The countries of the world (Google eBook)

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Page 30 - We will return no more;" And all at once they sang, "Our island home Is far beyond the wave; we will no longer roam.
Page 102 - A prospect more rude and craggy is rarely to be met with ; for inland appears nothing but the summits of mountains of a stupendous height, and consisting of rocks that are totally barren and naked, except where they are covered with snow.
Page 99 - ... that with which we are familiar in the west of Ireland and the highlands of Scotland. The mountains are brown and sharp and serrated, the rivers are bright and rapid, and the lakes are deep, and blue, and bosomed among the mountains.
Page 121 - Auckland is only 68, which, says the Aucklander, neither hinders a European from working, nor debilitates his constitution. All good things have been given to this happy land, and when the Maori has melted, here will be the navel of the earth. I know nothing to allege against the assurance. It is a land very happy in its climate ; very happy in its promises. The poor Maori who is now the source of all Auckland poetry, must first melt ; and then, if her coal-fields can be made productive,...
Page 283 - Malacca is situated on the western coast of the peninsula between Singapore and Penang, about 110 miles from the former and 240 from the latter, and consists of a strip of territory about 42 miles in length, and from 8 to 25 miles in breadth, containing an area of 659 square miles. The town, called Malacca, is in 2 10
Page 102 - A view of the surrounding country from the summit of one of the mountains bordering the coast, of from 4,000 to 5,000 feet in elevation, is perhaps one of the most grand and magnificent spectacles it is possible to imagine...
Page 180 - It is so inexpressibly lovely that it makes a man ask himself whether it would not be worth his while to move his household gods to the eastern coast of Australia, in order that he might look at it as long as he can look at anything.
Page 51 - the discoverer of these islands named them the Isles of Solomon, to the end that the Spaniards, supposing them to be those isles whence Solomon fetched gold to adorn the temple at Jerusalem, might be the more desirous to go and inhabit the same.
Page 180 - I know that the task would be hopeless were I to attempt to make others understand the nature of the beauty of Sydney Harbour. I can say that it is lovely, but I cannot paint its loveliness. The sea runs up in various bays or coves, indenting the land all around the city, so as to give a thousand different aspects of the water, and not of water, broad, unbroken, and unrelieved, but of water always with jutting corners of land beyond it, and then again of water and then again of land.
Page 102 - We could only compare the scene around us as far as the eye could reach, north to Milford Haven, south to Dusky Bay, and eastward inland for a distance of sixty miles, to a vast sea of mountains of every possible variety of shape and ruggedntss; the clouds and mist floated far beneath us, and the harbour appeared no more than an insignificant stream.

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