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tale Sentence Examples

  • It is a tale of ambition and then of guilt.

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  • When he finished his tale, she shook her head.

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  • The tale of his victims is said to have exceeded roo,000.

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  • The vicomte told his tale very neatly.

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  • On his face, besides the look of joyful emotion it had worn yesterday while telling the tale of the merchant who suffered innocently, there was now an expression of quiet solemnity.

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  • She believed Evelyn's tale of a race of people bred for war.

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  • His Essais en vers et en prose (1797) contains the Marseillaise, a prose tale of the sentimental kind called Adelaide et Monville, and some occasional poems.

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  • A still wilder tale spoke of Hugh Capet as the son of a butcher of Paris.

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  • It is a tale that history repeats with surprising consistency.

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  • the Latin tale by Jean de Haute Seille (Johannes de Alta Silva) in his Dolopathos (ed.

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  • In the middle of this fresh tale Pierre was summoned to the commander in chief.

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  • The wildness of this tale refutes itself.

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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 consecrated wafer shared by Lohengrin and the swan on their voyage is one of the more obvious means taken by the poet to give the tale the character of an allegory of the .relations between Christ, the Church and the human soul.

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  • It seems best to believe that Darius made an incursion in order to secure the frontier of the Danube, suffered serious reverses and retired with loss, and that this offered too good a chance to be missed for a moral tale about the discomfiture of the Great King by a few poor savages.

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  • Now you come to me with this ... fairy tale fantasy about a magic room.

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  • The rest of the tale may be told in Mr Ellison's own words: " Down to 1864 the leading firms continued to issue weekly market reports, but in that year the association commenced the publication of an associated circular.

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  • Ah, many a tale their color told!

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  • I slowly related my half-truth, half lie tale of Julie being upset and calling me.

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  • And when the sound died quite away, and the hum had ceased, and the most favorable breezes told no tale, I knew that they had got the last drone of them all safely into the Middlesex hive, and that now their minds were bent on the honey with which it was smeared.

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  • When he finished the tale, he asked, "What do you think?"

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  • He related his tale of woe while enjoying the never-ending pleasure of seeing the woman he loved in various stages of nakedness.

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  • Lancelot, already popular hero of a tale in which an adventure parallel to that of the Charrette figured prominently, was pressed into the service, Modred, Guenevere's earlier lover, being too unsympathetic a character; moreover, Modred was required for the final role of traitor.

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  • And so he did not like Zdrzhinski's tale, nor did he like Zdrzhinski himself who, with his mustaches extending over his cheeks, bent low over the face of his hearer, as was his habit, and crowded Rostov in the narrow shanty.

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  • are still remembered in the Rhine district, where the devastations of his generals were of the most appalling description; and scarcely a village or town but has a tale to tell of the murder and rapine of this period.

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  • 99 sqq.), in connexion with the tale of the invasion of Darius, makes of Scythia a kind of chessboard 4000 stades square on which the combatants can make their moves quite unhindered by the great rivers: the other (16-20), founded on what he learned from Greeks of Olbia and supplemented by the tales of the 7th century traveller Aristeas of Proconnesus, is not very far removed from first-hand information and can be made more or less to tally with the lie of the land.

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  • 99 sqq.), in connexion with the tale of the invasion of Darius, makes of Scythia a kind of chessboard 4000 stades square on which the combatants can make their moves quite unhindered by the great rivers: the other (16-20), founded on what he learned from Greeks of Olbia and supplemented by the tales of the 7th century traveller Aristeas of Proconnesus, is not very far removed from first-hand information and can be made more or less to tally with the lie of the land.

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  • The sequel of the tale is told in the Oedipus Coloneus.

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  • Special mention may be made here of the tale of Abikar - the wise and virtuous secretary of Sennacherib, king of Assyria - and of his wicked nephew Nadhan.

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  • Special mention may be made here of the tale of Abikar - the wise and virtuous secretary of Sennacherib, king of Assyria - and of his wicked nephew Nadhan.

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  • Sophocles describes in his Oedipus Tyrannus how Oedipus was resolved to pursue to the end the mystery of the death of Laius, and thus unravelled the dark tale, and in horror put out his own eyes.

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  • When the train at last pulled into the station at Boston it was as if a beautiful fairy tale had come true.

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  • The further treatment of the tale by Aeschylus is unknown.

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  • Cecilia, whose musical fame rests on a passing notice in her legend that she praised God by instrumental as well as vocal music, has inspired many a masterpiece in art, including the Raphael at Bologna, the Rubens in Berlin, the Domenichino in Paris, and in literature, where she is commemorated especially by Chaucer's "Seconde Nonnes Tale," and by Dryden's famous ode, set to music by Handel in 1736, and later by Sir Hubert Parry (1889).

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  • Do you know the tale about him and Count Markov?

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  • But well as he knew it, Pierre now listened to that tale as to something new, and the quiet rapture Karataev evidently felt as he told it communicated itself also to Pierre.

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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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  • If men would steadily observe realities only, and not allow themselves to be deluded, life, to compare it with such things as we know, would be like a fairy tale and the Arabian Nights' Entertainments.

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  • The earthquake at Lisbon, which appalled other people, gave Voltaire an excellent opportunity for ridiculing the beliefs of the orthodox, first in verse (1756) and later in the (from a literary point of view) unsurpassable tale of Candide (1759).

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  • Alice was followed (in the "Lewis Carroll" series) by Phantasmagoria, in 1869; Through the Looking-Glass, in 1871; The Hunting of the Snark (1876); Rhyme and Reason (1883); A Tangled Tale (1885); and Sylvie and Bruno (in two parts, 1889 and 1893).

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  • The Wrecker, an adventurous tale of American life, which mainly belonged to an earlier time, was written in collaboration with Mr Lloyd Osbourne and finally published in 1892; and towards the close of that very eventful and busy year he began The Justice Clerk, afterwards Weir of Hermiston.

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  • The Wrecker, an adventurous tale of American life, which mainly belonged to an earlier time, was written in collaboration with Mr Lloyd Osbourne and finally published in 1892; and towards the close of that very eventful and busy year he began The Justice Clerk, afterwards Weir of Hermiston.

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  • The following description of the band of Cathbu's Druids occurs in the epic tale, the Cattle-spoiling of Cualnge (Cooley): "The attendant raises his eyes towards heaven and observes the clouds and answers the band around him.

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  • The gravest doubts, however, exist as to the authenticity of this story; Fernao Lopes, the Portuguese Froissart, who is the great authority fcr the details of the death of Inez, with some of the actors in which he was acquainted, says nothing of the ghastly ceremony, though he tells at length the tale of the funeral honours that the king bestowed upon his wife.

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  • Chaucer, Chanouns Yemannes Tale, where, however, mercury figures both as a spirit and a body: " The firste spirit quik-silver called is, The second orpiment, the thridde ywis Sal armoniak, and the ferthe brimstoon."

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  • Take, for instance, the description of some of Arthur's knights in the Welsh tale of Kilhwch and Olwen (in the Mabinogion).

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  • A Monograph of the Odontophorinae or Partridges of America (1850); The Birds of Asia, in seven volumes, the last completed by Mr Sharpe (1850-1883); The Birds of Great Britain, in five volumes (1863-1873); and The Birds of New Guinea, begun in 1875, and, after the author's death in 1881, undertaken by Mr Sharpe, make up the wonderful tale consisting of more than forty folio volumes, and containing more than three thousand coloured plates.

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  • Thus we read in Chaucer (Chanouns Yemannes Tale): - The bodies sevene eek, lo!

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  • 47, 50 and 53; and it is the principal scene of the tale of Paul and Thecla (which though apocryphal has certainly some historical basis; see Thecla).

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  • Ruckert (Quedlinburg and Leipzig, 1858); another version of the tale, Lorengel, is edited in the Zeitschr.

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  • Early in 1886 he struck the public taste with precision in his wild symbolic tale of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

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  • Early in 1886 he struck the public taste with precision in his wild symbolic tale of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

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  • The Falls of Princes, again, is merely the Monk's Tale " writ large."

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  • He knew that this tale redounded to the glory of our arms and so one had to pretend not to doubt it.

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  • Of these at least ninety are generally accepted as his: of the eleven attributed to him it would be hard to say that they should not be considered authentic. Most doubt has clung to his verse tale The Freiris of Berwik.

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  • Of these at least ninety are generally accepted as his: of the eleven attributed to him it would be hard to say that they should not be considered authentic. Most doubt has clung to his verse tale The Freiris of Berwik.

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  • Marcellus, therefore, struck his first blow at Leontini, which was quickly stormed; and the tale of the horrors of the sack was at once carried to Syracuse and roused; the anger of its population, who could not but sympathize with their near neighbours, Greeks like themselves.

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  • In the tragic poets the tale takes a different form.

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  • He is the Magyarizer of Shakespeare's Anthony and Cleopatra, Othello, Macbeth, Henry VIII., Winter's Tale, Romeo and Juliet and Tempest, as also of some of the best pieces of Burns, Moore, Byron, Shelley, Milton, Beranger, Lamartine, Victor Hugo, Goethe and others.

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  • In the Itthon (At Home), by Alois Degre (1877), the tale is made the medium for a satirical attack upon official corruption and Hungarian national vanity; and in the Almok dlmodoja (Dreamer of Dreams), by John Asboth (1878), other national defects are aimed at.

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  • Perhaps this tale has some connexion with the romance of the outlaw Fulk Fitz Warin.

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  • In the course of his recital snatches of other myths are referred to, including he famous TammuzAdonis tale, in which Tammuz, the youthful bridegroom, is slain by his consort Ishtar.

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  • In the course of his recital snatches of other myths are referred to, including he famous TammuzAdonis tale, in which Tammuz, the youthful bridegroom, is slain by his consort Ishtar.

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  • 6) is a traveller's tale.

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  • Thanks, I really appreciate you listening to my tale.

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  • Everything he described could, as Quinn so succinctly put it, be a mind constructed fairy tale.

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  • He couldn't blame her for looking incredulous after hearing the tale.

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  • It then dawned that the tale's hero was one of the men she was angry at: the man who claimed to be her lifemate.

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  • Who else knows about your little fairy tale?

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  • Where was Randy in this fairy tale?

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  • Jessi listened, enraptured by the tale.

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  • The Antilles tell a similar tale.

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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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  • The olive complexion, a face emaciated by austerities, the large forehead, the brilliant and small eyes, the high bald head tell their own tale.

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  • This is evidently founded on older ballads; we read in The Seconde Fytte, 11.176 and 1 77 "He wente hym forthe full mery syngynge, As men have told in tale."

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  • A much-discussed work is the Tale of Igor, the oldest of the Russian medieval epics.

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  • This is the foundation for the tale of his discovery by the faithful minstrel Blondel, which first occurs in a French romantic chronicle of the next century.

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  • His few lyrics were spirited ballads of adventure, inspired by an exalted patriotism - "The Revenge" (1878), "The Defence of Lucknow" (1879) - but he reprinted and finally published his old suppressed poem, The Lover's Tale, and a little play of his, The Falcon, versified out of Boccaccio, was produced by the Kendals at their theatre in the last days of 1879.

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  • Of course in the romance it is the court of Arthur; probably in the original tale it was simply "the king."

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  • This particular variant appears to be of British-Celtic origin, and the most faithful representative of the original tale is now very generally held to be the English Syr Percyvelle of Galles, a poem preserved in the Thornton manuscript.

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  • We also possess in one of the so-called Mabinogi a Welsh version of the tale, Peredur, son of Evrawc. This appears to be a free rendering of the adventures found in Chretien combined with incidents drawn from Welsh tradition.

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  • A raid on Delphi attempted by the Persians in 480 B.C. was said to have been frustrated by the god himself, by means of a storm or earthquake which hurled rocks down on the invaders; a similar tale is told of the raid of the Gauls in 279 B.C. But the sacrilege thus escaped at the hands of foreign invaders was inflicted by the Phocian defenders of Delphi during the Sacred War, 356-346 B.C., when many of the precious votive offerings were melted down.

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  • The officers of justice adopted the popular tale, and were supplied by the mob with what they accepted as conclusive evidence of the fact.

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  • 27) or a marvellous tale about a tame dolphin on the north coast of Africa (ix.

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  • There also he wrote the life of St Paul of Thebes, probably an imaginary tale embodying the facts of the monkish life around him.

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  • The tale bears marks of high antiquity, and presents one of the few incidents in the French cycle which may be referred to a mythic origin.

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  • The adventures of Blanchefleur, wife of Charlemagne, form a variation of the common tale of the innocent wife falsely accused, and are told in Macaire and in the extant fragments of La Reine Sibille (14th century).

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  • In medieval romance he became a prominent figure in the tale of Troilus and Cressida.

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  • (See EVE.) How greatly this simple and fragmentary tale of Creation differs from that in Gen.

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  • Klytia (1883) was a 16th-century story, Jetta (1884) a tale of the great immigrations, and Elfriede " a romance of the Rhine."

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  • His epic in fourteen books, known as Ta µe6' "Oµrjpov or Posthomerica, takes up the tale of Troy at the point where Homer's Iliad breaks off (the death of Hector), and carries it down to the capture of the city by the Greeks.

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  • Anton Malczewski (1793-1826) wrote one poem, Marya, a Ukrainian tale which passed School.

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  • The object of this tale is to bridge over the gulf between the Jew and Christian in Poland.

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  • The general reader will find Gaston Paris's study of the legend in Poemes et legendes du moyen age most interesting; also Joseph Bedier's popular retelling of the tale Tristan et Iseult.

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  • Medieval writers, for whom the tale was preserved by the Arabian geographers, believed it true, and were fortified in their belief by numerous traditions of islands in the western sea, which offered various points of resemblance to Atlantis.

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  • Thus the New Testament seemed to exist in order to prove the Church's conclusions, not to tell its own tale.

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  • "Challenger" (1874-1875) and those of the American vessels " Tuscarora " (1873-1876) and" Albatross " (1888-1892) may complete the tale.

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  • Blackmore in his tale The Maid of Sker (1872), based on a legend associated with Sker House, a fine Elizabethan building in the adjoining parish of Sker, which was formerly extra-parochial.

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  • the famous tale of Fled Bricrend or Bricriu's Feast of the Ultonian cycle.

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  • Coggeshall is our authority for the tale, which Shakespeare has immortalized, of Hubert's refusal to permit the mutilation of his prisoner; but Hubert's loyalty was not shaken by the crime to which Arthur subsequently fell a victim.

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  • The enjoyment of their charms is, however, generally qualified by some restriction or compact, the breaking of which is the cause of calamity to the lover and all his race, as in the notable tale of Melusine.

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  • This tale, which still finds a place in Burke's Peerage in the account of the baron Kingsale, a descendant of the de Courci family, is a legend without historic foundation which did not obtain currency till centuries after John de Courci's death.

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  • The First Distinctively Canadian Novel Was John Richardson'S (1796-1852) Wacousta (1832), A Stirring Tale Of The War Of 1812.

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  • Novels Are Not Yet Much In Vogue; Though Madame Conan'S L'Oublie (1902) Has Been Crowned By The Academy; While Dr Choquette'S Les Ribaud (1898) Is A Good Dramatic Story, And His Claude Paysan (1899) Is An Admirably Simple Idyllic Tale Of The Hopeless Love Of A Soil Bound Habitant, Told With Intense Natural Feeling And Fine Artistic Reserve.

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  • Transpositions of words, if not purely accidental, as in Chaucer, "Parson's Tale," p. 689 (ed.

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  • 8 of the "Friar's Tale," in the Prologue to the Tale before the fourth line from the end.

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  • In the "Monk's Tale" a block of 88 lines (3565-3652) is transposed in most MSS.

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  • What is clearly erroneous or faulty may as clearly be intended, and therefore not to be removed by the critic. In Chaucer's "Miller's Tale" (3455, 3457) astromie is used for astronomie, and Noe and Noel (Christmas) confused, "Nowelis flood" (345 1, 3457), because the speaker is an illiterate carpenter.

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  • In the Prologue to the "Parson's Tale" (so) there is, on the other hand, a mistake of Chaucer's own, which no judicious critic would think of removing, the constellation Libra being said to be "the moon's exaltation" when it should be Saturn's.

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  • In this role he slays monsters, the boar Twrch Trwyth, the giant of Mont St Michel and the Demon Cat of Losanne (Andre de Coutances tells us that Arthur was really vanquished and carried off by the Cat, but that one durst not tell that tale before Britons!).

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  • 124); Donnei des Amanz, the conversation of two lovers, overheard and carefully noted by the poet, of a purely didactic character, in which are included three interesting pieces, the first being an episode of the story of Tristram, the second a fable, L'homme et le serpent, the third a tale, L'homme et l'oiseau, which is the basis of the celebrated Lai de l'oiselet (Rom.

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  • From the above it will have been evident that, as Barlowe remarks concerning the compass, "the lame tale of one Flavius at Amelphus, in the kingdome of Naples, for to have devised it, is of very slender probabilitie"; and as regards the assertion of Dr Gilbert, of Colchester (De magnete, p. 4, 1600), that Marco Polo introduced the compass into Italy from the East in 1260, 1 we need only quote the words of Sir H.

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  • The tale of these glories, with their attendant woes, does not exhaust the history of the papacy.

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  • "A lytil tale Set herd I tel, Pat in to my tyme befel, of a gudman, in murrefe [Moray] borne in elgyne [Elgin], and his kine beforne, and callit was a faithful man vith al Jame fat hyme knew than; fis mare trastely I say, for I kend hyme weile mony day.

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  • Francke under the title of the Kesar Saga, is a widely known tale of a heroic warrior king of northern Asia named Kesar (believed by some to be a transcription of " Czar "), but it is not found as a printed book.

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  • It includes three divisions - the Djiung ling, which describes the invasion of part of Tibet by the Djiung or Moso; the Hor ling, which recounts the conquest of the Hor (Turk tribes) by the Tibetans, and conveys much historical information in a tale of magic and marvel; and the Djia ling (Chinese division), which narrates a contest of unknown date between the Tibetans and the Chinese.

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  • This tale, as well as the name Aethaleia, sometimes applied to it, points to its volcanic character.

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  • The Knight of La Tour-Landry (1372) relates, by way of warning to his daughters, a tale of a lady who so irritated her husband by scolding him in company, that he struck her to the earth with his fist and kicked her in the face, breaking her nose.

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  • Leprosy, which had almost disappeared in the 17th century, broke out once more in the 18th, and in 1773 a hospital was established by the order at Aosta, made famous by Xavier de Maistre's tale, Le Lepreux de la cite d'Aoste.

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  • 9 But the devoted Anskar (801-865) went forth and sought out the Scandinavian Viking, and handed on the torch of self-denying zeal to others, who saw, after the lapse of many years, the close of the monotonous tale of burning churches and pillaged monasteries, and taught the fierce Northman to learn respect for civilized institutions.

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  • The tale was probably invented by the annalists to excuse the cruel treatment of the Carthaginian prisoners by the Romans.

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  • Famine and disease soon began to tell their tale.

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  • Spencer, has versified the tale of Llewelyn, king of Wales, leaving Gelert and the baby prince at home, returning to find Gelert stained with,the blood of a wolf, and killing the hound because he thought his child was slain.

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  • Before that time there were only legendary accounts like that of Sindbad's " Valley of the Diamonds," or the tale of the stones found in the brains of serpents.

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  • Ball thinks that the former legend originated in the Indian practice of sacrificing cattle to the evil spirits when a new mine is opened; birds of prey would naturally carry off the flesh, and might give rise to the tale of the eagles carrying diamonds adhering to the meat.

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  • Chaucer in his Nun's Priest's Tale ranks Bradwardine with St Augustine.

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  • The Saxon Widukind, for instance, gives more space to the tale of the martyrdom of St Vitus than he does to several of the important campaigns of Henry the Fowler.

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  • The truth is probably that the tradition of his wife's adultery and treachery was a genuine part of the Arthurian story, which, neglected for a time, was brought again into prominence by the social conditions of the courts for which the later romances were composed; and it is in this later and conventionalized form that the tale has become familiar to us.

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  • Godwin's more important works are - The Inquiry concerning Political Justice, and its Influence on General Virtue and Happiness (1793); Things as they are, or the Adventures of Caleb Williams (1794); The Inquirer, a series of Essays (1797); Memoirs of the Author of the Rights of Woman (1798); St Leon, a Tale of the Sixteenth Century (1799); Antonio, a Tragedy (1800); The Life of Chaucer (1803); Fleetwood, a Novel (1805); Faulkner, a Tragedy (1807); Essay on Sepulchres (1809); Lives of Edward and John Philips, the Nephews of Milton (1815); Mandeville, a Tale of the Times of Cromwell (1817); Of Population, an answer to Malthus (1820); History of the Commonwealth (1824-1828); Cloudesley, a Novel (1830); Thoughts on Man, a series of Essays (1831); Lives of the Necromancers (1834).

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  • Anaxilaus of Rhegium, by a long and strange tale of treachery, occupied Zancle and changed its name to Messana.

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  • Peter and Michael were doubtless watching the turn of things in Sicily; but the tale of a long-hidden conspiracy between them and the whole Sicilian people has been set aside by Amari.

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  • The tale, true or false, that Frenchmen and Provencals were known from the natives by being unable to frame the Italian sound of c shows how thoroughly the Lombard tongue had overcome the other tongues of the island.

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  • From 925 to 975 all the chronicles are very fragmentary; a few obits, three or four poems, among them the famous ballad on the battle of Brunanburh, make up the meagre tale of their common materials, which each has tried to supplement in its own way.

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  • Cap,tale afPrno,oe, From the southern PHwX~ V~ ROOd O.,.na ~ 3 borders of Egypt to *b.,sIi., Ramp,, ---.

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  • The tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor in the Red Sea was a piece of simpler writing, not unpicturesque, of the marvellous type of a Sindbad story.

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  • Here dim historic recoijections often~ determined features of the story, and in one famous legend that knits ~ther a group of gods all seemingly local in origin we can faintly trace how the tale arose, was added to, and finally tallized in a coherent form.

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  • Isis was perhaps the 1 goddess of Buto, a town not far distant from Busiris; geographical proximity would suffice to explain her conon with Osiris in the tale.

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  • Others held the view he crept from an egg that lay on a hill in the midst of a lake d Desdes; and a third, more barbarous, tale related his :ene act of self-procreation.

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  • In later times the moral ct of his tale was doubtless the main cause of its continued alarity; Osiris was named Onnophris, the good Being excellence, and Seth was contrasted with him as the author the root of all evil.

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  • That this conception is very old is proved by the fact that even in the Pyramid texts the eye of Horus is a synonym for all offerings: an ancient tale.

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  • One incident of the tale of Osiris acquired a deep ethical meaning in connection with the dead.

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  • Atkinson, London, 1836); Haft Paikar (lithographed, Bombay, 1849; Lucknow, 1873; the fourth tale in German by F.

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  • He carried the humour and sub-acidity of discrimination which marked his criticism of fellow folk-lorists into the discussion of purely literary subjects in his Books and Bookmen (1886), Letters to Dead Authors (1886), Letters on Literature (1889), &c. His Blue Fairy Tale Book (1889), beautifully produced and illustrated, was followed annually at Christmas by a book of fairy tales and romances drawn from many sources.

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  • The tale of Wayland falls naturally into two parts, the former of which contains obviously mythical features.

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  • A hideous tale is told by Buchanan against his private morals, but it is certainly inaccurate in detail, and is uncorroborated, while it appears to turn on a confusion between an alleged royal mistress, " the Daisy," and Margaret (Daisy), the king's own sister.

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  • The tale of royal treachery in his capture is popular; the best authorities for it seem to be the synoptic versions of a ballad and of the fabulous chronicler, Pitscottie.

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  • Still later, amid the satire and Reformation heat of Lyndsay we have the old manner persisting in the Testaments and in the tale of Squyer Meldrum.

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  • (q.v.), Sym and his Brudir, a satirical tale of two palmers, The Wyf of Auchtirmuchty, and the Wowing of Jok and Jynny.

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  • The task of filling up gaps, smoothing away inconsistencies, rounding off the tale, was accomplished by Giles Tschudi, whose recension was adopted, with a few alterations, by Johannes von Muller in his History of the Confederation (1780).

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  • Schiller's play (1804) gave the tale a world-wide renown.

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  • How it came to be localized in Uri we do not know; possibly, through the story of the Scandinavian colonization of Schwyz, the tale was fitted to some real local hero.

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  • To effect the rescue of these incidents, he boldly admits the forgeries in the registers, abandons all the traditional dates, throws over Tschudi's account, and regards the shooting by Tell of the apple from his son's head as an "ornamental addition" to the tale.

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  • The black sails recur in the modern Greek version of the tale of Theseus.

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  • As Korner's guest in Dresden and at Loschwitz on the Elbe, Schiller completed Don Carlos, wrote the dramatic tale, Der Verbrecher aus Infamie (later entitled Der Verbrecher aus verlorener Ehre, 1786) and the unfinished novel, Der Geisterseher (1789).

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  • He tells a simple tale in the plainest words: he never stops to offer a comment or to point a moral.

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  • No comment is made by the narrator; he tells his tale in the fewest words and passes on.

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  • It was therefore to Byzantium that Italy turned for metal-workers, and especially for goldsmiths, when, in the 6th to the 8th centuries, the basilica of St Peter's in Rome was enriched with masses of gold and silver for decorations and fittings, the gifts of many donors from Belisarius to Leo III., the mere catalogue of which reads like a tale from the Arabian Nights.

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  • The evidence is quite conclusive; yet the fire has been imputed to the Syrians, and a tale was invented about ballistas which hurled against the House of God enormous stones and vessels full of bitumen.

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  • This tale is now regarded as legendary, and the same remark also applies to the tradition that the cries Hi Welfen, hi Wibelinen, were first raised at this siege.

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  • A singer who had pleased his hearers with a tale of adventure would be called on to tell them of earlier or later events in the career of the hero; and so the story would grow, until it included all that the poet knew from tradition, or could invent in harmony with it.

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  • The heroes of Homer are hardly more moral agents than the giants and enchanters of a fairy tale.

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  • It is at least remarkable that a legend of the national interest of the " tale of Troy " should be so definitely localized, and that in a district which was never famous as a seat of Greek population.

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  • Santa Rasa; ?larweil% tale ?

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  • Charles both disbelieved and exposed him, whereupon Oates carried his tale before the House of Commons.

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  • For the relations between Bacon and Ben Jonson see The Tale of the Shakespeare Epitaphs by Francis Bacon (New York, 1888); for Bacon's poetical gifts see an article in the Fortnightly Review (March 1905).

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  • But the tale itself carries us back to Persia.

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  • After more than a century of enforced repose in the land and of prosperity in the towns, all Wales was suddenly convulsed by a wide-spread revolt against the English crown, which reads more like a tale of romance than a piece of sane history.

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  • His history forms the subject of a tale and of a tragedy by Gutzkow.

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  • His Swedish Argus (1733-1734) was modelled on Addison's Spectator, his Thoughts about Critics (1736) on Pope's Essay on Criticism, his Tale of a Horse on Swift's Tale of a Tub.

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  • Where some slight historical records of the heroic age were still obtainable poetical imagination seized upon them at once; where no traditions at all were forthcoming fiction pure and simple asserted its right; and thus the national epopee gave way to the epic story, andsubstituting prose for verseto the novel and the fairy tale.

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  • A second edition of the Lyrical Ballads in 1800 included another poem by Coleridge - Love, to which subsequently the sub-title was given of An Introduction to the Tale of the Dark Ladie.

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  • Five main cycles of story may be distinguished: (1) the foundation of the citadel Cadmea by Cadmus, and the growth of the Sparti or "Sown Men" (probably an aetiological myth designed to explain the origin of the Theban nobility which bore that name in historical times); (2) the building of a "seven-gated" wall by Amphion, and the cognate stories of Zethus, Antiope and Dirce; (3) the tale of the "house of Laius," culminating in the adventures of Oedipus and the wars of the "Seven" and the Epigoni; (4) the advent of Dionysus; and (5) the exploits of Heracles.

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  • The tale is told much more fully and with many variations in the tragedians.

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  • Of his many works written in his native language the most important is his Labyrinth of the World, an allegorical tale which is perhaps the most famous work written in Bohemian.'

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  • This original manuscript is now lost, whereby hangs a tale.

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  • It is little more than a collection of fables told with scarcely any attempt at criticism, and with no more regard to chronological sequence than was necessary to make the tale run smoothly or to fill up such gaps as that between the flight of Aeneas from Troy and the supposed year of the foundation of Rome.

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  • In the long tale of intrigue and warfare between the Goths and the two imperial courts which fills up this whole time, cessions of territory are offered to the Goths, provinces are occupied by them, but as yet they do not take root anywhere; no Western land as yet becomes Gothia.

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  • But it may safely be said that his tale is best where most unvarnished, and probably no writer of the same rank has owed less to the mere sparkle of highly polished literary style.

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  • baptist, who was the forerunner of our Lord Jesus in accordance with the law of parity; 2 and as the Lord had twelve Apostles, bearing the number of the twelve solar months, so had he thirty leading men, making up the monthly tale of the moon.

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  • In the ancient poems, indeed, there are a few pieces which are true love songs, and express a high appreciation of the virtue of their subjects; but there are many more which tell a different tale.

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  • He had soon learnt all that Verrocchio had to teach - more than all, if we are to believe the oft-told tale of the figure, or figures, executed by the pupil in the picture of Christ's Baptism designed by the master for the monks of Vallombrosa.

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  • The tale of completed work for these twelve or fourteen years (1470-1483 or thereabouts) is thus very scanty.

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  • King Francis, then at his court of St Germain-en-Laye, is said to have wept for the loss of such a servant; that he was present beside the death-bed and held the dying painter in his arms is a familiar but an untrue tale.

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  • The satire remained unpublished until 1704, when it was issued along with The Tale of a Tub.

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  • The author of the Tale of a Tub, which he had had by him since 1696 or 1698, must have felt conscious of powers capable of far more effective exercise than reading-desk or pulpit at Laracor could supply; and his resolution to exchange divinity for politics must appear fully justified by the result.

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  • Clearness, cogency, masculine simplicity of diction, are conspicuous in the pamphlet, but true creative power told the Tale of a Tub.

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  • In the Tale of a Tub he lashes out in all directions.

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  • The melancholy tale of Swift's attachment will be more conveniently narrated in another place, and is only alluded to here for the sake of chronology.

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  • He had already lost Waterford owing to the prejudice against making the author of the Tale of a Tub a bishop, and he still had formidable antagonists in the archbishop of York, whom he had scandalized, and the duchess of Somerset, whom he had satirized.

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  • Lecky; Tale of a Tub; Battle of the Books; Critical Essay upon the Faculties of the Mind; The Bickerstaff Pamphlets, &c., ed.

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  • In 1847 he published at Boston the greatest of all his works, Evangeline, a Tale of Acadie.

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  • Though exceedingly popular as a lecturer, his literary reputation rests upon three historical romances: The Fair God (1873), a story of the conquest of Mexico; Ben Hur (1880), a tale of the coming of Christ, which was translated into several languages and dramatized; and The Prince of India (1893), dealing with the Wandering Jew and the Byzantine empire.

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  • His story is one "Which never yet was heard in tale or song From old or modern bard, in hall or bower."

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  • 3 vols., 1851-53) is a large collection of proverbs ingeniously connected with one another and leading up to or starting from a popular tale exemplifying the proverb.

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  • Soon the irresistible charm of a book which gratified the imagination of the reader with all the action and scenery of a fairy tale, which exercised his ingenuity by setting him to discover a multitude of curious analogies, which interested his feelings for human beings, frail like himself, and struggling with temptations from within and from without, which every moment drew a smile from him by some stroke of quaint yet simple pleasantry, and nevertheless left on his mind a sentiment of reverence for God and of sympathy for man, began to produce its effect.

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  • The principal books by Beecher, besides his published sermons, are: Seven Lectures to Young Men (1844); Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes (1855); Star Papers, Experiences of Art and Nature (1855); Life Thoughts (1858); New Star Papers; or Views and Experiences of Religious Subjects (1859); Plain and Pleasant Talks about Fruits, Flowers and Farming (1859); American Rebellion, Report of Speeches delivered in England at Public Meetings in Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool, and London (1864); Prayers from Plymouth Pulpit (1867); Norwood: A Tale of Village Life in New England (1867); The Life of Jesus the Christ (1871), completed in 2 vols., by his sons (1891); and Yale Lectures on Preaching (3 vols., 1872-1874).

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  • Besides a tragedy, Sylla, the chief piece thus assigned is L'Occasion perdue recouverte, a rather loose tale in verse.

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  • During these two years he became convinced that the success of the white missionary in a field like Africa was not to be reckoned by the tale of doubtful conversions he could send home each year - that the proper work for such men was that of pioneering, opening up and starting new ground, leaving native agents to work it out in detail.

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  • The tale, as told in the 1476 chronicle, is clearly an interpolation, for it comes immediately after a distinct statement that "God had helped the Confederates, and that with great labour they had defeated the knights and Duke Leopold," while the passage immediately following joins on to the former quite naturally if we strike out the episode of the "true man," who is not even called Winkelried.

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  • From all quarters tale Catholic episcopate had submitted to the Vatican council petitions in this sense.

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  • But to pursue the tale of isolated instances would be wearisome.

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  • The tale of the dealings of his descendants with these two classes of opponents constitutes the greater part of English history for a full century.

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  • Richard never published any statement as to their end, though some easy tale of a fever, a conflagration, or an accident might have served him better than the mere silence that he employed.

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  • The first volume published of his posthumous works was the exquisite and splendid Thedtre en liberte, a sequence if not a symphony of seven poems in dramatic form, tragic or comic or fanciful eclogues, incomparable with the work of any other man but the author of The Tempest and The Winter's Tale in combination and alternation of gayer and of graver harmonies.

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  • His stride is the stride of a giant, from the sentimental beauty of the picture of Marie Antoinette at Versailles, or the red horror of the tale of Debi Sing in Rungpore, to the learning, positiveness and cool judicial mastery of the Report on the Lords' Journals (1794), which Philip Francis, no mean judge, declared on the whole to be the "most eminent and extraordinary" of all his productions.

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  • Richard Burke was received with many compliments, but of course nothing came of his mission, and the only impression that remains with the reader of his prolix story is his tale of the two royal brothers, who afterwards became Louis XVIII.

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  • The name in Egyptian was Pilak, "the angle (?) island": the Arabs call it Anas el Wagud, after the hero of a romantic tale in the A rabian Nights.

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  • His grandfather was said to be Helias, knight of the Swan, one of the brothers whose adventures are well known, though with some variation, in the familiar fairy tale of "The Seven Swans."

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  • The tale, which is almost identical with the Lohengrin legend, belongs to the class of the Cupid and Psyche narratives.

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  • These travels must have profited him greatly, and we have our share of the advantage; not so much, however, in The Wondrous Tale of Alroy or Tancred, or the "Revolutionary Epic" which he was inspired to write on "the windy plains of Troy," but in the letters he sent home to his sister.

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  • This association of ten, or as it often was at a later date of twelve men, was also called a tithing, or decima, and in the north of England was known as tenmanne tale.

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  • The Ploughman's Complaint tells the same tale.

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  • This tale is perhaps reminiscent of human sacrifice amongst the Greeks.

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  • From the reference to Asia in the tales of Tantalus, Niobe and Pelops it has been conjectured that Asia was the original seat of these legends, and that it was only after emigration to Greece that the people localized a part of the tale of Pelops in their new home.

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  • His confession that he had known only twenty happy days in his long reign is perhaps a moral tale, to be classed with the "omnia fui, et nil expedit" of Septimius Severus.

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  • These were rhymed but also alliterative, in regular form, with prologue or mansong (often the prettiest part of the whole), main portion telling the tale (mostly derived in early days from the French romances of the Carlovingian, Arthurian or Alexandrian cycles, or from the mythic or skriik-segur), and epilogue.

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  • Of later subject are the sagas of Havard and his revenge for his son, murdered by a neighbouring chief (997-1002); of the He15arirgasaga (990-1014), a typical tale of a great blood feud, written in the most primitive prose; of Gunnlaug and Hrafn (Gunnlaugssaga Ormstungu, 980-1008), the rival poets and their ill-starred love.

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  • Of the north there are the sagas of Kormak (930-960), most primitive of all, a tale of a wild poet's love and feuds, containing many notices of the heathen times; of Vatzdeelasaga (890-980), relating to the settlement and the chief family in Waterdale; of Hallfred the poet (996-1014), narrating his fortune at King Olaf's court, his love affairs in Iceland, and finally his death and burial at Iona; of Reyk -deela (990), which preserves the lives of Askell and his son Viga-Skuti; of Svarf-deela (980-990), a cruel, coarse story of the old days, with some good scenes in it, unfortunately imperfect, chapters I-10 being forged; of VigaGlum (970-990), a fine story of a heathen hero, brave, crafty and cruel.

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  • The Banda-manna saga (1050-1060), the only comedy among the sagas, is also a northern tale; it relates the struggles of a plebeian who gets a chieftancy against the old families of the neighbourhood, whom he successfully outwits; Ol-kofra pattr is a later imitation of it in the same humorous strain.

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  • The tale of Einar Sookisson (c. 1125) may also be noticed.

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  • Fcereyinga tells the tale of the conversion of the Fa revs or Faroes, and the lives of its chiefs Sigmund and Leif, composed in the 13th century from their separate sagas by an Icelander of the Sturlung school.

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  • Among them are the sagas of Thorgils and Haflidi (I118-1121), the feud and peacemaking of two great chiefs, contemporaries of Ari; of Sturla (1150-1183), the founder of the great Sturlung family, down to the settlement of his great lawsuit by Jon Loptsson, who thereupon took his son Snorri the historian to fosterage, - a humorous story but with traces of the decadence about it, and glimpses of the evil days that were to come; of the Onundar-brennusaga (1185-1200), a tale of feud and fire-raising in the north of the island, the hero of which, Gudmund Dyri, goes at last into a cloister; of Hrafn Sveinbiornsson (1190-1213), the noblest Icelander of his day, warrior, leech, seaman, craftsman, poet and chief, whose life at home, travels and pilgrimages abroad (Hrafn was one of the first to visit Becket's shrine), and death at the hands of a foe whom he had twice spared, are recounted by a loving friend in pious memory of his virtues, c. 1220; of Aron Hiorleifsson (1200-1255), a man whose strength, courage and adventures befit rather a henchman of Olaf Tryggvason than one of King Haakon's thanes (the beginning of the feuds that rise round Bishop Gudmund are told here), of the Svinefell-men (1248-1252), a pitiful story of a family feud in the far east of Iceland.

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  • He also made great progress in the art of wood-engraving, and with the money he received for a series of blocks Lfor a work called Walks about Dorchester, he printed and published his first book, Orra, a Lapland Tale, in 1822.

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  • The tale goes that the scorn of the daughter of a neighbouring king induced Harald to take a vow not to cut nor comb his hair until he was sole king of Norway, and that ten years later he was justified in trimming it; whereupon he exchanged the epithet "Shockhead" for the one by which he is usually known.

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  • The tale is told with variations by Saxo Grammaticus (Historic Danica, ed.

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  • Writers the most unlike each other - Swift and Hugh Boulter, George Berkeley and George Stone, Arthur Young and Dr Thomas Campbell - all tell the same tale.

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  • It is situated in 103° 6' E., 13° 6' N., in the midst of a fertile plain and on the river Sang Ke, which flows eastwards and falls into the Tonle or Tale Sap, the great lake of Cambodia.

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  • Schoolcraft mentions a Red Indian story explaining how " the bear does not die," but this tale Schoolcraft (like Herodotus in Egypt) " cannot bring himself to relate."

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  • In Lafitau's tale the birds were wounded by the magic arrows of a medicine man, and the arrow-heads were found in the bodies of the human culprits.

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  • xxv.) he saw that the " gods " in the tale were really " demons," " stronger than men, but having the divine part not wholly unalloyed " - " magnified nonnatural men," in short.

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  • Presumably the tale (with its example of the sanction) survives the rule in many cases.

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  • He also translated the pastorals of Longus, wrote a tale called Diane de Castro, and defended, in a treatise on the origin of romance, the reading of fiction.

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  • Briefly, the tale is as follows: - After the battle of Raphia 6 (217 B.C.), Ptolemy IV.

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  • 6 The statements with reference to the war between Antiochus the Great and Ptolemy Philopator are in general agreement with those of the classical historians, and to this extent the tale may be said to have an historical setting.

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  • The prediction was believed far and wide, and President Aurial, at Toulouse, built himself a Noah's ark - a curious realization, in fact, of Chaucer's merry invention in the Miller's Tale.

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  • This feature of the tale contains some hint of the long nightless summer in the Arctic regions, which perhaps reached the Greeks through the merchants who fetched amber from the Baltic coasts.

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  • 1200) contains a narrative of I K amar, slave girl of Shaghb, the mother of Moqtadir, which is the source of the tale in Lane i.

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  • Not only are his sayings proverbial: his doctrine actually forms the most powerful religious influence in present-day Hinduism; and, though he founded no school and was never known as a guru or master, but professed himself the humble follower of his teacher, Narhari-Das, 2 from whom as a boy in Sukar-khet he heard the tale of Rama's doings, he is everywhere accepted as an inspired and authoritative guide in religion and conduct of life.

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  • The tale tells of King Dasarath's court, the birth and boyhood of Rama and his brethren, his marriage with Sita, daughter of Janak king of Bideha, his voluntary exile, the result of Kaikeyi's guile and Dasarath's rash vow, the dwelling together of Rama and Sita in the great central Indian forest, her abduction by Ravan, the expedition to Lanka and the overthrow of the ravisher, and the life at Ajodhya after the return of the reunited pair.

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  • Thus it is touched upon in Beowulf, and fragments of it form the most important part of the northern Eddas, the poets of which evidently assumed that the tale as a whole was well known and that their hearers would be able to put each piece in its proper place.

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  • Gibbon and other writers quote from John Cassian the tale of the poor monk, who, being convinced of his error, burst into tears, exclaiming, "You have taken away my God!

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  • A bird is fire-bringer in an Andaman island tale, and a ghost in another myth of the same island.'

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  • Thanks. I really appreciate you people listening to my tale.

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  • Everything he described could, as Quinn so succinctly put it, be a mind constructed fairy tale.

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  • I slowly related my half-truth, half lie tale of Julie being upset and calling me.

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  • I invented a tale on the fly about writing a magazine article about some of the more humorous entries.

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  • He related his tale of woe while enjoying the never-ending pleasure of seeing the woman he loved in various stages of nakedness.

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  • He couldn't blame her for looking incredulous after hearing the tale.

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  • I told you the most fantastic tale, and you shrug it off like it's natural.

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  • She believed Evelyn's tale of a race of people bred for war.

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  • It then dawned that the tale's hero was one of the men she was angry at: the man who claimed to be her lifemate.

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  • Who else knows about your little fairy tale?

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  • When he finished his tale, she shook her head.

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  • When he finished the tale, he asked, "What do you think?"

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  • Sackler and Dean spent the afternoon listening to the exagger­ated tale of a variety store owner who had been held up at gun­point, and supposedly relieved of $1,500.

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  • Where was Randy in this fairy tale?

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  • Now you come to me with this ... fairy tale fantasy about a magic room.

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  • Jessi listened, enraptured by the tale.

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  • It is a tale of political and sexual intrigue, with not one mention of God.

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  • As they work to untangle the threads of both murders, they make powerful enemies in a dramatic tale of court intrigue and revenge.

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  • absurdist tale of two silent film stars who fall off the screen and into a clown show.

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  • Once more the little plaza with flowering acacias, once more the clear fountain telling its tale of love.

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  • Syriana Rental and retail: Labyrinthine but involving tale of oil and corruption which won George Clooney a best supporting actor Oscar.

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  • adaptation of the famous tale.

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  • faithful adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of a little boy called Mowgli (Jason Scott Lee ).

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  • allegorical adult fairy tale.

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  • In appropriately alliterative tabloid style, the crucial component that made the tale a mass-circulation must was the elephant.

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  • Peter Watkins uses TV broadcasting, a deliberate anachronism, to stage his tale of the Paris Commune.

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  • apocryphal tale ' about Don.

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  • archaic language enhances the tale.

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  • Includes a cross, ... £ 8.95 Qty Noah's ark A hand-crafted wooden ark will bring this popular biblical tale to life.

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  • All the lavatory attendants I knew were fed up with arguing with people that the story was merely a fairy tale.

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  • The feature-length ' Tale of the Fox ', Starewicz ' best-known work, is a technically audacious, gleefully wicked medieval animal fable.

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  • An uncomfortable tale of sexual awakening, A Ma Soeur!

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  • VHS Videos The bargee VHS Video A comedy tale of a canal bargee with an eye for the ladies who is trapped into marriage.

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  • bawdy tale, telling a rather different story of love, which will leave everyone laughing.

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  • biographer's tale Andrew Adonis In 1994 I asked Roy Jenkins if I could write his biography.

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  • bittersweet tale of a young girl trapped by the flaws in her character.

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  • another tale of view of other american revolution boston.

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  • A lively tale with action-packed illustrations, which will delight all young buccaneers.

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  • cackleMadge is not a cringing, cackling fairy tale witch, but a woman whose human dignity has been violated once too often.

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  • A fictional tale by about Pedrolino Il Magnifico, il primo castrato del mondo!

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  • The bottom line is that the biblical tale of Sodom and Gomorrah is a mythical story based on the usual archetype of celestial catastrophism.

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  • cautionary tale of a young would-be wizard who tries casting spells.

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  • cautionary tale warning against the dangers of modern life or imprudent or taboo behaviors.

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  • chapbook version of the traditional tale told below and published in 1900.

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  • The scenery here tells its own tale - no need for noisy chatter!

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  • classic tale of a boy who dreams himself to an island of friendly monsters.

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  • An antidote to the Property Porn on TV, and a cautionary tale for starry-eyed would-be property ladder climbers.

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  • Was Hans Andersen's fairy tale about the emperor's new clothes directed at the Christianity of the day?

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  • There is a final coda to this strange tale.

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  • coming-of-age tale set in fifties America.

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  • MORE » Tom Thumb This pleasant retelling of the traditional tale is surrounded by the outpourings of a visual cornucopia.

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  • creepy tale, set among the thick woods of a Cornish hillside.

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  • crucifytory of the two thieves crucified alongside Jesus becomes the tale of the thieves " who stole Munch's Scream " .

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  • culmination concert at the Assembly Rooms will include performances of Britten's Night Mail and Stravinsky's A Soldier's Tale.

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  • Rather like a good dame of football, this album is a tale of two halves.

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  • Twenty two year old Weeks ' directorial debut is an inspired work, adding a new slant on the famous tale.

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  • A tale of utter devastation which whole swathes of the countryside may never recover from.

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  • directorial debut is an inspired work, adding a new slant on the famous tale.

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  • However, I managed to suspend disbelief long enough to enjoy the tale.

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  • However, the film's ultimate downfall is the climax, toward which the tale has been heading for some 90 minutes.

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  • O Shamsi Tabriz, I am so drunken in this world, That except of drunkenness and revelry I have no tale to tell.

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  • Steve Moore has told the tale cleanly, not embellishing it with the superfluous.

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  • enchanting tale by a prize-winning author about a young boy's efforts to save a magical tree.

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  • Huntress of the Sea by Alan Temperley Eerie tale of evil enchantments in a Scottish glen.

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  • An unimaginative tale, only enlivened slightly by some location work in Amsterdam.

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  • extraordinary tale with a strange twist toward the end.

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  • The feature-length ' Tale of the Fox ', Starewicz ' best-known work, is a technically audacious, gleefully wicked medieval animal fable.

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  • The Soldier's Tale is a morality fable in which the Devil appears in different guises.

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  • faerie tale for adults, the story asks us to enjoy the very elements that it uses to disturb us.

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  • Hockney has given each fairy tale his own interpretation.

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  • This neorealist modern fairy tale from the director of ' The Bicycle Thief ' is the sweet story of a boy called Totò .

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  • Playmobile Magic Castle Create your own fairy tale with this wonderful Magic Castle includes a Princess Crown.

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  • fairy tale element to The Taxi Driver's Daughter.

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  • fairy tale story of Christ we're all used to hearing.

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  • fairy tale quality with an air of reality.

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  • fairy tale kingdom.

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  • fairy tale villages and vineyards.

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  • For his work, I would say, was like an adult fairy tale, a perfect world without stress.

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  • A ' jazz fairy tale ' about a young girl and her strange meeting with a saxophone playing owl.

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  • fairy tale for adults based on a short story from the 1920s by Gustav Goes.

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  • The hero of this heart-warming tale was a neighboring farmer, checking his own boundaries as a major police search developed.

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  • fascinated by the rural old wives tale that milkmaids could not get smallpox.

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  • fire brigade is unconvinced by my tale of an overheating computer.

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  • fishy tale to get your New Year underway.

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  • Top British funnyman, Monty Python ' s Eric Idle, popping in every so often to narrate the tale.

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  • At first glance, I thought I would be reading a tale about household garbage or things people had thrown out to waste.

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  • Click Here For More Information... gingerbread House Mold Make your home-baked gingerbread into your own fairy tale Gingerbread House.

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  • grandpa's chair: This was the second tale I have ever read of Kane's.

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  • gruesome tale in my repertoire.

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  • They actually lived a fairy tale, complete with curses, monsters and an evil hag in a tower.

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  • A Tale of Two Cities A short story by Kirsten Anderson So you're on your way hame.

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  • Rating: An interesting tale which is let down by a hurried ending which leaves the story hanging.

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  • harrowing tale her new neighbor has to tell.

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  • The local headman pointed out to us an overgrown site telling the tale that it was a Japanese war cemetery.

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  • heroines of the tale.

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  • heuristics Engine thousands of tests check the message headers and content for tell tale signs of spam.

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  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit A unique souvenir or gift for anyone interested in Egyptian hieroglyphs, or Peter Rabbit fans of any age.

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  • Joel Lane's Against My Ruins is the tale of two people attempting intimacy as they scavenge through a post holocaust city.

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  • Later she looks like an empty husk, her energy spent, her tale told.

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  • indubitable evidence of the cruel tale being founded on fact.

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  • You sound irate, but surely the tale illustrates how... How well loved I am in Ireland, aye.

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  • Otsuka then goes onto tell us the tale of a match he witnessed in his youth between a Japanese judoka and a foreign wrestler.

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  • In the story, four English children have become kings and queens of a fairy tale kingdom.

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  • In 1799 Scott translated Goethe's play Götz von Berlichingen, the tale of a chivalrous medieval German knight.

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  • The tale of a young village lad (and ex-resident of Stone Row) whose life was changed forever by the onset of WWI.

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  • Meanwhile, Howard Stevenson has another tale of harrassing English cricketing legends.

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  • macabre folk tale, Snow White.

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  • The result was a tale of a man slowly driven mad by the life he had chosen to lead.

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  • This horrific tale is too traumatic to carry on, For the man was so maddened he did not live long.

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  • major film role it is a lyrical tale of teenage rebellion in an English public school.

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  • When the con man came By: Real Business One readers ' sad - and cautionary - tale.

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  • mediaeval Scott translated Goethe's play Götz von Berlichingen, the tale of a chivalrous medieval German knight.

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  • melded together into a simple tale.

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  • At first this story reads like a classic Victorian melodrama, rather reminiscent of a Sherlock Holmes tale.

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  • melodramatic tale told by a ' silly ' woman?

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  • Had the elevation of the parabolic mirror been a few yards higher, none could have lived to tell the tale.

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  • The tale of the widow's mite springs to mind.

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  • morals of the tale have as much relevance now as they did in the 1600's when Cervantes was writing the novel.

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  • morality tale ", which tells of the cost of affluence " .

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  • mousey tale of scary things in the cornfield is perfectly accompanied by Lawrence's exquisite pictures.

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  • It is a very sad, very funny, very mysterious tale, narrated by Kenneth Haigh.

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  • mysterious disappearances all are a big part of the tale.

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  • mythic tale of courage, says Director Terry George.

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  • I am neither a big fan of silver nemesis i do think that that tale didnt need the cybermen.

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  • oglequick opening frame has sexy Kitten bantering with ogling construction workers and pushing a pram while telling the tale to its infant occupant.

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  • oratorical effort - not at all - but only to tell a simple tale.

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  • outlandish tale, a young boy delights in explaining how ' his ' alphabet starts where ' Our ' alphabet ends.

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  • A tale of anarchy and terrorism, ranging across Europe and reaching its climax with a bomb outrage in Balham, south London.

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  • Some of what he learned was amusing, such as the tale of Xenu, the evil Galactic overlord.

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  • pained vocals accompany the dances as the performers use their whole being to deliver the tale.

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  • parabolic mirror been a few yards higher, none could have lived to tell the tale.

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  • Here in his first solo work he follows a related path, with a tale of the young Leonardo da Vinci.

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  • picaresque tale.

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  • piggish chauvinism, I offer this true tale of heroism displayed by another female friend.

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  • Tell tale signs of their presence include scratches on the bark of trees and chewed pine cones.

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  • piteous tale of a laborer who was induced to go north.

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  • A fictional tale by about Pedrolino IL Magnifico, il primo castrato del mondo!

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  • Based on a fairy tale, it is highly programmatic.

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  • What emerges is a tale of misspent fortunes and murderous revenge among the crumbling ruins of an old film set.

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  • reworking of the well-loved fairy tale.

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  • riches tale of a little orphan child.

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  • rip-roaring tale of adventure on the high seas!

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  • rollicking tale of the much-married Wife of Bath.

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  • sad little tale about a Cornish fisherman.

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  • Here's a tale told like a viking saga.

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  • salutary tale!

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  • Another deliciously sensuous tale from a wonderfully entrancing author.

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  • Both CDs tell their own tale but the two fit together, ' The dream sequencer ' being the first.

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  • Tale without a Title, A (1804) Contemporary Reviews Critical Review, 3rd ser.

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  • But of course there's one more twist in the tale, designed to bring a final shudder to the audience.

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  • Cheek By Jowl presents Shakespeare's tale of stolen sons, a banished son-in-law, a daughter on the run and a wicked stepmother.

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  • sordid gothic tale of horror.

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  • Here the tale gets even more sordid with shady characters offshore funding and other private investments appearing.

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  • sore boobs at all which is my main tell tale sign.

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  • sorry tale of indifference, neglect and contempt.

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  • spellbinding tale.

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  • surprising twist in the dragon's tale.

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  • swashbuckling tale of pirating which doesnât take itself too seriously.

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  • sweepy do not just get swept along by the current (see The Tale of Three Project Managers ).

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  • tale of court intrigue and revenge.

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  • tale of doggy derring-do!

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  • In telling a tale against the Miller, is he actually telling a tale against himself?

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  • No doubt people will recount the tale for as long as Coventry exists.

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  • The truth about Vietnam This harrowing tale is simply about the horrors of war.

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  • The facts of this case are a cautionary tale.

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  • Read the tragic tale of Jean McConville here, executed on the command of Gerry Adams, the psychotic Sinn Fein IRA godfather.

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  • classic tale of a boy who dreams himself to an island of friendly monsters.

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  • Tony Thompson has cleverly blended their individual accounts into a gripping tale.

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  • Now let me tell you a sad little tale about a Cornish fisherman.

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  • Troy is a movie written by David Benioff, and loosely based on Homer's epic tale.

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  • The account has a nice ring to it, and can be offered as a good morality tale in which good triumphs over evil.

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  • This sophisticated coming-of-age tale takes us on a journey, through the politics of Mexico, class, friendship, love and sex.

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  • I took down A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens, and smelled the tang of dust.

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  • tawdry tale will come out in the weeks to come!

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  • tells the tale of ' The Beast House ' (strangely!

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  • thief story of the two thieves crucified alongside Jesus becomes the tale of the thieves " who stole Munch's Scream " .

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  • torrid tale.

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  • touching tale by the author of The Wind in the Willows.

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  • A tale of base treachery is told and plans are made.

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  • Beowulf contains the tale of a dragon who guarded buried treasure within an ancient tumulus.

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  • With a surprising twist in the dragon's tale.

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  • twist in the tale at the end.

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  • union jack tale is, as with the first, presented " with the help and permission of the great detective himself.

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  • uplifting tale of talent triumphing over prejudice.

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  • uproarious tale of a family's trip in a rattletrap car.

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  • Kitano's blind swordsman evokes the spirit of the earlier films while furthering the tale of the ronin masseur's bloody vengeance.

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  • John Charmley has his heroes and villains, and he presents his tale with great verve and punch.

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  • But this rule is persistently violated in the Deerslayer tale.

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  • Show how the poet uses the first person narrative voice to make the tale more vivid and moving.

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  • Notes: ' Tis a simple tale of an exile's wanderings ' .

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  • Camp is the delightful tale of a summer camp (" Ovation ") for teenage wannabe musical stars.

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  • Gently touching on themes of racism and ethnic cleansing, Untold Legends tells the tale of a kingdom overtaken by a monstrous warlord.

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  • whimsical tale about a guy who has had about all he can take.

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  • Then 3 lines, wide was long and slower, small tale, berm, small whoops, same berm.

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  • wifee second experiment was to see whether putting banana skins under cabbage plants made them grow faster as the old wives tale suggests.

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  • To him it seemed as wild a tale as it may now seem to you.

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  • woeful tale can be told of biology.

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  • An enumeration of George Sand's novels would constitute a Homeric catalogue, and it must suffice to note only the most typical and characteristic. She contracted with Buloz to supply him with a stated amount of copy for the modest retaining fee of 160 a year, and her editor testifies that the tale of script was furnished with the punctuality of a notary.

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  • Probably Evander was identical with the god Faunus (the "favourer"), and the tale of his Arcadian origin was due to the desire to establish connexion with Greece; the name of his reputed mother (or wife) Carmenta is genuinely Italian.

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  • The consecrated wafer shared by Lohengrin and the swan on their voyage is one of the more obvious means taken by the poet to give the tale the character of an allegory of the .relations between Christ, the Church and the human soul.

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  • Ruckert (Quedlinburg and Leipzig, 1858); another version of the tale, Lorengel, is edited in the Zeitschr.

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  • the Latin tale by Jean de Haute Seille (Johannes de Alta Silva) in his Dolopathos (ed.

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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 Falls of Princes, again, is merely the Monk's Tale " writ large."

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  • The tale of his victims is said to have exceeded roo,000.

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  • Leaving Italy in the summer preceding the year 1000, when it was popularly believed that the end of the world was to come, Otto made a pilgrimage to the tomb of his old friend Adalbert, bishop of Prague, at Gnesen, and raised the city to the dignity of an archbishopric. He then went to Aix, and opened the tomb of Charlemagne, where, according to a legendary tale, he found the body of the great emperor sitting upright upon a throne, wearing the crown and holding the sceptre.

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  • In 1856 she published Dred; a Tale of the Dismal Swamp, in which she threw the weight of her argument on the deterioration of a society resting on a slave basis.

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  • The story of Orpheus, as was to be expected of a legend told both by Ovid and Boetius, retained its popularity throughout the middle ages and was transformed into the likeness of a northern fairy tale.

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  • The Antilles tell a similar tale.

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  • After the defeat of the Armada he had been condemned to death on a charge of high treason, founded on the tale drawn by torture from a priest, that Arundel had urged him to say a mass for the success of the Spaniards.

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  • A still wilder tale spoke of Hugh Capet as the son of a butcher of Paris.

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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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  • The 18th century has a goodly tale of Jewish artists in metal-work, makers of pottery, and (wherever the gilds permitted it) artisans and wholesale manufacturers of many important commodities.

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  • Richemont's tale that the woman Simon, who was genuinely attached to him, smuggled him out in a basket, is simple and more credible, and does not necessarily invalidate the story of the subsequent operations with the deaf mute and the scrofulous patient, Laurent in that case being deceived from the beginning, but it renders them extremely unlikely.

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  • The wildness of this tale refutes itself.

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  • Lancelot, already popular hero of a tale in which an adventure parallel to that of the Charrette figured prominently, was pressed into the service, Modred, Guenevere's earlier lover, being too unsympathetic a character; moreover, Modred was required for the final role of traitor.

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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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  • In the tragic poets the tale takes a different form.

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  • The further treatment of the tale by Aeschylus is unknown.

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  • Sophocles describes in his Oedipus Tyrannus how Oedipus was resolved to pursue to the end the mystery of the death of Laius, and thus unravelled the dark tale, and in horror put out his own eyes.

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  • The sequel of the tale is told in the Oedipus Coloneus.

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  • A Monograph of the Odontophorinae or Partridges of America (1850); The Birds of Asia, in seven volumes, the last completed by Mr Sharpe (1850-1883); The Birds of Great Britain, in five volumes (1863-1873); and The Birds of New Guinea, begun in 1875, and, after the author's death in 1881, undertaken by Mr Sharpe, make up the wonderful tale consisting of more than forty folio volumes, and containing more than three thousand coloured plates.

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  • His Essais en vers et en prose (1797) contains the Marseillaise, a prose tale of the sentimental kind called Adelaide et Monville, and some occasional poems.

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  • The rest of the tale may be told in Mr Ellison's own words: " Down to 1864 the leading firms continued to issue weekly market reports, but in that year the association commenced the publication of an associated circular.

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  • The following description of the band of Cathbu's Druids occurs in the epic tale, the Cattle-spoiling of Cualnge (Cooley): "The attendant raises his eyes towards heaven and observes the clouds and answers the band around him.

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  • Thus we read in Chaucer (Chanouns Yemannes Tale): - The bodies sevene eek, lo!

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  • Chaucer, Chanouns Yemannes Tale, where, however, mercury figures both as a spirit and a body: " The firste spirit quik-silver called is, The second orpiment, the thridde ywis Sal armoniak, and the ferthe brimstoon."

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  • The olive complexion, a face emaciated by austerities, the large forehead, the brilliant and small eyes, the high bald head tell their own tale.

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  • This is evidently founded on older ballads; we read in The Seconde Fytte, 11.176 and 1 77 "He wente hym forthe full mery syngynge, As men have told in tale."

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  • Alice was followed (in the "Lewis Carroll" series) by Phantasmagoria, in 1869; Through the Looking-Glass, in 1871; The Hunting of the Snark (1876); Rhyme and Reason (1883); A Tangled Tale (1885); and Sylvie and Bruno (in two parts, 1889 and 1893).

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  • He is the Magyarizer of Shakespeare's Anthony and Cleopatra, Othello, Macbeth, Henry VIII., Winter's Tale, Romeo and Juliet and Tempest, as also of some of the best pieces of Burns, Moore, Byron, Shelley, Milton, Beranger, Lamartine, Victor Hugo, Goethe and others.

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  • Of the novels produced by other authors between 1870 and 1880, we may mention A hol az ember kezdodik (Where the Man Begins), by Edward Kavassy (1871), in which he severely lashes the idling Magyar nobility; Az en ismeroseim (My Acquaintances), bi Lewis Tolnai (1871); and Anatol, by Stephen Toldy (1872); the versified romances Deli babok hOse (Hero of the Fata Morgana), generally ascribed to Ladislaus Arany, but anonymously published, A szerelem hOse (Hero of Love), by John Vajda (1873), and Talalkozdsok (Rencounters) by the same (1877), and A Tiinderov (The Fairy Zone), by John Bulla (1876), all four interesting as specimens of narrative poetry; Kalozdy Bela (1875), a tale of Hungarian provincial life, by Zoltan Beothy, a pleasing writer who possesses a fund of humour, and appears to follow the best English models; Edith tortenete (History of Edith), by Joseph Prem (1876); Nyomorusag iskoldja (School of Misery), by the prolific author Arnold Vertesi (1878); Tilkolt szerelem (Secret Love), by Cornelius Abranyi (1879), a social-political romance of some merit; and Uj idOk, avult emberek (Modern Times, Men of the Past), by L.

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  • In the Itthon (At Home), by Alois Degre (1877), the tale is made the medium for a satirical attack upon official corruption and Hungarian national vanity; and in the Almok dlmodoja (Dreamer of Dreams), by John Asboth (1878), other national defects are aimed at.

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  • Cecilia, whose musical fame rests on a passing notice in her legend that she praised God by instrumental as well as vocal music, has inspired many a masterpiece in art, including the Raphael at Bologna, the Rubens in Berlin, the Domenichino in Paris, and in literature, where she is commemorated especially by Chaucer's "Seconde Nonnes Tale," and by Dryden's famous ode, set to music by Handel in 1736, and later by Sir Hubert Parry (1889).

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  • It seems best to believe that Darius made an incursion in order to secure the frontier of the Danube, suffered serious reverses and retired with loss, and that this offered too good a chance to be missed for a moral tale about the discomfiture of the Great King by a few poor savages.

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  • Marcellus, therefore, struck his first blow at Leontini, which was quickly stormed; and the tale of the horrors of the sack was at once carried to Syracuse and roused; the anger of its population, who could not but sympathize with their near neighbours, Greeks like themselves.

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  • are still remembered in the Rhine district, where the devastations of his generals were of the most appalling description; and scarcely a village or town but has a tale to tell of the murder and rapine of this period.

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  • The earthquake at Lisbon, which appalled other people, gave Voltaire an excellent opportunity for ridiculing the beliefs of the orthodox, first in verse (1756) and later in the (from a literary point of view) unsurpassable tale of Candide (1759).

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  • Perhaps this tale has some connexion with the romance of the outlaw Fulk Fitz Warin.

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  • The gravest doubts, however, exist as to the authenticity of this story; Fernao Lopes, the Portuguese Froissart, who is the great authority fcr the details of the death of Inez, with some of the actors in which he was acquainted, says nothing of the ghastly ceremony, though he tells at length the tale of the funeral honours that the king bestowed upon his wife.

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  • 47, 50 and 53; and it is the principal scene of the tale of Paul and Thecla (which though apocryphal has certainly some historical basis; see Thecla).

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  • Take, for instance, the description of some of Arthur's knights in the Welsh tale of Kilhwch and Olwen (in the Mabinogion).

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  • A much-discussed work is the Tale of Igor, the oldest of the Russian medieval epics.

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  • This is the foundation for the tale of his discovery by the faithful minstrel Blondel, which first occurs in a French romantic chronicle of the next century.

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  • His few lyrics were spirited ballads of adventure, inspired by an exalted patriotism - "The Revenge" (1878), "The Defence of Lucknow" (1879) - but he reprinted and finally published his old suppressed poem, The Lover's Tale, and a little play of his, The Falcon, versified out of Boccaccio, was produced by the Kendals at their theatre in the last days of 1879.

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  • Of course in the romance it is the court of Arthur; probably in the original tale it was simply "the king."

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  • This particular variant appears to be of British-Celtic origin, and the most faithful representative of the original tale is now very generally held to be the English Syr Percyvelle of Galles, a poem preserved in the Thornton manuscript.

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  • We also possess in one of the so-called Mabinogi a Welsh version of the tale, Peredur, son of Evrawc. This appears to be a free rendering of the adventures found in Chretien combined with incidents drawn from Welsh tradition.

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  • The tale of a hole from which intoxicating "mephitic" vapour arose has no early authority, nor is it scientifically probable (see A.

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  • A raid on Delphi attempted by the Persians in 480 B.C. was said to have been frustrated by the god himself, by means of a storm or earthquake which hurled rocks down on the invaders; a similar tale is told of the raid of the Gauls in 279 B.C. But the sacrilege thus escaped at the hands of foreign invaders was inflicted by the Phocian defenders of Delphi during the Sacred War, 356-346 B.C., when many of the precious votive offerings were melted down.

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  • The officers of justice adopted the popular tale, and were supplied by the mob with what they accepted as conclusive evidence of the fact.

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