Backsheesh: a woman's wanderings

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The Whitaker & Ray company (incorporated), 1900 - Fiction - 270 pages
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Page 266 - And the bee banquets on through a whole year of flowers ; Where the sun loves to pause With so fond a delay, That the night only draws A thin veil o'er the day ; Where simply to feel that we breathe, that we live, Is worth the best joy that life elsewhere can give.
Page 208 - The sultry breeze of Galilee Creeps through its groves of palm, The olives on the Holy Mount Stand glittering in the calm. '"But 'tis not there that Scotland's heart Shall rest by God's decree, Till the great angel calls the dead To rise from earth and sea!
Page 271 - Story of the Innumerable Company AND OTHER SKETCHES By David Starr Jordan This volume is made up of separate sketches, historical or allegorical, having in some degree a bond of union in the idea of the "higher sacrifice." CONTENTS — The Story of the Innumerable Company — The Story of the Cross — The California of the Padre — The Conquest of Jupiter Pen— The Last of the Puritans — A Knight of the Order of Poets— The Higher Sacrifice— The Bubbles of Saki.
Page 220 - We walked from a landing to the top of a high hill commanding an extensive view of the surrounding country, then went down through a cemetery.
Page 171 - Reach down the lute, and play me A melancholy tune, To rhyme with the dream that has vanished, And the slumbering afternoon. There, drowsing in golden sunlight, Loiters the slow smooth Nile, Through slender papyri, that cover The wary crocodile.
Page 1 - Not in a close and bounded atmosphere Does life put forth its noblest and its best; "Tis from the mountain's top that we look forth, And see how small the world is at our feet. There the free winds...
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Page 204 - In the realms where I revel, no waters are found, And the green garb of Nature is not on the ground; The earth and its produce lies shriveled and dead, Wherever the feet of my coursers may tread. The desert, the desert, right gladsome I rove, Its hot arid face is the sight that I love, While the sun in his strength above me doth glow, And the earth like red ashes is burning below.

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