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Page 221 - Saturn, quiet as a stone, Still as the silence round about his lair; Forest on forest hung about his head Like cloud on cloud. No stir of air was there, Not so much life as on a summer's day Robs not one light seed from the feather'd grass, But where the dead leaf fell, there did it rest.
Page 1 - If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore ; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown ! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile.
Page 95 - On thy unaltering blaze The half-wrecked mariner, his compass lost, Fixes his steady gaze, And steers, undoubting, to the friendly coast ; And they who stray in perilous wastes, by night, Are glad when thou dost shine to guide their footsteps right.
Page 70 - Heigh-ho ! an it be not four by the day, I'll be hanged : Charles' wain is over the new chimney, and yet our horse not packed.
Page 226 - QUEEN and huntress, chaste and fair, Now the sun is laid to sleep ; Seated in thy silver chair, State in wonted manner keep. Hesperus intreats thy light, Goddess excellently bright ! Earth, let not thy envious shade Dare itself to interpose ; Cynthia's shining orb was made Heaven to clear when day did close ; Bless us then with wished sight, Goddess excellently bright ! Lay thy bow of pearl apart, And thy...
Page 52 - Say by what name men call you ? What city is your home ? And wherefore ride ye in such guise Before the ranks of Rome ?
Page 201 - Etoile qui descends sur la verte colline, Triste larme d'argent du manteau de la Nuit, Toi que regarde au loin le pâtre qui chemine, Tandis que pas à pas son long troupeau le suit, — Etoile, où t'en vas-tu dans cette nuit immense?
Page 201 - Étoile, où t'en vas-tu dans cette nuit immense? Cherches-tu sur la rive un lit dans les roseaux? Ou t'en vas-tu si belle , à l'heure du silence , Tomber comme une perle au sein profond des eaux ? Ah! si tu dois mourir, bel astre, et si ta tête Va dans la vaste mer plonger ses blonds cheveux , Avant de nous quitter, un seul instant arrête; Étoile de l'amour, ne descends pas des cieux ! CHANSON.
Page 172 - By the aid of a telescope any one may behold this in a manner which so distinctly appeals to the senses that all the disputes which have tormented philosophers through so many ages are exploded at once by the irrefragable evidence of our eyes, and we are freed from wordy disputes upon this subject, for the Galaxy is nothing else but a mass of innumerable stars planted together in clusters. Upon whatever part of it you direct the telescope straightway a vast crowd of stars presents itself to view;...