Denmark and its people

Voorkant
1863 - 141 pagina's
 

Wat mensen zeggen - Een review schrijven

We hebben geen reviews gevonden op de gebruikelijke plaatsen.

Geselecteerde pagina's

Overige edities - Alles weergeven

Veelvoorkomende woorden en zinsdelen

Populaire passages

Pagina 114 - Fly !' cried they, ' fly ! fly all who can ! Who dare face Denmark's Christian In fight?' 'Niels Juel he heard the tempest blow; Now for your life ! Aloft he bade the red flag go, Stroke upon stroke he dealt the foe; They cried aloud, while tempests blow, ' Now for your life!
Pagina 76 - It was on that fearful Friday when our Saviour hung in his agony upon the cross, when the sun was turned into blood, and darkness was upon all the earth, that three birds, flying from east to west, passed by the accursed hill of Golgotha, First came the lapwing ; and when the bird saw the sight before him he flew round about the cross, crying, in his querulous tone, ' Piin ham ! piin ham ! — torment him ! torment him...
Pagina 24 - The bird, in answer, continues singing ' Cuckoo ! ' as many times as years will elapse before the object of their desires will come to pass. But as some old people live to an advanced age, and many girls die old maids, the poor bird has so much to do in answering the questions put to her, that the building season goes by ; she has no time to make her nest, but lays her egg in that of the hedgesparrow.
Pagina 23 - When in early spring-time the voice of the cuckoo is first heard in the woods, every village girl kisses her hand and asks the question, ' Cuckoo ! cuckoo ! when shall I be married ? ' and the old folks, borne down with age and rheumatism, inquire, ' Cuckoo, when shall I be released from this world's cares...
Pagina 131 - No man knew the cause, and there was not in all the land a man bold enough to descend into the vaults. At last a slave, who had forfeited his life, was told, that his crime should be forgiven if he could bring intelligence of what he found in the vaults. He went down, and came to a large iron door, which opened of itself, when he knocked. He found himself in a deep vault. In the centre of the ceiling hung a lamp, which was nearly burnt out ; and, below, stood a huge stone table, round which some...
Pagina 130 - For many ages the din of arms was now and then heard in the vaults beneath the castle of Cronenburgh. No man knew the cause, and there was not in all the land a man bold enough to descend into the vaults. At last a slave, who had forfeited his life, was told, that his crime should be forgiven if he could bring intelligence of what he found in the vaults. He went down and came to a large iron door, which opened itself when he knocked.
Pagina 57 - Rascal ! I would have befriended you, and you would murder me in return : now will I punish you. I would have given you the whole bottle, but you shall only have half :' and, drinking off onehalf himself, he gave the remainder to his enemy. When the news of this action came to the ears of King Frederic III. he ordered the burgher into his presence, and asked him, ' Why did you not kill the rascal?' " ' Sire,' replied the man, ' I could never slay a wounded enemy.' " ' Thou meritest to be a noble...
Pagina 57 - Thy need is greater than mine," he knelt down by the fallen enemy, to pour the liquor into his mouth. His requital was a pistol-shot in the shoulder from the treacherous Swede. " Rascal," he cried, " I would have befriended you, and you would murder me in return ! Now will I punish you. I would have given you the whole bottle ; but now you shall have only half.

Bibliografische gegevens