The World and Its Inhabitants, Volume 20

Bradbury, Soden & Company, 1845 - 328 páginas

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Página 107 - All in a hot and copper sky, The bloody Sun, at noon, Right up above the mast did stand, No bigger than the Moon. Day after day, day after day, We stuck, nor breath nor motion; As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean. Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water everywhere Nor any drop to drink.
Página 126 - Thy waters wasted them while they were free, And many a tyrant since, their shores obey The stranger, slave, or savage: their decay Has dried up realms to deserts; not so thou; Unchangeable save to thy wild waves play.
Página 183 - Perceval, and that as it might occasion some great ministerial changes, and might affect Mr. Tucker's political friends, he had come out as fast as he could, to make him acquainted with it, having heard at Truro, that he had passed through that place in the afternoon on his way to Scorrier.
Página 122 - Bristol, and was highly esteemed for his skill in navigation. Sebastian was early instructed in the mathematical knowledge required by a seaman, and, at the age of 17, had made several voyages. In 1495, John Cabot obtained from Henry VII letters patent empowering him and his three sons, Lewis, Sebastian and Sanctius, to discover unknown lands, and conquer and settle them. In consequence of this permission, the king supplied one ship, and the merchants of London and Bristol a few smaller ones, and,...
Página 68 - The spell of stillness reigning there. Yet round this waste of wood and wave, Unheard, unseen, a spirit lives, That, breathing o'er each rock and cave, To all a wild, strange aspect gives. The thunder-riven oak, that flings Its grisly arms athwart the sky, A sudden, startling image brings To the lone traveller's kindled eye The gnarled and braided boughs, that show Their dim forms in the forest shade, Like wrestling serpents seem, and'throw Fantastic horrors through the glade.
Página 125 - ... the flowers and the fruits more especially, — remind and assure us of his unforgetting care, of his condescending sympathy, of his paternal attentions, and of the same affectionate benignity still actuating his mind, which must have influenced it to design and execute such lovely and benevolent productions, that display the minutest thought, most elaborate compositions, and so much personal kindness.
Página 183 - She converses with numberless beings of her own creation, and is transported into ten thousand scenes of her own raising. She is herself the theatre, the actor, and the beholder.
Página 183 - ... to do with him, nor had he ever been in the lobby of the House of Commons in his life. At this moment, Mr.
Página 183 - Brown colour, from a light tawny tint, not deeper than that of the Spaniards and Portuguese, to a deep brown approaching to black. Hair black, more or less curled, and abundant. Head rather narrow; bones of the face large and prominent; nose full and broad towards the apex; mouth large.
Página 69 - A sudden, startling image brings To the lone traveller's kindled eye. The gnarled and braided boughs, that show Their dim forms in the forest shade, Like wrestling serpents seem, and throw Fantastic horrors through the glade. The very echoes round this shore Have caught a strange and gibbering tone ; For they have told the war-whoop o'er, Till the wild chorus is their own.

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