Hence the first thing for a good man to do was to bring the body--this seat of evil--under subjection, and, if possible, to eradicate the passions and appetites which enslave the body; and this was to be done by self-flagellations, penances, austerities, and solitude,--flight from the contaminating influences of the world.
He was a topflight career space pilot who governed one of the few standard Space Command Fleets of Twelve.
--Opinions of the council.--Cleopatra's wishes.--Battle of Actium.--Flight of Cleopatra.--Antony follows Cleopatra.--He gains her galley.--Antony pursued.--A severe conflict.--The avenger of a father.--Antony's anguish--Antony and Cleopatra shun each other.--Arrival at Tsenarus.--Antony and Cleopatra fly together to Egypt.
FIELDING IX.--THE INTRUDER PART II I.--THE WAND OF OFFICE II.--MIDSUMMER MADNESS III.--A DRAWN BATTLE IV.--A POINT OF HONOUR V.--THE WAY TO HAPPINESS VI.--RECONCILIATION VII.--THE SPELL VIII.--THE HONOURS OF WAR PART III I.--BIRDS OF A FEATHER II.--SALTASH III.--THE PRICE IV.--KISMET V.--THE DRIVING FORCE VI.--THE SISTER OF MERCY VII.--THE SACRIFICE VIII.--THE MESSAGE IX.--THE ANSWER PART IV I.--THE FREE GIFT II.--FRIENDSHIP III.--CONFESSION IV.--COUNSEL V.--THE THUNDERBOLT VI.--COALS OF FIRE VII.--FLIGHT VIII.--OUT OF THE NIGHT IX.--THE FREE PARDON X.--THE LAST FENCE THE OBSTACLE RACE PART I CHAPTER I BETTER THAN LONDON A long, green wave ran up, gleaming like curved glass in the sunlight, and broke in a million sparkles against a shelf of shingle.
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+Flay+, v. to put to flight, to scare, S2; see +Fleyen+.
"Feb. 24, 1848--Flight of Louis Philippe and his family by the western entrance of the Tuileries Garden.
Unreasonable creatures feed their young; And though man's face be fearful to their eyes, Yet, in protection of their tender ones, Who hath not seen them- even with those wings Which sometime they have us'd with fearful flight- Make war with him that climb'd unto their nest, Offering their own lives in their young's defence For shame, my liege, make them your precedent!
stay thy flight-- 120 "Again descend in yonder rolling cloud, "And veil Alzira in thy misty shroud-- "He comes!
She has left me, heart-broken, to mourn at her flight,-- To think of the hours she endear'd by her love.
ye wild tempests, and cover his flight!-- 'Tis finished.
And hence it is, that, over against the eternal solitude within us, there ever waits without us a second solitude, into which, sooner or later, we pass with restless flight,--a solitude vast, shadowy, and unfamiliar in its outline, but inevitable in its reality,--haunting, bewildering, overshadowing us!
While the marriage ceremonies were going on, the ambassadors rushed on Pyrrhus and slew him, but as he fell he placed the crown on the head of Andromache, who thus became the queen of Epirus, and the ambassadors hastened to their ships in flight.--Ambrose Philips, The Distressed Mother (1712).
Health is to feel the body a luxury, as every vigorous child does,--as the bird does when it shoots and quivers through the air, not flying for the sake of the goal, but for the sake of the flight,--as the dog does when he scours madly across the meadow, or plunges into the muddy blissfulness of the stream.
Rome the rival of Alexandria.--Extent of their rule.--Extension of the Roman empire.--Cleopatra's father.--Ptolemy's ignoble birth.--Caesar and Pompey.--Ptolemy purchases the alliance of Rome.--Taxes to raise the money.--Revolt at Alexandria.--Ptolemy's flight.--Berenice.--Her marriage with Seleucus.--Cleopatra's early life.--Ptolemy an object of contempt.--Ptolemy's interview with Cato.--Character of Cato.--Ptolemy's reception.--Cato's advice to him.--Ptolemy arrives at Rome.--His application to Pompey.--Action of the Roman senate.--Plans for restoring Ptolemy.--Measures of Berenice.--Her embassage to Rome.--Ptolemy's treachery.--Its consequences.--Opposition to Ptolemy.--The prophecy.--Attempts to evade the oracle.--Gabinius undertakes the cause.--Mark Antony.--His history and character.--Antony in Greece.--He joins Gabinius.--Danger of crossing the deserts.--Armies destroyed.--Mark Antony's character.--His personal appearance.--March across the desert.--Pelusium taken.--March across the Delta.--Success of the Romans.--Berenice a prisoner.--Fate of Archelaus.--Grief of Antony.--Unnatural joy of Ptolemy.
The dynasty of the Ptolemies.--The founder.--Philip of Macedon.--Alexander.--The intrigue discovered.--Ptolemy banished.--Accession of Alexander.--Ptolemy's elevation.--Death of Alexander.--Ptolemy becomes King of Egypt.--Character of Ptolemy's reign.--The Alexandrian library.--Abdication of Ptolemy.--Ptolemy Philadelphus.--Death of Ptolemy.--Subsequent degeneracy of the Ptolemies.--Incestuous marriages of the Ptolemy family.--Ptolemy Physcon.--Origin of his name.--Circumstances of Physcon's accession.--Cleopatra.--Physcon's brutal perfidity.--He marries his wife's daughter.--Atrocities of Physcon.--His flight.--Cleopatra assumes the government.--Her birth-day.--Barbarity of Physcon.--Grief of Cleopatra.--General character of the Ptolemy family.--Lathyrus.
Then thief-man too muchee flighten' an' giveum back jug plenty dam quick."
Suppose thy lightful flightful wings Thou lend to me, And I could flee As far as thee the evening brings: Ev'n led to west he would me catch, Nor should I lurk with western things.
As it was getting dark, I lit and took with me the big red-silk lantern, and we set out, she leading, and walking confoundedly fast, slackening when I swore at her, and getting fast again: and she walks with a certain levity, flightiness, and liberated furore, very hard to describe, as though space were a luxury to be revelled in.
* * * * * ZEPP-FLIGHTING IN THE HAUTES ALPES.
If Beatrice had glanced at Ray, she would have ceased her appeal and trusted everything to the doubtful mercy of flight,--into the gloom of the forest.
While speaking of light-houses, it may be interesting to naturalists who live far inland to know that while (as they are well aware) thousands of birds are killed annually during their flights by striking against telegraphic wires, many wild-fowls are also destroyed by dashing against the lanterns of the light- towers during the night.
The bigness of L'Envoi shows poetic power capable of higher flights:-- "And only the Master shall praise us, and only the Master shall blame; And no one shall work for money, and no one shall work for fame; But each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star, Shall draw the Thing as he sees It for the God of Things as They Are!"
But the snows of winter are necessary to the blossoms of spring,--the waste of death to the resurrection of life; and from the vastest of all desolations does our Lady lead her children in the loftiest of all flights,--even from all sorrow and solitude,--from the wastes of earth and the desolation of AEons, to ineffable joy in her Saviour Lord.
And Vavasor instantly passed into his own room to make his preparations for immediate flight.--She never knew in what manner he took his last leave of her.
The first great volume of mad shrieks had quickly died low as if the victims were being smothered; and now could be heard only the single scream of some woman caught in flight,--short, despairing screams, and others that seemed to be cut short--strangled at their height.
This is well known to the London pigeon-fanciers, from the great havoc they make in their flight.--Sir John Sebright Technicalities of Science.
Thus, from the very beginnings of history or human tradition, out of the severities of Scythian deserts there has been an endless series of flights,--nomadic invasions of tribes impelled by no merely barbarian impulse, but by some deep sense of suffering, flying from their Northern wastes to the happy gardens of the South.
Amalahta wished to marry the princess Goer'vyl, Madoc's sister, and even seized her by force, but was killed in his flight.--Southey, Madoc, ii.
'--New Flights.--Political Ambition.-- The Gaming Mania.--Almacks'.--Brookes'.--Black-balled.--Two Versions of the Election Trick.--St.
The letter reads as follows: "'When the flocks of wild geese make their orderly flight,--the glorious autumnal season deserving of laudation,--my thoughts wander far away to you, Teacher Talmage, whose noble presence is worthy to be saluted with bow profound, and whose dignified manners invite to close intimacy.
This was followed by a general and confused flight;--the canoes, paddling away as if their people were apprehensive of being buried beneath the tumbling rocks.
Contents.--What price glory.-- First flight.--The buccaneer.
With their long, sharp wings and their outstretched necks,--like loons, but with a different flight,--they were rakish-looking customers.
Originally the same as +Sours+, used of a hawk's flight.--W.W.S.) +Soutere+, sb.
There was some paralysis on his will, that, when he met men on common terms, he spoke weakly, and from the point, like a flighty girl.
The record of German submarine attacks involving death or injury to American citizens up to this time included the sinking or damaging of the following vessels: British steamer Falaba, 160 lives lost, including one American; American steamer Gulflight, three Americans lost; British steamship Lusitania, 1,134 lives lost, including 115 Americans; American steamer Leelanaw, sunk; liner Arabic sunk, two Americans killed; liner Hesperian sunk mysteriously, three days after Germany had promised to sink no more liners; Italian liner Ancona sunk (by Austrian submarine), with loss of American lives; Japanese liner Yanaka Maru sunk in Mediterranean; British liner Persia sunk, United States Consul McNeely killed; steamer Sussex attacked, several Americans seriously injured; British steamers Manchester Engineer, Eagle Point and Berwyn Dale attacked, endangering American members of crews.