And last, my Polyneices, unto thee I paid due rites, and this my recompense!
His marriage rites Are consummated in the halls of Death: A witness that of ills whate'er befall Mortals' unwisdom is the worst of all.
Their honesty is immaculate, and their purity of purpose, and their observance of the rites of their religion, are most uniform and remarkable.
These have become blended with their own wild rites, and present a strange medley; civilized and barbarous.
Some hundred black devils have I accounted for during nearly a year of the rites
They practise no rites
of worship, though they believe that in the regions above there dwells a Being that governs the world: whether by this Being they mean the sun or the sky is not known; or, indeed, whether they have not some conception of the God that created them.
From this primitive function has arisen, unquestionably, all the forms and ceremonials of modern church and state, for through all the countless ages, back beyond the uttermost ramparts of a dawning humanity our fierce, hairy forebears danced out the rites
of the Dum-Dum to the sound of their earthen drums, beneath the bright light of a tropical moon in the depth of a mighty jungle which stands unchanged today as it stood on that long forgotten night in the dim, unthinkable vistas of the long dead past when our first shaggy ancestor swung from a swaying bough and dropped lightly upon the soft turf of the first meeting place.
Not, of course, the fear of war itself, which, in the evolution of sentiments and ideas, has come to be regarded at last as a half-mystic and glorious ceremony with certain fashionable rites
and preliminary incantations, wherein the conception of its true nature has been lost.
With its jagged outline it is like a Monseratt of the Pacific, and you may imagine that there Polynesian knights guard with strange rites
mysteries unholy for men to know.
Gamut, who had been a close observer of rites
he deemed so heathenish, now bent his head over the shoulder of the unconscious father, whispering:
And I myself will teach my rites
, that hereafter you may reverently perform them and so win the favour of my heart.'
It serves thy turn to laud great Theseus' name, And Athens as a wisely governed State; Yet in thy flatteries one thing is to seek: If any land knows how to pay the gods Their proper rites
, 'tis Athens most of all.