By Benjamin Disraeli
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Thy fellow-men speak of thee only with praise or fear, and both are cheering. Thou hast quitted our antique ark; why, no matter. We'll not discuss it. 'Tis something; if a stranger, at least thou art not a renegade. The world goes well with thee, my Lord Honain. ' 'I pray your pardon, sir; I thought you were Jabaster's pupil, a dreaming student. ' 'Listen to me, Alroy,' said Honain in a low voice, and he placed his arm around him, 'I am your friend. Our acquaintance is very brief: no matter, I love you; I rescued you in injury, I tended you in sickness, even now your life is in my power, I would protect it with my own.
O life! once vainly deemed a gloomy toil, I feel thy sweetness now! Farewell, O life, farewell my high resolves and proud conviction of almighty fame. My days, my short unprofitable days, melt into the past; and death, with which I struggle, horrible death, arrests me in this wilderness. O my sister, could thy voice but murmur in my ear one single sigh of love; could thine eye with its soft radiance but an instant blend with my dim fading vision, the pang were nothing. Farewell, Miriam! my heart is with thee by thy fountain's side.
Splendour, and power, and luxury, and beauty were arrayed before them in their most captivating forms, and the heart of Alroy responded to their magnificence. ' said the Prince of the Captivity. 'Very different from Hamadan,' said the physician of the Caliph. 'To-day I have seen wonders,' said Alroy. 'The world is opening to you,' said Honain. ' 'The Princess Schirene,' replied Honain, 'the favourite daughter of the Caliph. ' The moonlight fell upon the figure of Alroy lying on a couch; his face was hidden by his arm.
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