Vathek: An Arabian Tale ; with a Memoir of the Author and Notes Critical and Explanatory

1854 - 180 pages

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Page 156 - ... ever dared to vegetate ; on the right rose the watch-towers, ranged before the ruins of an immense palace whose walls were embossed with various figures; in front stood forth the colossal forms of four creatures, composed of the leopard and the griffin: and though but of stone, inspired emotions of terror; near these were distinguished by the...
Page 58 - Him, however, they treated- as an old poltroon, and styled him a rascally traitor. The camels and dromedaries were advancing with water; but no one knew by which way to enter the tower. Whilst the populace was obstinate in forcing the doors, a violent north-east wind drove an immense volume of flame against them.

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