History and Present Condition of the Barbary States: Comprehending a View of Their Civil Institutions, Antiquities, Arts, Religion, Literature, Commerce, Agriculture, and Natural Productions (Google eBook)

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Oliver & Boyd, 1835 - Africa, North - 456 pages
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Page 30 - Within a long recess there lies a bay : An island shades it from the rolling sea, And forms a port secure for ships to ride : Broke by the jutting land on either side, In double streams the briny waters glide, Betwixt two rows of rocks : a sylvan scene Appears above, and groves for ever green : A grot is form'd beneath, with mossy seats, To rest the Nereids, and exclude the heats.
Page 328 - ... hundred and forty transports with eight thousand men, perished ; and such of the unhappy crews as escaped the fury of the sea were murdered without mercy by the Arabs as soon as they reached land. The emperor stood in silent anguish and astonishment beholding this fatal event, which at once blasted all his hopes of success, and buried in the depths the vast stores which he had provided, as well for annoying the enemy as for subsisting his own troops.
Page 287 - If she is to be married to a man who has discharged, despatched, or lost a former wife, the shackles which the former wife wore, are put upon the new bride's limbs: and she is fed, until they are filled up to the proper thickness.
Page 337 - ... and afterwards dismissed. In consequence of this outrage, Commodore Keppel was sent with seven ships of war to demand satisfaction, as well as to compromise certain differences which had arisen on account of arrears claimed of the English by the Dey of Algiers. The Mussulman frankly owned that the money having been divided among the captors could not possibly be refunded. The commodore returned to Gibraltar; and in the sequel, an Algerine ambassador arrived in London with some presents of...
Page 24 - The mark of sovereign power, his magic wand ; With this he draws the ghosts from hollow graves ; "With this he drives them down the Stygian waves ; With this he seals in sleep the wakeful sight, And eyes, though closed in death, restores to light. Thus arm'd, the god begins his airy race, And drives the racking clouds along the liquid space...
Page 301 - In the beginning of the sixteenth century, the second capital of the West was represented by a mosque, a college without students, twentyfive or thirty shops, and the huts of five hundred peasants, who, in their abject poverty, displayed the arrogance of the Punic senators. Even that paltry village was swept away by the Spaniards whom Charles the fifth had stationed in the fortress of the Goletta.
Page 114 - Romans and their allies, who perished by the climate, their mutual quarrels, and the rage of the barbarians. When Procopius first landed, he admired the populousness of the cities and country, strenuously exercised in the labours of commerce and agriculture. In less than twenty years that busy scene was converted into a silent solitude...
Page 77 - ... surpassed by those of modern Europe since the discovery of America, and of the passage to the East by the Cape of Good Hope.* It...
Page 24 - Is beaten by the winds with foggy vapours bound. Snows hide his shoulders : from beneath his chin, The founts of rolling streams their race begin : A beard of ice on his large breast depends.
Page 439 - Salam alec, ere he shall have answered Alec salam, he will be far off, and nearly out of sight, for his swiftness is like the wind.

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