bigness, distance, as astronomers relate, so many in number, 1026, or 1725, as J. Bayerus; or as some Rabbins, 29,000 myriads; or as Galileo discovers by his glasses, infinite, and that via lactea, a confused light of small stars, like so many nails in a door: or all in a row, like those 12,000 isles of the Maldives in the Indian ocean?
She is of one age with the earth; the stars are her sisters.
Then let me select men whose guiding-star has been the good of their fellow-creatures, or the glory of God, and watch their peaceful useful end on that calm summit that they toiled so honestly to reach.
The only star that shone in the blackness of her heaven, was the undefined prospect of seeing her rival's blood flow.
Accordingly, the more deficient he is in either of these qualities, the more is he open to the influence of example; and we find, in fact, that most men's guiding star is the example of others; that their whole course of life, in great things and in small, comes in the end to be mere imitation; and that not even in the pettiest matters do they act according to their own judgment.
Half crouching, the cur was leading the way toward the dark, still woods on top of the hill, over which the Star of Bethlehem was lowly sinking, and under which lay a flock of the gentle creatures that seemed to have been almost sacred to the Lord of that Star.
Nothing astonishes me more than to see those whose only guiding star is commerce, considering its interests only from the narrow view of a small momentary profit, and disregarding the threatening combination of next coming events.
Don Custodio, who felt a little resentment over some slight or other, succeeded in insinuating the idea that the rising star was the mortal enemy of the setting one, whereat the frightened promoters of the serenade gave it up.
But I must inquire about the visit of my brethren, and to what house the star directed them, and to whom they presented their tribute."
The first stars which I learnt from the celestial globe were alpha Lyrae, alpha Aquilae, alpha Cygni: and to this time I involuntarily regard these stars as the birth-stars of my astronomical knowledge.
He was a leader in the Pre-Raphaelite movement and published in the first numbers of The Germ his "Hand and Soul," a delicate prose study, and his famous "The Blessed Damozel," beginning, The blessed damozel leaned out From the gold bar of Heaven; Her eyes were deeper than the depth Of waters stilled at even; She had three lilies in her hand, And the stars in her hair were seven.
There they distribute light unto men below, and they shine themselves as stars; and hence the Christianized German peasant, fifty centuries later, tells his children that the stars are angels' eyes, and the English cottager impresses it on the youthful mind that it is wicked to point at the stars, though why he cannot tell.
Among the lesser lights, yet real stars, that have blazed in this generation are Reade, Kingsley, Black, James, Trollope, Cooper, Howells, Wallace, and a multitude of others, in France and Germany as well as England and America, to say nothing of the thousands who have aspired and failed as artists, yet who have succeeded in securing readers and in making money.
Again she visited Germany, and again she retired to her place near Geneva, where she held a sort of court, the star of which, next to herself, was Madame Recamier, whose transcendent beauty and equally transcendent loveliness of character won her admiration and friendship.