And here let those Who boast in mortal things, and wondring tell Of BABEL, and the works of MEMPHIAN Kings, Learn how thir greatest Monuments of Fame, And Strength
and Art are easily outdone By Spirits reprobate, and in an hour What in an age they with incessant toyle And hands innumerable scarce perform Nigh on the Plain in many cells prepar'd, That underneath had veins of liquid fire Sluc'd from the Lake, a second multitude With wondrous Art founded the massie Ore, Severing each kinde, and scum'd the Bullion dross: A third as soon had form'd within the ground A various mould, and from the boyling cells By strange conveyance fill'd each hollow nook, As in an Organ from one blast of wind To many a row of Pipes the sound-board breaths.
Her colonies in our vicinity will be likely to continue too much disproportioned in strength
to be able to give us any dangerous annoyance.
The North is generally the region of strength
, and many local circumstances render it probable that the most Northern of the proposed confederacies would, at a period not very distant, be unquestionably more formidable than any of the others.
I had vague perceptions of space traversed, of the rolling of a carriage, of a horrible dream in which my strength
had become exhausted; but all this was so dark and so indistinct in my mind that these events seemed to belong to another life than mine, and yet mixed with mine in fantastic duality.
In a few hours my strength
will be utterly exhausted; besides, perhaps I have not been missed at the fortress.
With this loss of substance and exhaustion of strength
, the homes of the people will be stripped bare, and three-tenths of their income will be dissipated; while government expenses for broken chariots, worn-out horses, breast-plates and helmets, bows and arrows, spears and shields, protective mantles, draught-oxen and heavy wagons, will amount to four-tenths of its total revenue.
cried D'Artagnan, "I know but one man capable of such a feat of strength
Suppose the monster to be of incalculable size and of a strength
quite abnormal--a veritable incarnation of animal strength
Do that likewise,' said the giant, 'if you have strength
The priest, on his knees, for he had not the strength
to stand erect, was not even fastened to the stake, his weakness rendering that precaution superfluous.
Pain, anguish, and suffering in human life are always in proportion to the strength
with which a man is endowed.
And all you have of hope and strength
merely weighs you down and torments you with regret.