Illustrations of the Scenery of Killarney and the Surrounding Country

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, 1812 - 293 стор.
 

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Сторінка 50 - Admit it partially, and half exclude, And half reveal its graces : in this path How long soe'er the wanderer roves, each step Shall wake fresh beauties ; each short point present A different picture, new, and yet the same.
Сторінка 183 - Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude ; Where, with her best nurse, Contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. He that has light within his own clear breast, May sit i...
Сторінка 84 - The pilgrim oft At dead of night, 'mid his orison, hears Aghast the voice of time ; disparting towers Tumbling all precipitate down dashed, Rattling around, loud thundering to the moon.
Сторінка 170 - Kilda's * shore, whose lonely race Resign the setting sun to Indian worlds, The royal eagle draws his vigorous young, Strong-pounced, and ardent with paternal fire. Now fit to raise a kingdom of their own, He drives them from his fort, the towering seat, For ages, of his empire ; which, in peace, Unstain'd he holds, while many a league to sea He wings his course, and preys in distant isles.
Сторінка 112 - It was a chosen plott of fertile land, Emongst wide waves sett, like a little nest, As if it had by Natures cunning hand Bene choycely picked out from all the rest, And laid forth for ensample of the best...
Сторінка 5 - Shade, unperceived, so softening into shade ; And all so forming an harmonious whole, That, as they still succeed, they ravish still.
Сторінка 18 - With mazy error under pendent shades Ran nectar, visiting each plant, and fed Flowers worthy of Paradise, which not nice Art In beds and curious knots, but Nature boon Poured forth profuse on hill, and dale, and plain, Both where the morning sun first warmly smote The open field, and where the unpierced shade Imbrowned the noontide bowers. Thus was this place, A happy rural seat of various view...
Сторінка 183 - Or gleam in lengthened vista through the trees, You silent steal; or sit beneath the shade Of solemn oaks, that tuft the swelling mounts Thrown graceful round by Nature's careless hand...
Сторінка 54 - ... idea of it by describing it as displaying the mountains in a transparent state, and suffused with a lively purple hue. Varying, however, from the aerial aspect of distant mountains, all the objects upon them, rocks, woods, and even houses, are distinctly visible, more so, indeed, than at noon day ; whilst, at the same time, their forms appear so unsubstantial, so ethereal, that one might almost fancy it possible to pass through them without resistance. I happened to be alone when I first witnessed...
Сторінка 95 - When we had received our boats, each of which was capable of containing one hundred and twenty men, I ordered one of them to be rowed about the water, in order to find out the most convenient place for landing upon the enemy ; which they perceiving thought fit, by a timely submission, to prevent the danger that threatened them ; and having expressed their desires to that purpose, commissioners were appointed on both sides to treat.

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