The Holy Therns abide upon the outer slopes of these grim hills, facing the broad world from which they harvest their victims and their spoils.
"Labyrinthine passages connect these caves with the luxurious palaces of the Holy Therns, and through them pass upon their many duties the lesser therns, and hordes of slaves, and prisoners, and fierce beasts; the grim inhabitants of this sunless world.
But no sooner had the last word been sung than the holy man seized his steel cap, clapped it on his head, and springing to his feet, cried in a great voice, "What spy have we here?
"Doss thou know the country hereabouts, thou good and holy man?" asked Robin, laughing.
"May the holy
Benedict, patron of our house, be present this day and aid us in our findings!
"So I come, master, and the people say to me: 'A great blessing has been revealed, holy
oil trickles from the cheeks of our blessed Mother, the Holy
Virgin Mother of God'...."
From Joppa, Jerusalem, the River Jordan, the Sea of Tiberias, Nazareth, Bethany, Bethlehem, and other points of interest in the Holy
Land can be visited, and here those who may have preferred to make the journey from Beirut through the country, passing through Damascus, Galilee, Capernaum, Samaria, and by the River Jordan and Sea of Tiberias, can rejoin the steamer.
Aye, for the game of creating, my brethren, there is needed a holy
Yea unto life: ITS OWN will, willeth now the spirit; HIS OWN world winneth the world's outcast.
Then I wiped my feet upon the yellow tresses; and as a groan of rage arose from the balcony I spat full upon the holy
And when he passes through a gathering, they greet him as a god with gentle reverence, and he is conspicuous amongst the assembled: such is the holy
gift of the Muses to men.
All India is full of holy
men stammering gospels in strange tongues; shaken and consumed in the fires of their own zeal; dreamers, babblers, and visionaries: as it has been from the beginning and will continue to the end.
But when the torch glanced upon the lofty crest and golden spurs of the knight, who stood without, the hermit, altering probably his original intentions, repressed the rage of his auxiliaries, and, changing his tone to a sort of churlish courtesy, invited the knight to enter his hut, making excuse for his unwillingness to open his lodge after sunset, by alleging the multitude of robbers and outlaws who were abroad, and who gave no honour to Our Lady or St Dunstan, nor to those holy
men who spent life in their service.