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Tent

Father of such as dwell in tents. Jabal. (Genesis iv. 20.) Tent (Skidbladnir's) would cover a whole army, and yet fold up into a parcel not too big for the pocket. (Arabian Nights.) …

Miracles

(Latin, miraculum). Vespasian, the Roman emperor, is said to have cured a blind man and a cripple by his touch during his stay in Alexandria. Mahomet's miracles. He took a scroll of the K…

Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Miracle

The MiracleI have trod this path a hundred times With idle footsteps, crooning rhymes. I know each nest and web-worm's tent, The fox-hole which the woodchucks rent, Maple and oak, the old Diva…

Kedar's Tents

This world. Kedar was Arabia Deserta, and the phrase Kedar's tents means houses in the wilderness of this world. Ah me! ah me! that In Kedar's tents here stay; No place like that on high; L…

The Third Miracle

Director:Agnieszka HollandWriter:John RomanoSony Pictures Classics; R; 119 minutesRelease:12/99Cast:Ed Harris, Anne Heche, Armin Mueller-Stahl Ed Harris's solid confidence works wonders for h…

Walt Whitman: Miracles

MiraclesWhy, who makes much of a miracle? As to me I know of nothing else but miracles, Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan, Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky, Or wa…

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Sunrise

SunriseWould you know what joy is hid In our green Musketaquid, And for travelled eyes what charms Draw us to these meadow farms, Come and I will show you all Makes each day a festival. Stand …

Classical Mythology: No Place Like Home?

No Place Like Home?Classical MythologyCrimes of Passion: Jason, Medea, and the ArgonautsAssembling the ArgonautsIn Search of AdventureWitch Way to the Golden FleeceCrime and Punishment: The Lo…

The Iliadby Homer

The Grief of Achilles, and New... The Battle of the Gods, and th... The Reconciliation of Achilles and Agamemnon. Thetis brings to her son the armour made by Vulcan. She preserves the …

John Donne: The Relic

The Relic When my grave is broke up again Some second guest to entertain, —For graves have learn'd that woman-head, To be…