1 Nature in one of her beneficent moods has ordained that even death has some antidote to its own terrors.
2 Leonardus Camillus had seen a white stone taken from the brain of a newly killed toad, that was a certain antidote against poison.
3 To Sergey Ivanovitch the country meant on one hand rest from work, on the other a valuable antidote to the corrupt influences of town, which he took with satisfaction and a sense of its utility.
4 From certain cloistered old authors I have gathered that this same sea-unicorn's horn was in ancient days regarded as the great antidote against poison, and as such, preparations of it brought immense prices.
5 To-day, there are brand-new, wide streets, arenas, circuses, hippodromes, railway stations, and a prison, Mazas, there; progress, as the reader sees, with its antidote.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—TO WIT, THE PLAN OF PARIS IN 1727