Malte-Brun ("New Annals
of Travels, Geography, History, and Archaeology, by M.
In the story of the Boy and the Mantle even a mature reader may be surprised with a glow of virtuous pleasure at the triumph of the gentle Venelas; and indeed all the postulates of elfin annals
,--that the fairies do not like to be named; that their gifts are capricious and not to be trusted; that who seeks a treasure must not speak; and the like,--I find true in Concord, however they might be in Cornwall or Bretagne.
They accomplished a revolution which has no parallel in the annals
of human society.
Renowned Jerusalem itself, the stateliest name in history, has lost all its ancient grandeur, and is become a pauper village; the riches of Solomon are no longer there to compel the admiration of visiting Oriental queens; the wonderful temple which was the pride and the glory of Israel, is gone, and the Ottoman crescent is lifted above the spot where, on that most memorable day in the annals
of the world, they reared the Holy Cross.
Millions of men perpetrated against one another such innumerable crimes, frauds, treacheries, thefts, forgeries, issues of false money, burglaries, incendiarisms, and murders as in whole centuries are not recorded in the annals
of all the law courts of the world, but which those who committed them did not at the time regard as being crimes.
This one of President Barbicane, unique in the annals
of gunnery, might well cost five thousand times more.
During the year 186-, the whole world was greatly excited by a scientific experiment unprecedented in the annals
tell us," continued the Captain of Castle William, "that the curse of the people followed this Randolph where he went, and wrought evil in all the subsequent events of his life, and that its effect was seen likewise in the manner of his death.
The most solemn student of these annals
cannot affirm that he has cut through many doors in our company, since
That a man on the very night of joining the lodge should have done something which brought him before the magistrate was a new record in the annals
of the society.
Blackstone, the first settler of the peninsula; that half mythological personage who rides through our early annals
, seated on the back of a bull.
But, in fact, an instance of similar barbarity is to be found nearer home, and occurs in the annals
of Queen Mary's time, containing so many other examples of atrocity.