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  • He told his wonderful story to the king; but the king would not believe him.
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  • That's an incredible story, Martha.
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  • What's the story on sweet Lydia?
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  • It is a sad story, but if you will try to restrain your tears I will tell you about it.
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  • "Got time for a long story?" he asked.
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  • I must tell you, mon cher," he continued in the sad and measured tones of a man who intends to tell a long story, "that our name is one of the most ancient in France."
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  • Every dead soldier has a face, a story, and a bereaved family.
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  • I could make up some story; maybe I'm writing a magazine piece.
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  • The guy is a story and a half.
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  • They spouted some cock-and-bull story that their mother always wanted them to have the property.
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  • His story checked out, and after extensive questioning, the police released him.
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  • "But I should like to know the story which this book tells," said Alfred.
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  • "It's a complicated story, you know," said the adjutant.
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  • Everything Miss Sullivan taught me she illustrated by a beautiful story or a poem.
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  • "It's a much longer story than I have time for," he replied.
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  • If you could only read, you might learn that story and enjoy it.
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  • Maybe Sarah was making up a story to cover up for Yancey.
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  • That night when Christopher went home he had a wonderful story to tell.
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  • Of what other story does this remind you?
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  • Just as this kid's leaving town, she puts this story on you, huh?
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  • I left a message, from Tommy, his so called fishing buddy, saying I had a fish story for him and requesting him to call as soon as possible.
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  • Dusty was prepared for the worst, but Darian's story left him speechless.
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  • Gabriel smiled, entertained as much by the story as he was by Cora's visible exasperation.
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  • But don't you lose heart, Jim, for I'm sure this isn't the end of our story, by any means.
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  • The chance of anyone believing the story was practically nil.
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  • Lydia Larkin thought the story was nonsense.
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  • The Roman story went on.
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  • I am perfectly sure I wrote the story myself.
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  • The only other soul she'd touched had told her its life story in a blink of the eye, terrifying her.
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  • Deidre's careful story didn't even make it to her tongue.
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  • And with a Frenchman's easy and naive frankness the captain told Pierre the story of his ancestors, his childhood, youth, and manhood, and all about his relations and his financial and family affairs, "ma pauvre mere" playing of course an important part in the story.
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  • Maybe there was nothing going on, but gut instinct said there was a story here – something big.
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  • The ancients have left us model heroic poems in which the heroes furnish the whole interest of the story, and we are still unable to accustom ourselves to the fact that for our epoch histories of that kind are meaningless.
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  • A little girl in a story was not courageous.
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  • This is the story which Mr. Defoe wrote.
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  • Nice story, but that's about all it is.
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  • In a speech to the House of Representatives at this same time, Congressman Davy Crockett told the story of getting chewed out by a constituent for voting for a $20,000 emergency relief bill for the homeless in a city just wiped out by a fire.
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  • Perhaps this was a confused recollection of the story I had heard not long before about Red Riding Hood.
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  • You may believe the story that you like best.
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  • I'm not sure who started that story, but it floated around here for my last two years of high school.
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  • Kutuzov suddenly cried in an agitated voice, evidently picturing vividly to himself from Prince Andrew's story the condition Russia was in.
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  • They're acting out some bizarre kid's story for the cancer kids, Han said, ducking his head into the office.
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  • And Prince Hippolyte began to tell his story in such Russian as a Frenchman would speak after spending about a year in Russia.
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  • From time to time she smoothed the folds of her dress, and whenever the story produced an effect she glanced at Anna Pavlovna, at once adopted just the expression she saw on the maid of honor's face, and again relapsed into her radiant smile.
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  • Prince Andrew remembered the story of Suvorov giving his saber to Bagration in Italy, and the recollection was particularly pleasant at that moment.
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  • Mademoiselle Bourienne was often touched to tears as in imagination she told this story to him, her seducer.
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  • The famous men of whom I have told you in this story are commonly called the Seven Wise Men of Greece.
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  • That's what interests me about this story (which may or may not be purely true): What Simonides did—recalling the names and locations of everyone at a large banquet—is described as entirely possible and an enviable, practical skill.
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  • Bring us nice news of a victory by the Archduke Karl or Ferdinand (one archduke's as good as another, as you know) and even if it is only over a fire brigade of Bonaparte's, that will be another story and we'll fire off some cannon!
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  • Now that Molly had confessed more knowledge than any of us suspected, I felt obligated to tell Martha the full story before she learned it from overheard conversation or from Molly directly.
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  • There's more to the story than what you know.
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  • You might remember the story of Kyle MacDonald who famously traded up from one red paperclip to a house, one small exchange at a time between July 2005 and July 2006.
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  • I remembered the story of a conceited fellow, who, in fine clothes, was wont to lounge about the village once, giving advice to workmen.
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  • I will tell you another story of the same brave and famous king.
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  • "It's a long story," she replied.
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  • Get to the lowest story, in a central location away from hallways and windows.
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  • It is a very pretty story, and I will tell it to you some time.
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  • I had often read the story, but I had never felt the charm of Rip's slow, quaint, kind ways as I did in the play.
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  • I thank you very much for the beautiful story about Lord Fauntleroy, and so does teacher.
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  • The person said her story was called "Frost Fairies."
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  • But what is best of all," he went on, his excitement subsiding under the delightful interest of his own story, "is that the sergeant in charge of the cannon which was to give the signal to fire the mines and blow up the bridge, this sergeant, seeing that the French troops were running onto the bridge, was about to fire, but Lannes stayed his hand.
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  • Mademoiselle Bourienne knew a story, heard from her aunt but finished in her own way, which she liked to repeat to herself.
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  • More than anything else in Pierre's story the captain was impressed by the fact that Pierre was very rich, had two mansions in Moscow, and that he had abandoned everything and not left the city, but remained there concealing his name and station.
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  • The story of Ruth, too--how Oriental it is!
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  • His hearers expected a story of how beside himself and all aflame with excitement, he had flown like a storm at the square, cut his way in, slashed right and left, how his saber had tasted flesh and he had fallen exhausted, and so on.
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  • I tell this story to make a comparison between modern times and the past.
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  • Besides, if you buy her story of years of happy marriage, it doesn't point to any untoward reason for Dawkins to seek her out before meeting her.
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  • Macbeth is the story of a ruthless wife, Lady Macbeth, who persuades her husband to murder the king and take his throne.
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  • Something I said made her think she detected in my words a confession that I did remember Miss Canby's story of "The Frost Fairies," and she laid her conclusions before Mr. Anagnos, although I had told her most emphatically that she was mistaken.
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  • Then she told me that she had a beautiful story about a little boy which she was sure I should like better than "The Scarlet Letter."
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  • I think her story had enough of a ring of truth that I believed her.
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  • Besides, I'd heard the story in general from my mother all my life—not about Paul's involvement, but Josh the randy miner and teenage Edith.
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  • What boy or girl has not heard the story of King Robert Brace and the spider?
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  • I have often held in my hand a little model of the Plymouth Rock which a kind gentleman gave me at Pilgrim Hall, and I have fingered its curves, the split in the centre and the embossed figures "1620," and turned over in my mind all that I knew about the wonderful story of the Pilgrims.
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  • The vicomte wished to begin his story and gave a subtle smile.
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  • "You don't understand why I say this," he continued, "but it is the whole story of life.
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  • She jumped on the story with renewed vigor.
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  • It's a beautiful story.
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  • Speaking thickly and with a faraway look in his shining eyes, he told the whole story of his life: his marriage, Natasha's love for his best friend, her betrayal of him, and all his own simple relations with her.
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  • Princess Mary understood his story and sympathized with him, but she now saw something else that absorbed all her attention.
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  • Maybe he's waiting to see if we buy her story or the tip that mentioned his facial hair.
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  • They'll follow up on the girl's story even though you and I know it's bogus.
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  • The hunt reached a higher level of journalism when Betsy showed us a magazine cover story on the subject.
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  • Gabriel hadn't wanted to believe her story of Darkyn combining the two Deidres into one, but it certainly seemed possible.
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  • Many different traditions have gathered around the story of the Exodus, and the ark was not the only divinely sent guide or forerunner which led the Israelites.
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  • "But the best part of it is the story which it tells," said their mother.
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  • Then he began with the first word on the first page and read the first story aloud without making one mistake.
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  • So he sat down and wrote a wonderful story, which he called "The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe."
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  • The story of the brave men who had fought on the spot where we stood excited me greatly.
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  • The story was very pretty and interesting, especially at the point where the rivals suddenly recognized one another; and the ladies looked agitated.
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  • The story told about him at Count Rostov's was true.
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  • She incoherently described the depths of the forest, her feelings, and a talk with a beekeeper she met, and constantly interrupted her story to say: No, I can't!
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  • Whether it was the wine he had drunk, or an impulse of frankness, or the thought that this man did not, and never would, know any of those who played a part in his story, or whether it was all these things together, something loosened Pierre's tongue.
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  • Princess Mary, frowning in her effort to hold back her tears, sat beside Natasha, and heard for the first time the story of those last days of her brother's and Natasha's love.
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  • More than once in the course of my story I have referred to my love of the country and out-of-door sports.
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  • He had some knowledge of authentic history, and rejected the more marvellous elements of the story.
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  • Ctesias ap. Photium 2-7; many traces of it were afterwards transferred to the story of Ardashir I.
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  • I am reading a very sad story, called "Little Jakey."
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  • It is fitting that Miss Keller's "Story of My Life" should appear at this time.
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  • The way in which Miss Keller wrote her story shows, as nothing else can show, the difficulties she had to overcome.
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  • I give below a portion of Miss Canby's story, "The Rose Fairies," and also Helen's letter to Mr. Anagnos containing her "dream," so that the likenesses and differences may be studied by those interested in the subject:
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  • "The step must be taken but I cannot, I cannot!" thought Pierre, and he again began speaking about indifferent matters, about Sergey Kuzmich, asking what the point of the story was as he had not heard it properly.
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  • Thus the captain touchingly recounted the story of his love for a fascinating marquise of thirty-five and at the same time for a charming, innocent child of seventeen, daughter of the bewitching marquise.
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  • So one might have thought that regarding this period of the campaign the historians, who attributed the actions of the mass to the will of one man, would have found it impossible to make the story of the retreat fit their theory.
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  • Almost every traveler has a horror story about having to eat what was available along the road and the price he or she paid for those choices later down the trail.
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  • In this uplifting, yet tragic story about aspiring artists, the music stirs your soul and you will leave the theater singing.
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  • The house has but two small second story bedrooms.
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  • The story she pointed out was headlined, Psychic Help Finding Lost Children?
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  • To ask Brennan directly might lead to us so I made up a story we were checking old cases to see if someone released from prison might have returned to this type of crime.
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  • But that's another story for another day.
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  • I'd tell her real story, as much as she'd allow, while still maintaining her absolute privacy.
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  • I'd passed over the story of an abandoned infant in a Logan Airport rest room.
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  • It was a tragic love story, one she knew the end to and dreaded seeing how it came to be that way.
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  • But he told this one story I remember.
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  • While Dean had briefly touched on his search for Martha's bones at the park that morning, he and Cynthia now repeated the story in greater detail.
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  • But you're not telling me the whole story either, are you?
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  • The Deans took turns relating the story, careful to include all the pertinent details.
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  • She was quick to deny that they were the ones she'd found, but they continued with the story without asking her the details of her initial discovery.
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  • Whatever happened, there had to be more to the story than what Deidre told him.
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  • This part of the story is fully told.
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  • The story is compared by Frazer (Golden Bough, 2nd ed., ii.
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  • The story of the Bahamas is a singular one, and bears principally upon the fortunes of New Providence, which, from the fact that it alone possesses a perfectly safe harbour for vessels drawing more than 9 ft., has always been the seat of: government when it was not the headquarters of lawlessness.
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  • The story of the next few years is but a dismal record of aggression and of reprisals leading to fresh aggression.
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  • Besides his Divan, he left a beautiful mesnevi on the story of Leyli and Mejnun, as well as some prose works little inferior to his poetry.
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  • The story of the fleece was as follows.
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  • According to the original story, the crew consisted of the chief members of Jason's own race, the Minyae.
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  • The story of the expedition of the Argonauts is very old.
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  • The story of the Waterloo Campaign is told under its own heading.
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  • In place of the movements of great fleets to a single end, we have a nine years' story (1805-1814) of cruising for the protection of commerce, of convoy, of colonial expeditions to capture French, Dutch or Spanish possessions and of combined naval and military operations in which the British navy was engaged in carrying troops to various countries, and in supporting them on shore.
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  • In 1885 he published, after long indecision, his volume of poems, A Child's Garden of Verses, an inferior story, The Body Snatcher, and that admirable romance, Prince Otto, in which the peculiar quality of Stevenson's style was displayed at its highest.
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  • According to the story in Genesis, Noah's ark was large enough to contain his family and representatives of each kind of animal.
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  • "That is a good story" he said.
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  • I wrote the story when I was at home, the autumn after I had learned to speak.
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  • Before we began the story Miss Sullivan explained to me the things that she knew I should not understand, and as we read on she explained the unfamiliar words.
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  • One reading was sufficient to stamp every detail of the story upon my memory forever.
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  • I will tell you a little story about Plymouth.
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  • She saw, too, that her story properly fell into short chapters and redivided it.
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  • In rewriting the story, Miss Keller made corrections on separate pages on her braille machine.
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  • Listening to the story of the struggle between love and duty, Pierre saw before his eyes every minutest detail of his last meeting with the object of his love at the Sukharev water tower.
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  • The story related the successful return of a young boy kidnapped from his San Francisco home.
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  • I called Daniel Brennan the next day and related the story to him.
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  • In any event, she's got one story and she's sticking to it like a nightly prayer, at least for now.
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  • Nice story, but I think you have an overactive imagination.
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  • She was in Paris when the news of Napoleon's landing arrived and at once fled to Coppet, but a singular story, much discussed, is current of her having approved Napoleon's return.
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  • The story is that his valet who preceded him wrote "est" on the doors of all the inns where good wine was to be had, and that here the inscription was thrice repeated.
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  • Teacher told me about kind gentleman I shall be glad to read pretty story I do read stories in my book about tigers and lions and sheep.
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  • Elisabeth related their story starting with the night they met straight through yesterday.
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  • That's part of the story.
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  • edition is accompanied by a set of photographs of a 14th-century ivory casket, on which the story is depicted in 36 compartments.
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  • The story became public property, and protest was aroused in nearly every European country.
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  • Most probably this story had its origin in a particular theory as to the meaning of the word mistletoe.
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  • The story of his disgust when he found that Queen Christina devoted some time every day to the study of Greek under the tuition of Vossius is at least true in substance.'
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  • It is pleasant to think that there is foundation for the familiar story of Sir Francis Drake playing bowls on Plymouth Hoe as the Armada was beating up Channel, and finishing his game before tackling the Spaniards.
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  • His strange title is given him in the chronicles on the strength of a story that he put two brothers of the name of Carvajal to death tyrannically, and was given a time, a plazo, by them in which to answer for his crime in the next world.
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  • But the tale is not contemporary, and is an obvious copy of the story told of Jacques de Molay, grand-master of the Temple, and Philippe Le Bel.
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  • The story of Alexander's cutting the fatal "Gordian knot" on the chariot of the ancient Phrygian king Gordius is connected with his stay in this place.
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  • The story of Alexander's visit to Jerusalem rests on no better authority than a later Jewish romance.
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  • As the story was reproduced, variations were freely introduced according to the bent of different times and peoples; in the Persian version Alexander (Iskander) became a son of Darius; among the Mahommedans he turned into a prophet, hot against idols; the pen of Christian monks made him an ascetic saint.
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  • deeds of Iskander; and Firdousi made use of the story in the Shdhndma.
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  • Another early Persian poet, Nizami, made the story specially his own.
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  • The occupants of Edom during practically the whole period of Biblical history were the Bedouin tribes which claimed 1 A curious etymological speculation connects the name with the story of Esau's begging for Jacob's pottage, Gen.
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  • The story of Nicodromus, while it proves the existence of a democratic party, suggests, at the same time, that it could count upon little support.; (2) Modern.
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  • 4 The story of Aelian (H.
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  • Similarly the story of the original selection of the Levites in the wilderness mentions an uncompromising massacre of idolaters.
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  • Again, in the composite story of Korah's revolt, one version reflects a contest between Aaronites and the other Levites who claimed the priesthood (Num.
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  • The story of its conquest is fully narrated in the first seven chapters of Joshua.
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  • According to another story, he returned to Argos from Troy, but, being dissatisfied with the condition of things there, left it for Acarnania, where he founded Amphilochian Argos on the Ambracian gulf.
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  • Washington, Working With the Hands (New York, 1904); and Thrasher, Tuskegee, Its Story and Its Work (Boston, 1900).
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  • at Marseilles, Henry's appeal from the pope to a general council; but there seems to be no good authority for Burnet's story that Clement threatened to have him burnt alive.
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  • According to Edmund Waller he was "very well read in the Greek and Roman story."
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  • After the fall of Drogheda Cromwell sent a few troops to relieve Londonderry, and marched himself to Wexford, which he took on the 11th of October, and where similar scenes of cruelty were repeated; every captured priest, to use Cromwell's own words, being immediately "knocked on the head," though the story of the three hundred women slaughtered in the market-place has no foundation.
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  • I believe if his story were impartially transmitted and the unprejudiced world well possessed with it, she would add him to her nine worthies.
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  • Nino's story reads like that of such a female missionary, and something similar must underlie the story of her Armenian companions.
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  • The story of Silenus was often the subject of Athenian satyric drama.
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  • Urban's bull was once more promulgated, at the council of Vienne in 1311, by 1 The pope's decision, so the story goes, was hastened by a miracle.
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  • The early history of the country is the story of a struggle for supremacy between the cities.
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  • The character and development of the order are traced in the article Franciscans; here the story of Francis's own life and the portrayal of his personality will be attempted.
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  • The story is well known; two years before his death Francis went up Mount Alverno in the Apennines with some of his disciples, and after forty days of fasting and prayer and contemplation, on the morning of the 14th of September 1224 (to use Sabatier's words), "he had a vision: in the warm rays of the rising sun he discerned suddenly a strange figure.
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  • By their sufferings no less than by their deeds of daring, her citizens showed themselves to be sublime, devoted and disinterested, winning the purest laurels which give lustre to Italian story.
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  • The story of Magna Carta after the death of John is soon told.
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  • Their canoes are simply hollowed out of trunks with the adze and in no other way, and it is the smaller ones which are outrigged; they do not last long and are not good sea-boats, and the story of raids on Car Nicobar, out of sight across a stormy and sea-rippled channel, must be discredited.
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  • Another notice occurs in the story of Nicolo Conti (c. 1440), who explains the name to mean "Island of Gold," and speaks of a lake with peculiar virtues as existing in it.
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  • The story of the administrative development of the Church in the 5th century is mainly the story of the final emergence and constitution of the great " patriarchates," as authorities superior to metropolitans and provincial synods.
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  • In the quiet of a country town, far removed from actual contact with painful scenes, but on the edge of the whirlwind raised by the Fugitive Slave Bill, memory and imagination had full scope, and she wrote for serial publication in The National Era, an anti-slavery paper of Washington, D.C., the story of "Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life among the Lowly."
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  • She reinforced her story with A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin, in which she accumulated a large number of documents and testimonies against the great evil; and in 1853 she made a journey to Europe, devoting herself especially to creating an entente cordiale between Englishwomen and Americans on the question of the day.
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  • The story is that the Romans, entangled in a defile, were suffering from thirst.
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  • But the most famous story in which he figures is that of his wife Eurydice.
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  • The story in this form belongs to the time of Virgil, who first introduces the name of Aristaeus.
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  • The story is repeated of Dionysus; he is torn in pieces, and his head is carried down to Lesbos.
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  • The whole story of the different sugars existing in the planttheir relations and their several functionsrequires renewed investigation.
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  • The whole story points to a general distribution of flowering plants from the northern hemisphere southwards.
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  • 38); the story of Thais is a pure fiction, and we may well believe that he repented the damage he had done (Arrian vi.
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  • The first detailed account of the west coast of South America was written by a keenly observant old soldier, Pedro de Cieza de Leon, who was travelling in South America from 1533 to 1550, and published his story at Seville in 1553.
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  • The conception of the north-western route to Cathay now leads the story of exploration, for the first time as far as important and sustained efforts are concerned, towards the Arctic seas.
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  • The story that he fell a victim to a disease similar to that which cut off one of the Herods (Acts xii.
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  • It is surrounded on the first story by a sixteensided gallery (the Hochmiinster) adorned by antique marble and granite columns, of various sizes, brought by Charlemagne's orders from Rome, Ravenna and Trier.
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  • The charge of perjury at once collapsed and was withdrawn on January 6th, the opening of the grave definitely putting an end to the story of an identity between the two men.
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  • Reaching Beaton's Mill he revealed his identity, and, according to the popular story, was killed on the 11 th of June 1488 by a soldier in the guise of a priest who had been called in to shrive him.
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  • The story of the youth of Moses is, as is commonly the case with great heroes, of secondary origin; moreover, the circumstances of his birth as related in Exod.
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  • in the story of the historical Sargon (L.
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  • The story of the adoption of Moses by the Egyptian princess appealed to later imagination (Josephus,.
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  • His great work, the forcing into common law of the principles of civil law, was unaccomplished; but Story says "he seemed about to accomplish [it]; for his arguments before the Supreme Court were crowded with the principles of the Roman Law, wrought into the texture of the Common Law with great success."
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  • But it took firm root on Norman soil; it made its way to England at an early stage of its growth, and from that time it went on developing and improving on both sides of the Channel till the artistic revolution came by which, throughout northern Europe, the Romanesque styles gave way to the Gothic. Thus the history of architecture in England during the 11th and 12th centuries is a very different story from the history of the art in Sicily during the same time.
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  • In a certain sense he knew better; at any rate, he often repeats the words of those who knew better; but the general impression given by his story is that the plebeians were a low mob and their leaders factious and interested ringleaders of a mob.
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  • The story that Earl Godwine himself was of churlish birth, whether true or false, marks the possibility of such a rise.
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  • She is said to have been rescued from the hands of Death by Heracles, who arrived upon the scene at an opportune moment; a later story represents her as cured of a dangerous illness by his skill.
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  • Dr Thomson, in his Story of New Zealand, quotes a Maori tradition, published by Sir George Grey, that certain islands, among which it names Rarotonga, Parima and Manono, are islands near Hawaiki.
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  • (the beautiful version of the story of the nightingale's death) is translated from Strada; while the scheme of the tedious interlude exhibiting the various forms of madness is avowedly taken, together with sundry comments, from Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy.
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  • The probable origin of the story is the part traditionally taken in the foundation of Syracuse by the Iamidae of Olympia, who identified the spring Arethusa with their own river Alpheus, and the nymph with Artemis Alpheiaia, who was worshipped at Ortygia.
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  • Morfill, Russia (Story of the Nations Series, New York, 1891), History of Russia (New York, 1902); H.
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  • About this time an attack upon the city was made by the Achinese fleet, under the raja of Pedir in Sumatra; and Xavier's early biographers relate a dramatic story of how he roused the governor to action.
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  • This story is open to grave suspicion, as, apart from the miracles recorded, there are wide discrepancies between the secular Portuguese histories and the narratives written or inspired by Jesuit chroniclers of the 17th century.
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  • The story of his detention by the governor (officially styled captain) of Malacca - a son of Vasco da Gama named Alvaro de Ataide or Athayde - is told with many picturesque details by F.
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  • The whole story was an imaginary embroidery of the facts that barnacles attach themselves to submerged timber and that a species of goose is known as the bernicle goose.
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  • He composed a play on the beheading of St John the Baptist, and another, a morality satirizing church abuses, in the setting of episodes from the story of Dionysius the Tyrant, both of which were performed in 1540 in the play - field of Dundee.
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  • There is a well-known story of the last of the race being killed by Sir Ewen Cameron of Lochiel in 1680, but there is evidence of wolves having survived in Sutherlandshire and other parts into the following century (perhaps as late as 1743), though the date of their final extinction cannot be accurately fixed.
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  • Froude rejects the whole story, Divorce of Catherine of Aragon, p. 54; and see Friedman's Anne Boleyn, ii.
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  • The author designates the story of the later empire at Constantinople (after Heraclius) as " a uniform tale of weakness and misery," a judgment which is entirely false; and in accordance with this doctrine, he makes the empire, which is his proper subject, merely a string for connecting great movements which affected it, such as the Saracen conquests, the Crusades, the Mongol invasions, the Turkish conquests.
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  • Shinn, The Story of the Mine as Illustrated by the Great Comstock Lode of Nevada, in The Story of the West " series (New York, 1896) The Silver Mines of Nevada (New York, 1864); M.
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  • The central fact of her cult was the story of her daughter Persephone (Proserpine), a favourite subject in classical poetry.
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  • It is possible that the story may originally have been connected with tree-worship. Here again, as in the case of Iasion, a conflict between an older and a younger cult seems to be alluded to (for the numerous interpretations see O.
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  • According to the Thelpusan story, Demeter, during her wanderings in search of Persephone, changed herself into a mare to avoid the persecution of Poseidon.
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  • An almost identical story was current in the neighbourhood of Tilphossa, a Boeotian spring.
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  • Arber's Story of the Pilgrim Fathers (London, 1897), the two last containing excerpts from the leading sources.
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  • ANTIGONE, (I) in Greek legend, daughter of Oedipus and Iocaste (Jocasta), or, according to the older story, of Euryganeia.
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  • His historical writings, with the exception of a small volume on American Political Ideas (1885), an account of the system of Civil Government in the United States (1890), The Mississippi Valley in the Civil War (1900), a school history of the United States, and an elementary story of the revolutionary war, are devoted to studies, in a unified general manner, of separate yet related episodes in American history.
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  • Tooley Street, leading east from Southwark by London Bridge railway station, is well known in connexion with the story of three tailors of Tooley Street, who addressed a petition to parliament opening with the comprehensive expression "We, the people of England."
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  • Of this monarch, known as Murkertagh MacNeill (Niall), and sometimes by reference to his mother as Murkertagh Mac Erca, the story is told, illustrating an ancient Celtic custom, that in making a league with a tribe in Meath he emphasized the inviolability of the treaty by having it written with the blood of both clans mixed in one vessel.
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  • The author was an unnamed Austrian poet, but the story itself belongs to the cycle of sagas, which originated on the shores of the North Sea.
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  • The epic falls into three easily distinguishable parts - the adventures of King Hagen of Ireland, the romance of Hettel, king of the Hegelingen, who woos and wins Hagen's daughter Hilde, and lastly, the more or less parallel story of how Herwig, king of Seeland, wins, in opposition to her father's wishes, Gudrun, the daughter of Hettel and Hilde.
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  • Like the Odyssey, Gudrun is an epic of the sea, a story of adventure; it does not turn solely round the conflict of human passions; nor is it built up round one all-absorbing, all-dominating idea like the Nibelungenlied.
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  • The story of the settlement of the national and tribal ancestors in Palestine is interrupted by an account of the southward movement of Jacob (or Israel) and his sons into a district under the immediate influence of the kings of Egypt.
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  • The story of the " exodus " is that of the religious birth of " Israel," joined by covenant with the national god Yahweh' whose aid in times of peril and need ' On the name see Jehovah, Tetragrammaton.
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  • (I) The Philistines, a foreign people whose presence in Palestine 2 The story of Joseph has distinctive internal features of its own, and appears to be from an independent cycle, which has been used to form a connecting link between the Settlement and the Exodus; see also Ed.
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  • On the contrary, the statement that there was continual warfare is supplemented in Chronicles by the story of a victory over Israel by Abijah the son of Rehoboam.
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  • On the other hand, Chronicles has a different story with a novel prelude.
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  • The story of the last scene in Elisha's life implies in Joash an easily contented disposition which hindered him from completing his successes.
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  • 2 In addition to this, the Egyptian story of the priest Uza-hor at the court of Cambyses and Darius reflects a policy of religious tolerance which illustrates the biblical account of Ezra and Nehemiah (Brugsch, Gesch.
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  • The story of this scribe (now combined with the memoirs of Nehemiah) crystallizes the new movement inaugurated after a return of exiles from Babylonia.
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  • Again, although some may have desired a self-contained community opposed to the heathen neighbours of Jerusalem, the story of Jonah implicitly contends against the attempt of Judaism to close its doors.
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  • also the late story of Rameses II.
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  • the story of Phinehas, Num.
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  • There is a story of a priest named Onias preserved both by Josephus and in the Talmud, which throws some light upon the indecision of the religious in the period just reviewed.
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  • The story of the Jews in Russia and Rumania remains a black spot on the European record.
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  • The story of the baetylus, or stone swallowed by Saturn under the belief that it was his son, the Cretan Zeus, seems to cover the same idea and has been derived from the same Semitic word.
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  • The political history during the royal period is, like that of the other colonies, the story of a constant struggle between the representatives of the people and the representatives of the crown.
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  • Captain William Gill, of the Indian survey, first made his way across China to eastern Tibet and Burma, and subsequently delighted the world with his story of the River of Golden Sand.
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  • The story runs that food was passed through the bars to the child, who survived in spite of the accumulated filth of his surroundings.
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  • The weak parts of this story are the sudden and unexplained departure of the Simons; the subsequent useless cruelty of treating the child like a wild beast and keeping him in a dark room practically out of sight (unless any doubt of his identity was possible), while his sister was in comparative comfort; the cause of death, declared to be of long standing, but in fact developed with such rapidity; the insufficient excuse provided for the child's muteness under Gomin's regime (he had answered Barras) and the irregularities in the formalities in attending the death and the funeral, when a simple identification of the body by Marie Therese would have prevented any question of resuscitated dauphins.
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  • Naundorff's story rested on a series of complicated intrigues.
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  • - I Kings ii.), which are our principal source for the history of David, show how deep an impression the personality of the king, his character, his genius and the romantic story of his early years had left on the mind of the nation.
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  • That they have been affected by the growth of popular tradition is patent from the traces of duplicate narratives, from the difficulty caused, for example, by the story of Goliath, and from a closer study of the chapters.
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  • 135) and in an Arabian story (Ibn Athir, viii.
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  • Lancelot, however, is not an original member of the cycle, and the development of his story is still a source of considerable perplexity to the critic.
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  • The story of the loves of Lancelot and Guenevere, as related by Chretien, has about it nothing spontaneous and genuine; in no way can it be compared with the story of Tristan and Iseult.
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  • Moreover, the Arthurian story was the popular story of the day, and Tristan did not belong to the magic circle, though he was ultimately introduced, somewhat clumsily, it must be admitted, within its bounds.
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  • But to whom is the story to be assigned?
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  • Here we must distinguish between the Lancelot proper and the LancelotGuenevere versions; so far as the latter are concerned, we cannot get behind the version of Chretien, - nowhere, prior to the composition of the Chevalier de la Charrette is there any evidence of the existence of such a story.
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  • Saving and excepting the incident of his being stolen and brought up by a water-fairy (from a Lai relating which adventure the whole story probably started), there is absolutely nothing in Lancelot's character or career to distinguish him from any other romantic hero of the period.
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  • English readers, who know the story only through the medium of Malory's noble prose and Tennyson's melodious verse, carry away an impression entirely foreign to that produced by a study of the original literature.
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  • In the Golden Legend of Jacobus de Voragine (13th century) and the Mystbre de la Passion of Jean Michel (15th century) and Arnoul Greban (15th century), the story of Oedipus is associated with the name of Judas.
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  • Even to the present day the legend has 1 It is probable that the story of the piercing of his feet is a subsequent invention to explain the name, or is due to a false etymology (from oih&o), 01St rovs in reality meaning the "wise" (from oTSa), chiefly in reference to his having solved the riddle, the syllable - irovs having no significance.
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  • In the later part of his story Herodotus is dependent on the family traditions of Harpagus, whose treason is justified by the cruelty with which Astyages had treated him (the story of Atreus and Thyestes is transferred to them).
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  • Parts of this story are preserved also in Strabo xv.
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  • The famous story of Herodotus, that the conqueror condemned Croesus to the stake, from which he was saved by the intervention of the gods, is quite inconsistent with the Persian religion.
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  • He first thought of becoming a minister at a very early date, if we may believe a story contained in the Memoires of the duchesse d'Abrantes, to the effect that in May 1789 the queen tried to bribe him, but that he refused this and expressed his wish to be a minister.
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  • A little farther down the river is St Robert's cave, which is supposed to have been the residence of the hermit, and in 1744 was the scene of the murder of Daniel Clarke by Eugene Aram, whose story is told in Lytton's wellknown novel.
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  • The story in Acts differs slightly from that in Josephus, who describes how in the midst of his elation he saw an owl perched over his head.
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  • A third account omits all the apocryphal elements in the story and says that Agrippa was assassinated by the Romans, who objected to his growing power.
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  • It may, however, be pleaded in extenuation that he is professedly a transcriber, and, if his story be correct, a transcriber in peculiarly unfavourable circumstances.
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  • His reign, after a few passing years of barren successes, was a long story of political and military decay and disaster.
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  • An island in Loch Awe has a Celtic legend containing the principal features of Arthurian story; but in this case the word is "berries" instead of "apples."
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  • Gamma (1661, on the same story as Tennyson's Cup) especially deserves notice.
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  • The story is reminiscent of the old form of marriage by capture.
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  • There is told of him a story which illustrates the temper of the early humanistic revival in Italy.
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  • It is not, however, necessary to deal with the agricultural evolution of continental Europe, the gradual progress of agriculture as a whole being well enough typified in the story of its development in England, which indeed has led the way in modern times.
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  • The same story of declining prices applies to oats.
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  • The story of this remarkable election has been told by James Beal, one of the most active supporters of Mill's candidature.
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  • The remaining history of the dynasty is a wretched story of the struggle of different claimants, while the different factors of the kingdom, the cities and barbarian races, more and more assert their independence.
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  • After all, it is only a question of probabilities, and the difficulties of fitting a wife and child into the story seem to be very great, whether we conceive them left behind by Demetrius in Italy, or sent out of the country before him.
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  • This, however, is not the primitive form of the legend, which a close examination shows to be derived from the following story related by Eusebius in his Historia Ecclesiastica (vii.
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  • The story that he owed this promotion solely to the influence of Barras and Josephine is, however, an exaggeration.
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  • If the story is correct, his acts at Bayonne showed once more his custom of biding his time in order to take an overwhelming revenge.
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  • The rest of the story must be told very briefly.
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  • After 1600 B.C. the palaces in Crete had more than one story, fine stairways, bath-chambers, windows, folding and sliding doors, &c. In this later period, the distinction of blocks of apartments in some palaces has been held to indicate the seclusion of women in harems, at least among the ruling caste.
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  • "If," to quote Dr Robertson, "by attempting to relate the various occurrences in the New World in a strict chronological order, the arrangement of events in his work had not been rendered so perplexed, disconnected and obscure that it is an unpleasant task to collect from different parts of his book and piece together the detached shreds of a story, he might justly have been ranked among the most eminent historians of his country."
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  • The story of his origin is very obscure.
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  • But it is not unlikely that this story was invented to supersede the account of the incestuous union of Conchobar with his sister, which seems to be hinted at on various occasions.
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  • It does not seem to have been the author's original intention to publish any letterpress to this enormous work, but to let the plates tell their own story, though finally, with the assistance, as is now known, of William Macgillivray, a text, on the whole more than respectable, was produced in five large Ma egil- octavos under the title of Ornithological Biography, of liyr ay.
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  • The mosaics of the atrium date from 1200 to 1300; the subjects are taken from Old Testament story.
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  • Alexander Black's Story of Ohio (Boston, 1888) is a short popular account.
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  • Story), Colonel W.
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  • In this connexion Yaqui tells a curious story of the opening of one of the tombs by the caliph, which in spite of fabulous incidents, recalling the legend of Roderic the Goth, shows some traces of local knowledge.
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  • BEATRICE CENCI (1577-1599), a Roman woman, famous for her tragic story; poetic fancy has woven a halo of romance about her, which modern historic research has to a large extent destroyed.
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  • Information having been communicated to Rome, the whole of the Cenci family were arrested early in 1599; but the story of the hardships they underwent in prison is greatly exaggerated.
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  • Shelley's tragedy is well known as a magnificent piece of writing, although the author adopts a purely fictitious version of the story.
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  • When we turn to the British Islands we find, as we should expect, no traces of the Druids in England and Wales after the conquest of Anglesea mentioned above, except in the story of Vortigern as recounted by Nennius.
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  • More remarkable still is the story of Etain.
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  • He wrote nothing but a critical examination of the story of Don Carlos, but he returned to Germany a master of his craft.
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  • The genuineness of the letter (on which, by the way, depends the story of Godfrey's agreement with Dagobert) has been impeached by Prutz and Kugler, and doubted by Rohricht.
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  • According to the story of the legists who wrote these books - e.g.
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  • The story of the legists is now generally rejected.
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  • Thus the story of the legists shrinks down to the regular myth of the primitive legislator, used to give an air of respectability to law-books, which really record an unwritten custom.
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  • The chief sources from which the story of the Cid is to be gathered are, first, the Latin chronicle discovered by Risco in the convent of San Isidro at Leon, proved by internal evidence to have been written before 1258; the Cronica General, composed by Alphonso X.
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  • According to the accepted story, it was here that the goddess first landed when she emerged from the sea.
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  • According to another story, she fell to the lot of Odysseus, as a slave, and in despair threw herself into the Hellespont; or, she used such insulting language towards her captors that they put her to death (Dictys Cretensis v.
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  • A similar story appears in the Book of Enoch, and Tertullian has much to say about the wicked angels who revealed to men the knowledge of gold and silver, of lustrous stones, and of the power of herbs, and who introduced the arts of astrology and magic upon the earth.
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  • The composite nature of the story makes an identification of the exact site difficult, but one of the narrators (E) seems to have in.
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  • Another story was that he stole nectar and ambrosia from heaven and gave them to men (Pindar, 01.
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  • Another story is that a rock hung over his head ready to fall and crush him (Euripides, Orestes, 5).
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  • The story of Tantalus is an echo of a semi-Greek kingdom, which had its seat at Sipylus, the oldest and holiest city of Lydia, the remains of which are still visible.
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  • Leonard, The Story of Oberlin (Boston, 1898); and A.
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  • The story of Memnon was the subject of the lost Aethiopis of Arctinus of Miletus; the chief source from which our knowledge of him is derived is the second book of the Posthomerica of Quintus Smyrnaeus (itself probably an adaptation of the works of Arctinus and Lesches), where his exploits and death are described at length.
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  • It may be pointed out, however, that the story which represents him as boasting of his ability to make a better world than this is of late authority.
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  • For our part, we are not disinclined to believe that the Robin Hood story has some historical basis, however fanciful and romantic the superstructure.
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  • We parallel it with the Arthurian story, and hold that, just as there was probably a real Arthur, however different from the hero of the trouveres, so there was a real Hood, however now enlarged and disguised by the accretions of legend.
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  • But whether he lived or not, and whenever he lived, it is certain that many mythical elements are contained in his story.
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  • "The whole story," says Mr H.
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  • How certain it is that the Robin Hood story attracted to it and appropriated other elements is illustrated by its subsequent history - its history after the 14th century.
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  • The story is localized in Barnsdale and Sherwood, i.e.
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  • Cheyne thinks this story the attempt of a later age to explain the long independence of Gibeon and the use of the Gibeonites as slaves in Solomon's temple.
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  • He chose the legend of Tannhauser, collecting his materials from the ancient Tannhauser-Lied, the Volksbuch, Tieck's poetical Erzahlung, Hoffmann's story of Der Sangerkrieg, and the medieval poem on Der Wartburgkrieg.
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  • The elaborate choral writing sometimes rises to almost Hellenic regions of dramatic art; and there is no crudeness in the passages that carry on the story quietly in reaction from the climaxes - a test far too severe for Tannhauser and rather severe for even the mature works of Gluck and Weber.
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  • It matters little that Parsifal requires two nameless attendant characters in a long opening scene, for the sole purpose of telling the antecedents of the story, when a situation is thereby revealed which for subtlety and power has hardly a parallel since Greek tragedy.
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  • But with Der Ring des Nibelungen Wagner devoted himself to a story which any ordinary dramatist would find as unwieldy as, for instance, most of Shakespeare's subjects; a story in which ordinary canons of taste and probability were violated as they are in real life and in great art.
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  • There is little doubt that some redundant narratives in the Ring were of earlier conception than the four complete dramas, and that their survival is due partly to Wagner's natural affection for work on which he had spent pains, and partly to a dim notion that (like Browning's method in The Ring and the Book) they might serve to reveal the story afresh in the light of each character.
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  • Be this as it may, we may confidently date the purification of Wagner's music at the moment when he set to work on a story which carried him finally away from that world of stereotyped operatic passions into which he had already breathed so much disturbing life.
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  • He believes that he is once more with Briinnhilde on the Valkyries' mountain height; and the harmonies of her awakening move in untroubled splendour till the light of life fades with the light of day and the slain hero is carried to the Gibichung's hall through the moonlit mists, while the music of love and death tells in terrible triumph more of his story than he ever knew.
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  • Apart from the gain in tragic force resulting from Wagner's masterly development of the character of Brangaene, the raw material of the story was already suggestive of that astounding combination of the contrasted themes of love and death, the musical execution of which involves a harmonic range almost as far beyond that of its own day as the ordinary harmonic range of the 19th century is beyond that of the 16th.
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  • The story of Dionysus and Ariadne was a favourite subject for reliefs and wall-paintings.
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  • A separate stratum in the Gilgamesh epic is formed by the story of Eabani - introduced as the friend of Gilgamesh, who joins him in his adventures.
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  • There can be no doubt that Eabani, who symbolizes primeval man, was a figure originally entirely independent of Gilgamesh, but his story was incorporated into the epic by that natural process to be observed in the national epics of other peoples, which tends to connect the favourite hero with all kinds of tales that for one reason or the other become embedded in the popular mind.
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  • Another stratum is represented by the story of a favourite of the gods known as Ut-Napishtim, who is saved from a destructive storm and flood that destroys 1 The name of the hero, written always ideographically, was for a long time provisionally read Izdubar; but a tablet discovered by T.
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  • During the visit Ut-Napishtim tells Gilgamesh the story of the flood and of his miraculous escape.
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  • In the r i th tablet, Ut-Napishtim tells the famous story of the Babylonian flood, which is so patently attached to Gilgamesh in a most artificial manner.
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  • The common story, that she appeared before the Hungarian magnates in the diet at Pressburg in 1741 with her infant son, afterwards Joseph II., in her arms, and so worked on their feelings that they shouted Moriamur pro rege nostro Maria Theresia, is only mythically true.
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  • For a critical examination of the story see Schwegler, Romische Geschichte, bks.
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  • The story of Alexander's relations with Savonarola is narrated under the latter heading; it is sufficient to say here that the pope's hostility was due to the friar's outspoken invectives against papal corruption and to his appeals for a General Council.
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  • Froissart relates that he was burned to death through his bedclothes catching fire; Secousse says that he died in peace with many signs of contrition; another story says he died of leprosy; and a popular legend tells how he expired by a divine judgment through the burning of the clothes steeped in sulphur and spirits in which he had been wrapped as a cure for a loathsome disease caused by his debauchery.
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  • Instances of dogs having saved the lives of their owners by that strange intuition of approaching danger which they appear to possess, or by their protection, are innumerable: their attachment to man has inspired the poet and formed the subject of many notable books, while in Daniel's Rural Sports is related a story of a dog dying in the fulness of joy caused by the return of his master after a two years' absence from home.
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  • John Wilkinson and John Story of Westmorland, together with William Rogers of Bristol, raised a party against Fox concerning the management of the affairs of the society, regarding with suspicion any fixed arrangement for meetings for conducting church business, and in fact hardly finding a place for such meetings at all.
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  • William Rogers set forth his views in The Christian Quaker, 1680; the story of the dissension is told, to some extent, in The Inner Life of the Religious Societies of the Commonwealth, by R.
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  • Edmund Harvey (The Rise of the Quakers) and by Mrs Emmott (The Story of Quakerism).
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  • The story of the destruction of the library by the Arabs is first told by Bar-hebraeus (Abulfaragius), a Christian writer who lived six centuries later; and it is of very doubtful authority.
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  • The story of Abulfaragius runs as follows: John the Grammarian, a famous Peripatetic philosopher, being in Alexandria at the time of its capture, and in high favour with `Amr, begged that he would give him the royal library.
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  • Encouragement and help have been given by the local Archaeological Society, and by many individuals, notably Greeks justly proud of a city which is one of the glories of their national story.
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  • Ragozin, The Story of Media, Babylon and Persia (New York, 1888); Dosabhai Framji Karaka, History of the Parsis (2 vols., London, 1884).
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  • According to the story of Hicks's cook, one of the survivors, the general was the last officer to fall, pierced by the spear of the khalifa Mahommed Sherif.
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  • All later Buddhist accounts, whether Pali or Sanskrit, repeat the same story.
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  • The inscription confirms in every respect the Buddhist story, and makes it certain that, at the time when it was put up, the tradition now handed down in the books was current at the spot.
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  • But when it is granted that the ancient Hebrews, like other primitive peoples, had their own mythical and traditional figures, the story of Cain becomes less obscure.
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  • On the story of Cain, see especially Sta de,A kademische Reden,pp.229-273; Ed.
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  • It was discovered, so the story went, in a cavern in Galilee where it had been hidden for a thousand years.
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  • Whatever be the historical worth of this story, it may safely be said that it cannot be disproved by deductive reasoning from the premisses of abstract logic. The most we can do is to assert that a universe in which such things are liable to happen on a large scale is unfitted for the practical application of the theory of cardinal numbers.
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  • The story of Tristan and Iseult, immensely popular as it was, was too genuine - (shall we say too crude?) - to satisfy the taste of the court for which Chretien was writing.
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  • The Lancelot story, in its rise and development, belongs exclusively to the later stage of Arthurian romance; it was a story for the court, not for the folk, and it lacks alike the dramatic force and human appeal of the genuine "popular" tale.
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  • Little did the dusky children think that the puny slip with its two eyes only, which they stuck in the ground in the shadow of the house and daily watered, would root itself so, and outlive them, and house itself in the rear that shaded it, and grown man's garden and orchard, and tell their story faintly to the lone wanderer a half-century after they had grown up and died--blossoming as fair, and smelling as sweet, as in that first spring.
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  • Her dark eyes fixed on Carmen, eagerly waiting for the rest of the story.
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  • You know the rest of that story.
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  • Maybe he had swallowed her story.
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  • It's a long story.
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  • You'd have to know the whole story.
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  • They looked unused... his mothers' hobby, or was there a sad story?
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  • The statement was an open invitation but she was several conversations wiser now, and waited for him to volunteer the rest of the story.
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  • He felt the mother's demeanor suggested she was preparing a bogus story.
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  • The girl tells an incredible story.
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  • Jackson believes my story.
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  • Molly thought this was a splendid story.
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  • I was buttonholed by two middle-aged men who alternated telling me their life story.
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  • She frowned, uncertain what to think of his story.
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  • What a wonderful story.
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  • She glimpsed Selyn and even herself in his story.
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  • Dean tried hard to exclude Jennifer Radisson from consideration as a malefactor, although he reluctantly admitted his sole reason to pass on her as a suspect was his belief in her story.
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  • I told Fitzgerald to quit all this hero business so you don't have to worry about having to back up some cartoon story.
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  • I'd just like to know the whole story.
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  • He found himself drawn to her again, almost too strongly to resist, and reminded himself something was off about her story.
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  • Keep in mind there's more to the story than what there appears to be, Andre added.
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  • There was more to the story of their deals.
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  • At one point, Fate had told him a story about how he tricked the goddess into a series of agreements that landed her out of a job.
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  • For the first time in their history, they stood a real chance of turning a sordid love story into a pure one.
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  • After listening to her story, Carmen gave her the latest information on Alex's recovery.
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  • "It's a long story," he said brusquely.
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  • That's the long story?
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  • It's a really good story.
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  • He'll have to tell you that story.
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  • "Come find me if you want to know the story of you and Gabe," he whispered for her ears only.
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  • What a beautiful story, Wynn summarized.
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  • Rhyn, whose last words to her had been to find him, if she wanted to know the full story.
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  • "I don't know the whole story, but I can give you the basics," Katie said.
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  • Deidre struggled to absorb the wild story, unable to comprehend most of it.
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  • I've never heard a good story about him, but he seemed … nice.
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  • This response was more guarded, less amused, enough to tip off Deidre that there was more to the story.
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  • No, no, it's a really good story.
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  • Despite Hannah's criticisms, she would still rather be here than at her apartment, even knowing Hannah would never believe her story about Toby and the death dealer.
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  • It's a long story, one you don't necessarily need to know to understand your circumstances.
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  • The story didn't sit well with her.
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  • There's more to the story.
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  • Sensing some sort of lurid story, all five of them waited for her to speak.
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  • "Yes, I know the story," she said.
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  • She appeared to be telling a story, and not a very good one based on the angry shade to her features.
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  • Cynthia gently prodded the woman until Edith Shipton began to relate her story, speaking in almost a monotone.
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  • They gleaned from her story that, as suspected, she came from a moneyed background.
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  • Dean tried to minimize Edith's story but Fred pressed them until Cynthia related, in broad detail, all Edith had told them.
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  • After listening to her this morning, I'm beginning to wonder if we're getting the whole story about Jerome Shipton.
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  • You doubt the story?
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  • But when I met her, the boy wasn't even with her and she laid this soap opera story on me about leaving Shipton and being pregnant.
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  • This was a very romantic story.
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  • I knew her story couldn't be as simple as Claire made it out to be—wanted it to be.
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  • He adlibbed a ridiculous story of wanting do a magazine piece on Shipton and began to flatter the listener, saying he was recommended as a prime source of accurate information.
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  • "If she knows the true story about Annie, she's sure keeping it to herself," Fred muttered as he stacked the breakfast dishes.
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  • I read a story once where this here woman pretended to be crazy, eating bugs and stuff like that....
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  • That Edgar Poe guy wrote a story about the obvious being overlooked.
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  • I'd like to hear Donnie's side of the story about the drowning of Shipton's son, too.
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  • His version of the accident was entirely different from the story Ryland said Edith told him.
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  • She obsessed with the Annie Quincy story, and....
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  • It makes the story much nicer.
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  • But instead, her told Cynthia the story of the message Annie scratched on her windowpane.
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  • Here's Jerome Shipton concocting a story, blaming his wife for something she really did!
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  • Why do they always have to tell me their life story?
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  • Frederick appeared to be taken aback both by the story, and the speed at which Sarah relayed it.
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  • Jackson began to recount the whole story and with all the "Oh my Gods!" and "You're kiddings!"
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  • Jackson slowly went through the whole story with her.
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  • His story being that their family dealt in oil and real estate, and he managed some of their holdings.
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  • No, it's not really a problem, and I'd much rather hear your story.
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  • Sarah continued her story, turning to Jackson, "The only thing missing… you weren't there to give me away."
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  • Sarah related whole story, ending with, "Never thought I'd see the day that man would have a moral compass, let alone be one."
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  • Connor began to recount the story until Jackson stopped him.
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  • The story book kind.
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  • A lot of men started out not wanting children, but when they saw their own children it was another story.
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  • Then start from the beginning.  Tell me your story.
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  • It's a long story.  I have a mate waiting for me, if he hasn't gone off and killed himself.
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  • We've got some time before morning.  What's your story?
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  • Suddenly, Deidre's vague story of lost love and Gabe's bitterness towards her clicked.
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  • They shouldn't be.  I heard a story once about the Army of Souls.  I'm wondering if they are what Darkyn was after, not killing Death.
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  • She wrote a cover story about how the police force is sitting around on their thumbs while the poor widow's little twin darlings remain missing.
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  • The story of the inefficiencies of the Parkside Police caught his attention.
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  • They reached a compromise and Baratto began to half-tell his story until Dean found an all-night truck stop, miles north of Parkside.
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  • "What detective story did the old gent pull that one out of?" she said with a smile.
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  • Dean explained about his visit from Byrne's fellow employee and the young man's story about the possible girl friend.
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  • Not for a minute—but it's a great story.
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  • "It's a long story," Dean answered.
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  • Dean was getting tired of telling the story of the ever-popular Wassermann twins, but related it one more time.
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  • Jenny didn't look as if she believed their story but Dean was a detective so she simply took their statements and refrained from asking embarrassing questions.
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  • The story described an annual one-week bike tour of the Colorado Rockies and the address for information was circled and underlined.
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  • Now that he knew the story he was as cold and precise as if he were giving out a speeding ticket to an out-of-state Caddy.
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  • It's a long story but I have to find Cynthia first—it's crucial.
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  • What made you think Byrne would believe a cock-and-bull story like that?
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  • There was probably a funny story behind it.
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  • So, what's the story behind sugar?
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  • Of course, there were two sides to every story, but from what he had observed first hand, she was right.
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  • The situation with Alex and Lori was another story.
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  • Destiny was another story.
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  • I take it there's a story behind this.
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  • For the Others, it's a different story.
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  • Taran listened, disturbed by her story.
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  • His decision to stay at the hacienda last night had nearly caused him to miss it, but that was another story altogether.
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  • After supper the twins and Destiny crawled into his lap and listened quietly as he read them a story.
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  • Maybe that was what she needed to do – tell the entire story to an unbiased audience.
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  • He nodded, apparently still waiting to hear the rest of the story.
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  • She drew her knees up to her chest and gnawed on her lower lip as she considered the rest of that story.
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  • Katie visited after church to check on her and demanded to know the entire story.
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  • He accepted the story about the woman as if it were common place - or maybe it was no surprise.
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  • No wonder Justin had concocted the story about working on a poultry farm.
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  • I thought the story about his job at the poultry farm was only a cover - some trumped up story to establish credence.
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  • When Xander tells the story, it was the Originals that did it.
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  • After hearing his story, she almost felt sorry for him.
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