Far out in the ocean, where the water is as blue as the prettiest cornflower, and as clear as crystal, it is very, very deep; so deep, indeed, that no cable could fathom it: many church steeples, piled one upon another, would not reach from the ground beneath to the surface of the water above. There dwell the Sea King and his subjects.
The Sardinians are a sturdy race, but at the same time alert, lively, and brave, even to rashness:;; firm friends but implacable enemies; quick of understanding, of vivacious imagination and passionately fond of poetry, zealous in maintaining their rights and liberty, but loyal and fond of their King and Country.John Smith - A System of Modern Geography: Or, the Natural and Political History of the Present State of the World, Volume 2 - Sherwood Neely and Jones, 1811
"Elohim," the name for the creative power in Genesis, is a female plural, a fact that generations of learned rabbis and Christian theologians have all explained as merely grammatical convention. The King James and most other Bibles translate it as "God," but if you take the grammar literally, it seems to mean "goddesses." Al Shaddai, god of battles, appears later, and YHWH, mispronounced Jehovah, later still.Robert Anton Wilson, in Everything Is Under Control : Conspiracies, Cults, and Cover-Ups (1998), p. 197.
'That's not a regular rule: you invented it just now.' 'It's the oldest rule in the book,'said the King. 'Then it ought to be Number One,'said Alice.1865 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, ch.12, 'Alice's Evidence'.
Charminar , had been built in 1589 by Mohammad-Quli Qutab Shah, the King whose seat was Golconda Fort some fifteen miles (from Hyderabad City), to commemorate the spot where he caught his first glimpse of Bhagmati, the Hindu girl who captured his heart and in time became his queen .Lynton and Rajan, in p.1 (An African Indian Community in Hyderabad: Siddi Identity, Its Maintenance ...)
There grewe an aged tree on the greene; A goodly Oake sometime had it bene, With armes full strong and largely displayed, But of their leaves they were disarayde The bodie bigge, and mightely pight, Thoroughly rooted, and of wond'rous hight; Whilome had bene the King of the field, And mochell mast to the husband did yielde, And with his nuts larded many swine: But now the gray mosse marred his rine; His bared boughes were beaten with stormes, His toppe was bald, and wasted with wormes, His honour decayed, his braunches sere.Edmund Spenser
It is alarming and odious to see Mr Gandhi, a seditious MiddleTemple lawyer, now posing as a fakir of a type well-known in the East, striding half-naked up the steps of the vice-regal palace, while he is still conducting a defiant campaign of civil disobedience, to parley on equal terms with the representative of the King- Emperor.Lord Randolph Henry Spencer Churchill
" Elohim ," the name for the creative power in Genesis , is a female plural, a fact that generations of learned rabbis and Christian theologians have all explained as merely grammatical convention. The King James and most other Bibles translate it as " God ," but if you take the grammar literally, it seems to mean " goddesses ." Al Shaddai, god of battles, appears later, and YHWH , mispronounced Jehovah , later still.robert anton wilson
James's sexual orientation was so widely known that Sir Walter Raleigh joked about it in public saying "King Elizabeth" had been succeeded by "Queen James."Catherine D. Bowen, The Lion and the Throne[ ]
Padmanabha Swamy temple located inside the East Fort, this Vaishnava temple is very famous attracting devotees from all parts. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu sleeping on Anantha, the serpent King, this temple is a rare blend of Dravidian architecture and the Kerala style.Biju Mathew, in Pilgrimage to Temple Heritage, 2013. p.65
The worst of rebels never arm To do their King or country harm, But draw their swords to do them good, As doctors cure by letting blood.Samuel Butler, Miscellaneous Thoughts, line 181.
It was the first religion that preached and practiced democracy; for, in the mosque, when the call for prayer is sounded and worshippers are gathered together, the democracy of Islam is embodied five times a day when the peasant and King kneel side by side and proclaim: 'God Alone is Great'... I have been struck over and over again by this indivisible unity of Islam that makes man instinctively a brother.Sarojini Naidu, Ideals of Islam, vide Speeches & Writings (1918), p. 169
A well proportioned mind is one which shows no particular bias; one of which we may safely say that it will never cause its owner to be confined as a madman, tortured as a heretic, or crucified as a blasphemer. Also, on the other hand, that it will never cause him to be applauded as a prophet, revered as a priest, or exalted as a King. Its usual blessings are happiness and mediocrity.thomas hardy
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