Narrative of a voyage to the Ethiopic and south Atlantic ocean, Indian ocean, Chinese sea, north and south Pacific ocean, in ... 1829,1830,1831 (Google eBook)

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Page 215 - Thou glorious mirror, where the Almighty's form Glasses itself in tempests; in all time, Calm or convulsed, in breeze, or gale, or storm, Icing the pole, or in the torrid clime Dark heaving; boundless, endless, and sublime ; The image of eternity; the throne Of the Invisible ; even from out thy
Page 163 - round the bellied sail. And frighted waves rush wildly back Before the broadside's reeling rack. The dying wanderer of the sea Shall look, at once, to heaven and thce; And smile to see thy splendours fly In triumph o'er his closing eye. Flag of the free heart's
Page 122 - It ate the food it ne'er had eat, And round and round it flew ; The ice did split with a thunder-fit, The helmsman steered us through! And a good south wind sprang up behind; The albatross did follow,
Page 122 - hellish thing. And it would work 'em wo ; For all averred I had killed the bird That made the breeze to blow; 'Ah, wretch !' said they, ' the bird to slay That made the breeze to blow !'
Page 121 - It cracked and growled, and roared and howled, Like noises in a swound ! At length did cross an albatross ; Through the fog it came ; As if it had been a Christian soul, Wo
Page 164 - And smile to see thy splendours fly In triumph o'er his closing eye. Flag of the free heart's only home ! By angel hands to valour given, Thy stars have lit the welkin dome, And all thy lines were born in heaven
Page 164 - were born in heaven ! For ever float that standard sheet! Where breathes the foe that stands before us, With freedom's soil beneath our feet, And freedom's banner streaming o'er us !
Page 122 - and on the left Went down into the sea. And the good south wind still blew behind, But no sweet bird did follow, Nor any day, for food or play, Came to the mariner's
Page 227 - *—Badger's Weekly Messenger. HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF BRITISH INDIA. From the most remote period to the present time. By several popular Authors. In 3 vols. With a Map, and many Engravings on Wood. "The history of British India is uncommonly interesting....The .whole work bears the impress of impartiality, fidelity, research, and
Page 214 - thou deep and dark blue ocean, roll! Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain; Man marks the earth with ruin—his control Stops with the shore, Upon the watery plain. The wrecks are all thy deed, nor doth remain A shadow of man's ravage, save his own, When, for a moment, like a drop of rain, He sinks into thy depths with bubbling groan? Without a grave, uuknelled,

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