What use were wealth? And we all yearn for kisses and we all seek them; it is idle to struggle against this passion. A pretty little Servian folk-song treats of a young girl who swore too hastily. Yestreen swore a maiden fair, Ne'er again I'll Convicted Felons - Past & Present a garland, Ne'er again I'll Kisses Of Fire - Various - Area The Secret Volume 3 a garland, Wine again I'll never drink, Never more I'll kiss a laddie.
It is through kisses that a knowledge of life and happiness first comes to us. Runeberg says that the angels rejoice over the first kiss exchanged by lovers. The evening star was sitting beside a silver cloud, A maid from out a twilight grove addressed this star aloud, "Come, tell me, star of evening, what angels think in heaven When by a youth and maiden the first sweet kiss is given?
Only death weeps over the brief duration of human happiness, weeps because the bliss of the kiss endures not for ever. And likewise, even after death, lovers kiss. Jannakos and Helena, his plighted bride, die before their wedding day. They die in a kiss and are Kisses Of Fire - Various - Area The Secret Volume 3 together; but over their grave grew a cypress and an orange tree, and the latter stretched forth its branches on high and kissed the cypress.
The happiest man is the man who has the kiss. To one she has given the cup out of which she was wont to drink; the second she has garlanded with flowers that she herself has worn; to the third she has given a kiss.
Borokos is called on as judge to decide as to which has enjoyed the highest favour, and he unhesitatingly decides the dispute in favour of the last. A Hungarian ballad runs thus:. As the hart holds dear the fountain, And the bee the honied flow'rets, So the noble grape I cherish; After this songs melting, tender, Kisses, too, of lips of crimson, As thine own, O Cenzi mine.
And my heart no more is longing After purple, after gew-gaws, After what the others long for. Happy am I in the clinking Of the goblet Connollys - Pat King - Ceol Na Feiseanna with rich wine; Happier still amidst sweet singing; But my happiness were greatest, Dared I press my kisses on a Mouth, and that mouth only thine. Proudly cried a golden orange On the breezy shore: " Certainly nowhere happiness Is found to equal mine.
Then said the breezy meadow, As yet untouched by scythe: " Too conceited, little apple, That speech of thine, meseems, For happiness such as I've found, Its like cannot be seen.
Then spake a lovely maiden, Unsullied by a kiss: " Thou pratest folly, grass-plot, Instead of sooth, I ween, For happiness such as I've found Its like cannot be seen.
But a handsome lad made answer To every speech they made; " You're mad, all mad, to utter Such words as I've just heard, For no one in the universe Can be so blest as I. Apple, from thy apple tree To-day I'll shake thee down. Grass-plot, I'll mow thee level With my scythe-strokes to-day. Maiden, as yet unsullied, To-day I'll kiss thy lips. In Spain the lover wishes he were the water-cooler so that he might kiss his darling's lips when she is drinking:.
The Greeks say that the kiss is "the key to Paradise"; yea, it is Paradise itself, declares Wergeland:. Nay, bride, thine embrace more than heav'n I prize; Oh, kiss me once more that to heav'n I rise.
The kiss is a preservation against every ill. The Persians, too, had the same idea. The jovial Hafiz Ailing Grace - Vitium - Oxygen Planet that "sour wisdom added to old age and virtue" has laid waste his strength, but a remedy is to be found for these:.
And if a kiss is no good, then nought avails. In another passage the same bard says, that were he suddenly on some occasion to feel himself tormented by agony and unrest, no one is to give him bitter medicine—for such he detests—but:. In the case of lovers a kiss is everything; that is the reason why a man stakes his all for a kiss. In Enthousiasme Aarestrup says:. Ha, you're blushing! What red roses Deck your lips!
A man were fain to, If a chasm yawned before him, Straightway peril life to gain you. From beyond the high green mountains Lamentations fraught with sadness Issue, soft as from a girl's voice.
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Then the fair maid called unto him: " Doughty youth, come here and help me; I'll be to you as a sister. But the youth straightway made answer: " In my home I have a sister. Quickly kissed he then the maiden Ere he loosed her from her fetters, Then went homeward with his bride. Thus runs a Servian ballad, and innumerable analogues to it are to be found in the folk-lore of other countries, in ballads as well as tales.
It is, you know, for a kiss from the princess's lovely mouth that the swine-herd sells his wonderful pan. But women are aware, too, of the witchery that dwells on their lips, and the power that lies in their kiss. The king's head is reposing on her bosom; but, suddenly, a violent tremor thrills him, he hears the Viking shouts which reach him from above, he starts from his dream of love and groans and sighs:. Our peasant girls in Denmark know this, too, right well. Show details. Ships from and sold by Amazon.
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Yeah, that's what Taylor is facing. At least with Sacha, he had some forewarning, though it was still morbid knowing he can't die Kisses Of Fire - Various - Area The Secret Volume 3 a certain day, when he will definitely die. No wonder he was a bit of a basket case to begin with. Once Taylor and Sacha realised how involved they were with everything, and that they could work together to stop the end of the world, I felt like they matured a lot, and really came into their own, in terms of their abilities.
I'm seriously invested in this book, and series, and just wish I had book two in my hands. Kisses Of Fire - Various - Area The Secret Volume 3 acknowledgements from both authors at the end of the book were so sweet, and I love that the idea of co-authoring the book came over a cup of coffee.
I can't wait to see more of Taylor and Sacha's story, and would say everyone should just drop everything, and get this book ASAP - you will not be disappointed! Sep 01, Fafa's Book Corner rated it did not like it.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Sadly I was mistaken.
The book is written in third person and begins with Sacha's point of view. He has just angered Antoine whom he made a bet with. Sacha lost a bet and now he has to jump off an incredibly high building. Antoine is pretty happy to be rid off Sacha and does not care whether or not he dies during the fall.
Sacha much to Antione's surprise isn't scared. Instead he makes another bet. If Sacha survive's the fall Antoine will give him back his phone, forgive all his debts and give him euros for all the trouble. Antoine agrees because he strongly believes that Sacha will die. Once Sacha jumps readers find out that Antoine never made Sacha jump, Sacha was the one who suggested it.
Antoine had given him other options but instead Sacha chose to die. Antoine agreed just to see what would happen. He didn't think Sacha meant it seriously. As Antoine is about to open the door Sacha opens it from the other side. Antoine is in absolute shock to find Sacha alive. Sacha asks for his phone and money so that he can head on home. Antoine does as he is told. The chapter ends with Antoine acknowledging that there is something very wrong with Sacha.
Sacha's attitude really annoyed me! Even if someone can survive everything that doesn't even that they should start showing off. This was the reason I chose not to continue. I don't want to read about a main character who is lazy and arrogant. The kind of people I went to high school with and avoided. Overall this wasn't a good book in my opinion. I can't bring myself to recommend it. View all 6 comments. Mar 05, Cora Tea Party Princess rated it really liked it.
At the beginning I was a little sceptical of this book. But I soon couldn't put it down. It's a fast paced ride so you'd better hold on tight. I didn't get on super well with the main characters, but I did like how the story had this focus on the relationships that there characters had and how they were all fracturing and changing.
Saying that, there was very little romance in this book. That was something that made it very refreshing. No insta-love, no love-triangles I hope it continues this way. I loved the ties back to medieval witch hunts, and historic views on magic and science and the development of different theories. And I also loved how this book was not afraid of technology and most definitely being set in the now.
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You're on your toes all the time. And now I have to wait goodness knows how long for book two : I received a copy Robin Trower - The Steel Album this for free from Atomics for review purposes.
But the main flaw in the book it's that it never turns exciting. There's very little action and it doesn't even take much weight in the story. It has a good plot but its ejecution could've been a lot better. Feb 24, Where Do You Think Youre Going?
- Dire Straits - Communiqué rated it really liked it Shelves: owned-books. This first installment was as good as I hoped it would be. It's about "magic", curses, family drama, demons, etc. Like, MORE. Jun 06, Alex rated it it was amazing. Great book.
Definitelly one of my favourites. Aug 20, Amy Plum added it. British Taylor and French Sacha are two teenagers who might possess the power to unravel a thirteen-generation curse. But if they don't, one will die. A mesmerizing page-turner with a deliciously international flavor and horrifyingly chilling stakes.
View 1 comment. Jan 07, Holly Bourne rated it it was amazing. Brilliant premise, stunning world-building, killer characters and dialogue. You need to get excited about this book. It's like a book version of the really good episodes of Buffy. His cheeks were ridiculous. The Secret Fireby C. Daugherty, is the first installment in The Alchemist Chronicles. It was an admirable fantasy attempt that was a bit light in character and plot developments.
Perhaps it is because The Secret Fire was originally written in French, and meanings tend to be lost in translation despite being translated by Ms. Daugherty, herselfbut I thought the main characters lack qualities of authenticity and believability.
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It was his minions—the Bringers—that provided the main conflict. I understand this is a series, but I still felt that this was a critical piece missing. Thank you, especially to the author and publisher, for kindly giving me an opportunity to review this.
I definitely like Sacha and Louisa. I'm not sure about Taylor though. She was really insecure about herself. I somehow feel empty after finishing this story. But it was a good read. And I did like the idea behind the story. Let's see where this series will take me. My review can originally be found on Heart Full of Books I really liked both perspectives.
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