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All Warchester poured out to the Holly Hills, and when at five o'clock the companies filed out on the shining green there was such a cheer that the men felt repaid for the tiresome wait of months.

We who still hang on our walls at Christmas the mystic holly, are unconsciously perpetuating an old-world custom connected with belief in the efficacy of the magical circle to protect us against evil spirits.

Then, turning the horse's head away from the direction of Fazarah, he struck him on the flank with a holly-stick, and the horse took the road towards the pastures, and finally entered his stable, all covered with blood.

The Boots at the Holly-Tree Inn Drelincourt Book on Death Fenton, Geoffrey Tragical Discourses Fuller, Thomas Garnett, Richard The Poison Maid Gesta Romanorum, The Hardy, Thomas (1840)

TO FROST HOLLY-LEAVES, for garnishing and decorating Dessert and Supper Dishes.

1545.INGREDIENTS.Sprigs of holly, oiled butter, coarsely-powdered sugar.

Procure some nice sprigs of holly; pick the leaves from the stalks, and wipe them with a clean cloth free from all moisture; then place them on a dish near the fire, to get thoroughly dry, but not too near to shrivel the leaves; dip them into oiled butter, sprinkle over them some coarsely-powdered sugar, and dry them before the fire.

The leaves of the laurel, bay, holly, or any shrub green in winter, are suitable for garnishing dessert dishes.

We gave them names according as they was like men we had known in IndiaBilly Fish, Holly Dilworth, Pikky Kergan, that was Bazar-master when I was at Mhow, and so on, and so on.

Nothing can better paint the true character of this haughty and impetuous prince than his crest (a branch of holly), and his motto, "Who touches it, pricks himself."

The plate which Captain Renfrew had set before his guest was a delicate dawn pink ringed with a wreath of holly.

When the Scottish Muse proudly placed on his brow the holly wreath, she happily emphasized two of his conspicuous qualities,his love and mirth, when she said: "I saw thee eye the gen'ral mirth With boundless love.

Land and water were then distinguishable,but as yet there was no terrestrial animal, nothing organic but radiata and molluscs, holly-footed and head-footed, and other aquatic monstrosities, mailed, plated, and buckler-headed, casting the shovel-nosed shark of the present Cosmos entirely into the shade, in point of horned, toothed, and serrated horrors.

There were bits of ivy and holly, and ruffles of ground-pine, and lots of bright red berries that came flying forth into the yard, and the children screamed for joy.

And forthwith the children began gathering into their little aprons wreaths of ground-pine, sprigs of holly, and twigs of crimson bitter- sweet.

They stuck good big bushes of pine in each window; they put a little ruffle of ground-pine round mother's Bible, and they fastened the beautiful red cross up over the table, and they stuck sprigs of pine or holly into every crack that could be made, by fair means or foul, to accept it, and they were immensely satisfied and delighted.

Here and there the dark spires of the cedar and the green leaves and red berries of the holly contrast with these lighter tints.

The skies above were blue and fair, and the waters of the curving bay were a downward skya magical under-world, wherein the crimson oaks, and the dusk plumage of the pine, and the red holly-berries, and yellow sassafras leaves, all flickered and glinted in wavering bands of color as soft winds swayed the glassy floor of waters.

They found it to be a small neck of land on this side where we lay in the bay, and on the further side the sea, the ground or earth, sand-hills, much like the downs in Holland, but much better; the crust of the earth a spit's depth of excellent black earth; all wooded with oaks, pines, sassafras, juniper, birch, holly, vines, some ash and walnut; the wood for the most part open and without underwood, fit either to walk or to ride in.

" "Yea, my little maid, there is a brave lot of holly berries for thee to dress the cabin withal.

Two or three great oaks, pines, walnut, beech, ash, birch, hazel, holly, and sassafras in abundance, and vines everywhere, with cherry- trees, plum-trees, and others which we know not.

How shall we keep it in these woods?" "Aye, aye," said old Margery, coming up at the moment, "a brave muster and to do is there now in old England; and men and boys going forth singing and bearing home branches of holly, and pine, and mistletoe for Christmas greens.

Christmas carols had been sung to them by nurses and mothers and grandmothers; the Christmas holly spoke to them from every berry and prickly leaf, full of dearest household memories.

The men had come back from their work on shore with branches of green pine and holly, and the women had, stuck them about the ship, not without tearful thoughts of old home-places, where their childhood fathers and mothers did the same.

There is nothing sentimental or lachrymose in it; but it is warm and seasonable, and done up in a holly-green binding, it is all over old Christmas.

It is a charming shrub of bold, bushy habit, with prickly holly-like foliage, and scarlet and yellow, trumpet-shaped pendent flowers, borne in quantity.


I. OPACA.American Holly.

In America this Holly is put to precisely the same purposes as the common Holly is in Europe.

In America this Holly is put to precisely the same purposes as the common Holly is in Europe.

The large Holly-like leaves are of a peculiar silvery-green tint above, and almost white on the under sides.

This is a handsome evergreen shrub, with Holly-like leaves, and not very conspicuous greenish-white flowers.

P. ANGUSTIFOLIA (narrow-leaved Phillyrea), P. ilicifolia (Holly-leaved Phillyrea), P. salicifolia (Willow-leaved Phillyrea), P. buxifolia (Box-leaved Phillyrea), and P. ligustrifolia (Privet-leaved Phillyrea), are all more or less valuable species, and their names indicate their peculiarities of leafage.

Still, autumn ushers in the Christmas cheer, The holly-berries and the ivy-tree: They weave a chaplet for the Old Year's heir; These waiting mourners do not sing for me!

For several hours, our path led up and down stony ridges, covered with thickets of oak and holly, and with wild cherry, pear, and olive-trees.

The path was very steep, continually ascending, now around the barren shoulder of the mountain, now up some ravine, where the holly and olive still flourished, and the wild rhubarb-plant spread its large, succulent leaves over the soil.

Among the persons who promoted the calling of this council were William Webb, Martin R. Delaney, J. Gould Bias, Franklin Turner, Augustus Greene, James M. Whitfield, William Lambert, Henry Bibb, James T. Holly and Henry M. Collins.

There developed in this assembly three groups, one believing with Martin R. Delaney that it was best to go to the Niger Valley in Africa, another following the counsel of James M. Whitfield then interested in emigration to Central America, and a third supporting James T. Holly who insisted that Hayti offered the best opportunities for free persons of color desiring to leave the United States.

James Redpath, already interested in the scheme of colonization in Hayti, had preceded Holly there and with the latter as his coworker succeeded in sending to that country as many as two thousand emigrants, the first of whom sailed from this country in 1861.[30] Owing to the lack of equipment adequate to the establishment of the settlement and the unfavorable climate, not more than one third of the emigrants remained.

The Pulpit itself has such Clusters of Ivy, Holly, and Rosemary about it, that a light Fellow in our Pew took occasion to say, that the Congregation heard the Word out of a Bush, like Moses.

The pudding was out of the copper, and in half a minute Mrs. Crachit entered, flushed, but smiling proudly, with the pudding blazing in ignited brandy, and with Christmas holly stuck into the top.

Bragg's Raid into Kentucky.%The Confederate line which in January, 1862, had passed across Kentucky had thus by June been driven southward to Chattanooga, Iuka, and Holly Springs.

Iuka and Corinth.%While Bragg was raiding Kentucky, Generals Price at Iuka and Van Dorn at Holly Springs, knowing that Grant's army had been greatly weakened by sending troops to Buell, prepared to attack Corinth.

Holly Springs.

Without noticing this penetration of his disguise, the rustler turned and spoke to the nearest of his companions: "Spark Holly, how was it?" "I seen 'em both and heard 'em talking," was the prompt response of the individual appealed to.

But there was one among the four with the cunning of a fox; he was Spark Holly, who had located the inspector when in front of the house.

At the moment Cadmus was brought up all standing, as may be said, Holly stood so far to one side that he was not in the young man's field of vision.

The instant, however, Fred Whitney turned his back on the rustlers, Holly saw his opportunity.

Shrewd enough to do this clever thing, Spark Holly was too cautious to spoil it by allowing his movement to be observed.

Holly lost no time in dodging behind the structure, moving with the stealth of an Indian in the stillness of the night.

He noticed the guarded movement of Spark Holly at the moment Whitney entered his home, and he needed no one to tell him what it meant.

The foxy Holly, at a whispered word from Inman, darted around the end of the building and entered the stables.

Spark Holly returned to the party in front and made his report.

When they point outward like the spines of a holly leaf they are 'dentate-'toothed.

One of the company carries a large flask filled with cider and tastefully decorated with holly-branches; and when every one has advanced about ten paces from the choicest tree, rustic pipes made from the hollow boughs of elder are played upon by young men, while Echo repeats the strain, and it seems as if fairy-musicians responded in low, sweet tones from some neighboring wood or hill.

Apparently space was found for it with difficulty, and it got wedged between an enormous holly hedge and a stiff wooden paling.

R71289, 6Dec50, John T. Faris (A) SELECTIONS FROM THE PROSE AND POETRY OF JOHN MILTON; edited by James Holly Hanford.

Boots of the Holly-tree Inn. Illus. by Marie A. Lawson.

HOLLY, FLORA M. The caliph of Bagdad.

The Campfire Girls at Holly House.



Holly Stevens Stephenson (C); 18Nov64; R349738.

Holly Stevens Stephenson (C); 30Jul64; R342267. STEVENSON, SYLVIA.

The jolly Holly Berrys.

The jolly Holly Berrys.

HOLLY, FLORA M. The caliph of Bagdad.


<pb id='385.png' n='1966h2/A/2583' /> HANFORD, JAMES HOLLY.

James Holly Hanford (A); 8Sep66; R392924.

It was ornamented with a crown of holly and mistletoe, and the parti-coloured berries looked bright in a straggling sunbeam which had fought its way through the still-loaded sky, and fell upon the terrace.

Polished holly leaves glisten, and a bunch of tawny fungus rears itself above the grass.

The matchboarding of white pine that lined the lower half of its walls had been hung with red twill, with garlands of ivy and bunches of holly.

A smell of dust, of pine wood, of pomade, of burning oil, of an iron stove fiercely heated, a thin, bitter smell of ivy and holly; that wonderful, that overpowering, inspiring and revolting smell, of elements strangely fused, of flying vapors, of breathing, burning, palpitating things.

Holly Springs and its People.

The Raid upon Holly Springs.

There was pudding, too, and brandy sauce, and holly for decorations.

Mr. Rose, of Holly Farm, Hogg, the miller, and one or two neighbours of lesser degree appeared to be in earnest debate over some point of unusual difficulty.

Then he rose, and putting a couple of formidable law-books under his arm, walked slowly down the road in the direction of Holly Farm.

For half an hour he sat in silent enjoyment of the situationenjoyment which would have been increased if he could have seen Mr. Rose standing at the gate of Holly Farm, casting anxious glances up and down the road.

In cool, shady amphitheaters at the head of the trail there are groves of white silver fir and Douglas spruce, with ferns and saxifrages that recall snowy mountains; below these, yellow pine, nut-pine, juniper, hop-hornbeam, ash, maple, holly-leaved berberis, cowania, spiraea, dwarf oak, and other small shrubs and trees.

the Holly, this life is most jolly.

I trust you find it so, Mr. Holly?"

"If you want to know," Mr. Holly answered sourly, "I don't.

" "You pain and astonish me, Mr. Holly.

"There was," said Mr. Holly, "to 'a been six.

I am no politician, Mr. Holly, but I understand the Primrose League existsprimarilyor ultimatelyto save our world-wide empire.

This presented a blank white-washed wall to the road, but a Gloire de Dijon rose spread itself over the cottage front, almost smothering a board with the inscription: S. Holly and Son, Carters and Hauliers.

Old Holly, the carrier, suggested that there was no need to give up hope of the horses.

"Then why couldn't you have waited and given 'em a chance?" foamed the proprietor; and commanding Holly to turn the empty wagon and follow, he strode off in the direction of the Wharf.

" As she spoke, the joyful anticipation of a few days at the Holly Sprig Inn began to fade away.

"So you stopped at the Holly Sprig?"

I could not have imagined that that charming and apparently light-hearted young woman at the Holly Sprig had ever been crushed down by such a sorrow as this.

Could she care enough about me to resent my stopping at the Holly Sprig?

If the last words of the lady of the Holly Sprig meant the sweet thing I thought they meant, then did they make the words which preceded them all the more bitter.

They knew, of course, that I had stopped with the Putneys, for I had told them that, but they had also heard that I had spent a night at the Holly Sprig, and had afterwards stayed with the Larramies.

He went straight over to the Holly Sprig Inn, and I expect he did that because the inn was the last place he had seen his master.

It appeared that the fact of her having been the landlady of the Holly Sprig made no difference in his case.

The hedges and borders, of yew and holly and box, tall and broad, looked very bare and broken and patchy; but now that the shears had, after so long a season of neglect, removed the gathered shade, the naked stems and branches would again send out the young shoots of the spring, a new birth would begin everywhere, and the old garden would dawn anew.

At a time prior to his entering upon the ministry, being in low circumstances, he agreed for wages to "attend shop for a person at Mount Holly, and to keep his books."

holy 10913 occurrences

" This holy rite is no superstitious human invention.

I will not weary you, holy monk, with the history of the means by which they worked upon my nature.

Holy St. Mark! can deceit like this be practised under the sanction of thy blessed name!" "Father, it is, and more.

" "And thou, daughter, hast been with Jacopo in the cell of his parent?" "I was his constant guide on these holy errands, father.

After a silence of several minutes he proceeded to the duties of his holy office.

He was permitted to pass by various sentinels, who imagined, from his holy calling and calm step, that he was some friar employed in his usual and privileged office.

holy father, you should know best, but" "We will not lose more time in idle words, son, when there has already been this delayshow us to the closet of his Highness."

"Signore, as I have just said, in virtue of knowledge gained in the exercise of my holy office.

Thus Father Anselmo, as he proceeded with the desired explanation, touched more tenderly on the practices of the state, and used more of reserve in alluding to those usages and opinions, which one of his holy calling and honest nature, under other circumstances, would have fearlessly condemned.

I was his companion in the holy act, and will call the blessed Maria and the saints" "Girl, didst thou know him for a bravo?" "Oh! Highness, no.

By the sacred nature of my holy office, do I affirm that of this crime is Jacopo innocent!

The cowl of the holy man was thrown back, exposing his mortified lineaments and his self-examining eye to those around.

They have named a minute when this bloody work is to be performed?" "Holy Carmelite, I have.

The monk was so full of holy thoughts that, forgetting his former wishes, he was nearly content the prisoner should pass into the fruition of that hope which elevated his own mind.

he said; "she utters holy truth.

Just what happenedif woman's beauty had nothing holy in it, why should his fondness for it?

"I never cease to admire your countrymen," he said, "On Sundays they say, 'I believe in the Holy Catholic Church,'

and, on work-days, they say, 'I believe in the Holy Anglican Church.'

"My lord," he asked, finally, "have you ever negotiated for the Holy Coat at Treves; for the breastplate of Charlemagne in the Louvre; for the Crown Jewels in the Tower?" "No," said the earl; "I have no use for them, but I very much need the turquoise cup.

Every movement is previously regulated by a Commissioner appointed for the purpose, (to whom en passant these fetes are very lucrative jobs,) a plan of the whole is distributed, in which is prescribed with great exactness, that at such and such parts the people are to "melt into tears," at others they are to be seized with a holy enthusiasm, and at the conclusion of the whole they are to rend the air with the cry of "Vive la Convention!"

Here we all cried "Vive la Republique!" as we ever do, when our holy mother Guillotine is at work.

in the doctrine of holy equality, by decreeing, that every officer who has a command shall be able to read and write, though it cannot be denied that their reasons for this lese democratie are of some weight.

It is called in derision here a "donkey," but an ass, in a more generous time, when one of his race and size bore upon his back into the Holy City the world's Saviour and Re-Creator.

Was it irreverent in the pious singing-master of a New England village, when he said, that often, while returning home late on bright winter nights, he had dropped the reins upon his horse's neck, and sung Old Hundred from the stars, set as notes to that holy tune, when they first sang together in the morning of the creation?

Let him, then, of thoughtful and attentive faculties think on these great and holy possibilities, when he treads within the pale of a good man's life, whose labors for human happiness "follow him" according to divine promise; not out of the world, not down into the grave with his resting body, but out among living generations, breathing upon them and through them a blessed and everlasting influence.

Though her spirit was taken up first to the great and holy communion above, the "ministering angel of God's love let her body remain with him as a pledge until his own spirit was called to join hers in the joint mansion of their eternal rest.

The floriculturist is an astronomer, with Newton's telescope reversed; and if its revelations do not stir up holy thoughts in his soul, he is blind as well as mad.

Secondly, we find that the associations left in the minds of the people by the expeditions of the Crusaders and the pilgrimages to the Holy Sepulchre, rendered the Deposition and the Entombment particularly popular and impressive as subjects of art, even down to a late period.


The DESCENT OF THE HOLY GHOST is a strictly scriptural subject.

Mary, in her character of the divine Mother of Wisdom, or even Wisdom herself, did not, perhaps, need any accession of intellectual light; but we must remember that the Holy Spirit was the Comforter, as well as the Giver of wisdom; therefore, equally needed by those, whether men or women, who were all equally called upon to carry out the ministry of Christ in love and service, in doing and in suffering.

On the left of the bed stands St. Peter, habited as a bishop: he places a taper in her dying hand; another apostle holds the asperge with which to sprinkle her with holy water: another reads the service.

Three ecclesiastics are seen entering by an open door, bearing the cross, the censer, and the holy water.


In accordance with this story, we have, in the third compartment, the Marriage of Michael with the Eastern Maiden, and then the Voyage from the Holy Land to the Shores of Tuscany.

Her Son, next to whom she has taken her seat, has himself wiped the tears from her eyes, and set the resplendent crown upon her head; the Father blesses her; the Holy Spirit bears witness; cherubim and seraphim welcome her, and salute her as their queen.

Above, the Virgin floating in the air, with the rainbow under her feet, is crowned by the Father and the Son, while over her head hovers the holy Dove.


Something more than holy living remained to be learned; there remained the mystery of failure and deaththat death which is the doorway to our real life.

They are lesser models of the three great pyramids of Brugh on the Boyne, where the river sweeps southward in a long curve, half-encircling a headland of holy ground.

Yet from this race, as if to show the inherent and equal power of the soul, came holy saints and mighty warriors; to the old race of the Firbolgs belong Saint Mansuy, apostle of Belgium, and Roderick O'Conor, the last king of united Ireland.

They are secret and holy sanctuaries, guarded well from all outward influence, where, in the mystic solitude, the valiant and great among the living may commune with the spirits of the mighty dead.

"Therefore I might even leave them, to go among the Britons,for willingly would I see my own kindred and my native land again, or even go as far as Gaul to visit my brothers, and see the faces of my Master's holy men.

A few years before that battle, in 634, Saint Cummian of Durrow, some thirty miles to the east of Camin's Holy Island, wrote to his brother, the Abbot of Iona in the northern seas, quoting Latin writers sacred and secular, as well as Origen, Cyril and Pachomius among the Greeks.

I found in each great church moreo'er, Whether on island or on shore, Piety, learning, fond affection, Holy welcome and kind protection....

There are holy wells and altars there also, and Inismurray, better than any other place, gives us a picture of the old scholastic life of that remote and wonderful time.

As if that candle-lit tableau, somehow holy and somehow abominable, were not for the eyes of one of them, the face of Daniel, the wedded husband, had been turned to the wall.

And you believe it's a holy war, Editha?"

Yes, we've had a meeting at the town-hall, and everybody has volunteered; and they selected me for captain, and I'm going to the war, the big war, the glorious war, the holy war ordained by the pocket Providence that blesses butchery.

Cast our Caps and cares away: this is Beggars Holy-day, At the Crowning of our King, thus we ever dance and sing.

Go get some victuals, and some drink, some good drink; For this day we'll keep holy to good fortune, Come, and be frolick with us.

As that thou holdst most holy.

Her mind is ten times sweeter, ten times nobler, And but to hear her speak, a Paradise, And such a love she bears to me, a chaste love, A vertuous, fair, and fruitful love: 'tis now too I am ready to enjoy it; the Priest ready, Clause, To say the holy words shall make us happy, This is a cruelty beyond mans study, All these are ready, all our joyes are ready, And all the expectation of our friends, 'Twill be her death to do it.

Enter Clorin a shepherdess, having buried her Love in an Arbour. Hail, holy Earth, whose cold Arms do imbrace The truest man that ever fed his flocks By the fat plains of fruitful Thessaly, Thus I salute thy Grave, thus do I pay My early vows, and tribute of mine eyes To thy still loved ashes; thus I free

Now we have done this holy Festival In honour of our great God, and his rites Perform'd, prepare your selves for chaste

And uncorrupted fires: that as the Priest, With powerful hand shall sprinkle on [your] Brows His pure and holy water, ye may be From all hot flames of lust, and loose thoughts free.

Did you not tell me once I should not love alone, I should not lose Those many passions, vows, and holy Oaths, I've sent to Heaven?

O do not wrong my honest simple truth, My self and my affections are as pure As those chaste flames that burn before the shrine Of the great Dian: only my intent To draw you thither, was to plight our troths, With enterchange of mutual chaste embraces, And ceremonious tying of our selves: For to that holy wood is consecrate

How have I wrong'd the times, or men, that thus After this holy Feast I pass unknown And unsaluted?

Then know, she's call'd the Virgin of the Grove, She that hath long since bury'd her chaste Love, And now lives by his Grave, for whose dear Soul She hath vow'd her self into the holy Roll Of strict Virginity; 'tis her

Alexis, when the sun shall kiss the Sea, Taking his rest by the white Thetis side, Meet in the holy wood, where I'le abide Thy coming, Shepherd. Alex.

Dar'st thou abide To see this holy Earth at once divide And give her body up?

Oh the choice Of dear embraces, chast and holy strains Our hands shall give!

Daphnis, I do desire, since we are met So happily, our lives and fortunes set Upon one stake, to give assurance now, By interchange of hands and holy vow, Never to break again: walk you that way Whilest I in zealous meditation stray

Till in yonder holy

Well, Thrice with powerful Magick spell, Fill'd with many a baleful word, Thou hast been dipt; thus with my cord Of blasted Hemp, by Moon-light twin'd, I do thy sleepy body bind; I turn thy head into the East, And thy feet into the West, Thy left arm to the South put forth, And thy right unto the North: I take thy body from the ground, In this deep and deadly swound, And into this holy spring I let thee slide down by my string.

Take this Maid thou holy pit, To thy bottom, nearer yet, In thy water pure and sweet, By thy leave I dip her feet; Thus I let her lower yet, That her ankles may be wet; Yet down lower, let her knee

Snakes that cast your coats for new, Camelions that alter hue, Hares that yearly Sexes change, Proteus alt'ring oft and strange, Hecate with shapes three, Let this Maiden changed be, With this holy water wet, To the shape of Amoret: Cynthia work thou with my charm, Thus I draw thee free from harm Up out of this blessed Lake, Rise both like her and awake.

Well, Which they have blest with many a powerful Spell; For never Traveller in dead of Night, Nor strayed Beasts have faln in, but when sight Hath fail'd them, then their right way they have found By help of them, so holy is the ground:

Forbear to touch my Love, or by yon flame, The greatest power that Shepherds dare to name, Here where thou sit'st under this holy tree Her to dishonour, thou shalt buried be.

Beshrew my tardy steps: here shalt thou rest Upon this holy bank, no deadly Snake Upon this turf her self in folds doth make.

From my banks I pluck this flower With holy hand, whose vertuous power Is at once to heal and draw.

Immortal power, that rul'st this holy flood, I know my self unworthy to be woo'd By thee a god: for e're this, but for thee I should have shown my weak Mortalitie: Besides, by holy Oath betwixt us twain, I am betroath'd unto a Shepherd swain, Whose comely face, I know the gods above May make me leave to see, but not to love.

Immortal power, that rul'st this holy flood, I know my self unworthy to be woo'd By thee a god: for e're this, but for thee I should have shown my weak Mortalitie: Besides, by holy Oath betwixt us twain, I am betroath'd unto a Shepherd swain, Whose comely face, I know the gods above May make me leave to see, but not to love.

Thanks Virgin, I must down again, Thy wound will put thee to no pain: Wonder not so soon 'tis gone: A holy hand was laid upon.

What art thou call'st me from my holy rites, And with thy feared name of death affrights My tender Ears?

the holy well Flung her, for ever with the waves to dwell.

Bride of the Father and the Son, Bride of the Holy Ghost!

It has become pretty plain that neither the Fortress of Holy Scripture nor the Rock of Church Authority is likely to be taken by storm.

A commonplace hitched into verse instantly takes rank with Holy Scripture.

"One evening, two days after our arrival at the Old Manse, George Hilliard and Henry Cleveland appeared for fifteen minutes on their way to Niagara Falls, and were thrown into raptures by the embowering flowers and the dear old house they adorned, and the pictures of Holy Mothers mild on the walls, and Mr. Hawthorne's study, and the noble avenue.

"In the evening we are gathered together beneath our luminous star in the study, for we have a large hanging astral lamp, which beautifully illumines the room, with its walls of pale yellow paper, its Holy Mother over the fireplace, and pleasant books, and its pretty bronze vase on one of the secretaries, filled with ferns.

Now the Volto Santo (Anglicรจ, Holy Countenance) is a miraculous crucifix, which hangs, as may be seen, all by itself in a gorgeous chapelmore like a pagoda than a chapel, and more like a glorified bird-cage than eitherbuilt expressly for it among the stout Lombard pillars in the nave of the cathedral.

But on what authority I cannot tell, nor why, nor how, the Holy Countenance reached the snug little city of Lucca, except by flying through the air like the Loretto house, or springing out of the earth like the Madonna of Feltri.

And is it not stipulated in many of the marriage contracts among the mountain tribes that the husband must, under a money penalty, conduct his wife to the festival of the Holy Countenance once at least in four years?

Nothing is holy to them.

She will have nothing to do with the festival of the Holy Countenance.

If the peasants and the people complain of the taxes, and won't work six days in the week, "Let them starve," says the marchesa"let them starve; so much the better!" In her opinion, the legend of the Holy Countenance is a lie, got up by priests for money; so she comes into the city from Corellia, and shuts up her palace, publicly to show her opinion.

"We will not dwell on the ordinary topics,on the progress of civilization, on the advance of freedom everywhere, on the rights and requirements of the nineteenth century; but we appeal to you very seriously to reflect and to ask counsel of God how far such a state of things is in accordance with His Holy Word, the inalienable rights of immortal souls, and the pure and merciful spirit of the Christian religion.

And there were others who had wandered by that sea of Galilee, and fished in the waters of the Holy Land, and with them Fishin' Jimmy dearly loved to talk.

It was there, too, that holy Paul came to land, when journeying a prisoner to Rome.

"'Thou hast slain the best and bravest That e'er set a lance in rest; Of our holy faith the bulwark, Terror of each Paynim breast.

"'Send then to the Holy Father, Proudly thus to him reply Thou, the king, and I, Rodrigo, Him and all his power defy.'

"'I do pray our Holy Lady Her protection to afford, That thou never mayst in battle Need the Cid's right arm and sword.'

Some of these tales, such as those of the Holy Grail, were intended, besides, to glorify the most celebrated orders of knighthood,the Templars and Knights of St. John.

Bearer of Holy Grail, 201.

A holy man who baptizes Merlin, 206. BLAIVE.

Same as Bertanga land, 123; Uther and Pendragon's wars in, 208; Holy Grail vanishes from, 208; named by Brutus, 309; invaded by Romans, 309. BRITISH MUSEUM.

Palace at, 211, 218; feast at, 217; twelve kings buried at, 218; Lancelot at, 220, 221; knights assemble at, 224; appearance of Holy Grail at, 225; knights return to, 226; Guinevere's feast at, 226; funeral barge arrives at, 228; Lancelot leaves and returns to, 229.

Ogier goes to the, 138; Holy Grail in the far, 201; Alexander's journey to the, 305; wealth of the, 306.