The Crimea and Transcaucasia: Being the Narrative of a Journey in the Kouban, in Gouria, Georgia, Armenia, Ossety, Imeritia, Swannety, and Mingrelia, and in the Tauric Range, Volume 1
H.S. King & Company, 1876 - 297 páginas
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The Crimea and Transcaucasia: Being the Narrative of a Journey in ..., Volume 2
John Buchan Telfer
Visualização integral - 1876
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Página 39 - Came thro' the jaws of Death, Back from the mouth of Hell, All that was left of them, Left of six hundred. When can their glory fade ? O the wild charge they made ! All the world wonder'd.
Página 91 - When lo ! we reach'd old Ocean's utmost bounds, Where rocks control his waves with ever-during mounds. There in a lonely land, and gloomy cells, The dusky nation of Cimmeria dwells; The sun ne'er views th' uncomfortable seats, When radiant he advances or retreats: Unhappy race!
Página 200 - And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
Página 14 - The few, so cleans'd, to these abodes repair, And breathe, in ample fields, the soft Elysian air. Then are they happy, when by length of time The scurf is worn away of each committed crime; No speck is left of their habitual stains, But the pure ether of the soul remains.
Página 35 - Within a long recess a bay there lies, Edged round with cliffs high pointing to the skies ; The jutting shores that swell on either side Contract its mouth, and break the rushing tide. Our eager sailors seize the fair retreat...
Página 197 - Timur was beaten in the first engagement through those 50 mailed elephants, but on the following day Timur took many camels and loaded them with dry grass placing them in front of the elephants. When the battle began, he caused the grass to be set on fire and when the elephants saw the burning straw upon the camels, they...
Página 123 - Hence rise the branching beech, and vocal oak, • Where Jove of old oraculously spoke. Some from the root a rising wood disclose : Thus elms, and thus the savage cherry grows ; Thus the green bay, that binds the poet's brows, * Shoots, and is shelter'd by the mother's boughs.
Página 36 - Balk'd of his prey, the yelling monster flies, And fills the city with his hideous cries; A ghastly band of giants hear the roar, And pouring down the mountains, crowd the shore. Fragments they rend from off the craggy brow, And dash the ruins on the ships below: The crackling- vessels burst; hoarse groans arise, And mingled horrors echo to the skies: The men, like fish, they stuck upon the flood, And cramm'd their filthy throats with human food.