Travels in the United States of America and Canada: Containing Some Account of Their Scientific Institutions, and a Few Notices of the Geology and Mineralogy of Those Countries. To which is Added, an Essay on the Natural Boundaries of Empires

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1833 - 455 sivua
 

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Sivu 100 - AT summer eve, when Heaven's ethereal bow Spans with bright arch the glittering hills below. Why to yon mountain turns the musing eye, "Whose sunbright summit mingles with the sky ? Why do those cliffs of shadowy tint appear More sweet than all the landscape smiling near ?— 'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, And robes the mountain in its azure hue.
Sivu 405 - But where to find that happiest spot below Who can direct, when all pretend to know ? The shuddering tenant of the frigid zone Boldly proclaims that happiest spot his own ; Extols the treasures of his stormy seas, And his long nights of revelry and ease : The naked Negro, panting at the line, Boasts of his golden sands and palmy wine, Basks in the glare, or stems the tepid wave, And thanks his gods for all the good they gave.
Sivu 428 - Some natural tears he dropped, but wiped them soon ; The world was all before him, where to choose His place of rest, and Providence his guide.3 80.
Sivu 304 - Delightful Wyoming ! beneath thy skies, The happy shepherd swains had nought to do, But feed their flocks on green declivities, Or skim perchance thy lake with light canoe, From morn, till evening's sweeter pastime grew...
Sivu 415 - An Emperor tramples where an Emperor knelt ; Kingdoms are shrunk to provinces, and chains Clank over sceptred cities ; nations melt From power's high pinnacle, when they have felt The sunshine for a while, and downward go Like lauwine loosen'd from the mountain's belt ; Oh for one hour of blind old Dandolo ! Th' octogenarian chief, Byzantium's conquering foe.
Sivu 337 - Pisone consulibus regni cupiditate inductus coniurationem nobilitatis fecit et civitati persuasit, ut de finibus suis cum omnibus copiis exirent : perfacile esse , cum virtute omnibus praestarent, totius Galliae imperio potiri. Id hoc facilius eis persuasit, quod undique loci natura Helvetii continentur : una ex...
Sivu 386 - Sinai to the entire country, 23,000 square miles in area, bounded on the north by the Mediterranean; on the south by the Red Sea; on the west by the Canal and the Gulf of Suez; and on the east by the Gulf of Aqaba and the...
Sivu 395 - This demarcation was a line drawn from the North to the South * Pole, at a distance of one hundred leagues west of the Azores and Cape Verde islands.
Sivu 273 - America, the forest was entirely destroyed, and only the blackened stumps of the trees remain. The conflagration extended over several square miles, and the sight of the forest in flames was described, by those who saw it from the neighboring hills, as a most sublime spectacle. The cedar stumps are almost indestructible by age, and the land is therefore of little value. A short distance to the right is Rattlesnake Hill, a bold eminence which rises perpendicularly from the plain, and presents a striking...
Sivu 234 - On many plantations they work from sunrise to sunset, with the exception of two hours in the middle of the day.

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