Then, amid a burst of wild, sweet music, the Frost-King placed the Flower crown on his head, and knelt to little Violet; while far and near, over the broad green earth, sounded the voices of flowers, singing their thanks to the gentle Fairy, and the summer wind was laden with perfumes, which they sent as tokens of their gratitude; and wherever she went, old trees bent down to fold their slender branches round her, flowers laid their soft faces against her own, and whispered blessings; even the humble moss bent over the little feet, and kissed them as they passed.
Brighter grew the golden light, gayer sang the birds, and the harmonious voices of grateful flowers, sounding over the earth, carried new joy to all their gentle kindred.
But Hercules, you must understand, was wiser than this numskull of a Giant, and had thought of a way to fight him--huge, earth
-born monster that he was--and to conquer him too, in spite of all that his Mother Earth
could do for him.
I am delighted to find humbugs inside the earth
, just the same as on top of it.
Another finds that the phenomena of precession and nutation require that the earth
, if not entirely solid, must at least have a shell not less than eight hundred to a thousand miles in thickness.
90-105) For ere this the tribes of men lived on earth
remote and free from ills and hard toil and heavy sickness which bring the Fates upon men; for in misery men grow old quickly.
The holy man, who had often urged the same point before, but had never met with so direct a repulse, walked some little distance behind, with his eyes bent upon the earth
, and his lips moving AS IF in prayer.
question, "What is the exact distance which separates the earth
from its satellite?
They could, therefore, make observations in four different directions; the firmament by the side and most direct windows, the earth
or the moon by the upper and under openings in the projectile.
Beyond the sphere of their body and this earth
they now fancied themselves transported, these ungrateful ones.
Vassily was not to blame for their having filled up his cart with unsifted earth
, but still it was annoying.
A prettier foot, a gayer heart, a more dimpled face, or a smarter form, never bounded so lightly over the earth
they graced, as did those of Maria Lobbs, the old saddler's daughter.