Scenes of Wonder in many lands: being descriptions of remarkable rapids, cascades, waterfalls, natural bridges, etc. [By J. W.]

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Page 23 - ... blood. There is certainly no form of wretchedness, among those to which the chequered life of a voyageur is exposed, at once so great and so humiliating, as the torture inflicted by these puny blood-suckers. To avoid them is impossible ; and as for defending himself, though for a time he may go on crushing by thousands, he cannot long maintain the unequal conflict ; so that at last, subdued by pain and fatigue, he throws himself in despair with his face to the earth, and, half suffocated in his...
Page 55 - ... in shape curving over the rock, like the tail of a white horse streaming in the wind, such as it might be conceived would be that of the ' pale horse ' on which Death is mounted in the Apocalypse.
Page 40 - Hail golden city Hierapolis ! the spot to be preferred before any in wide Asia, revered for the rills of the nymphs, adorned with splendour!
Page 109 - When the motion stopped, she found herself jammed in on all sides, with her head downwards, much bruised, and in extreme pain. She supposed she was buried alive at a great depth; with much difficulty she disengaged her right hand, and wiped the blood from her eyes. Presently she heard the...
Page 127 - Where is the land which has neither arms, money, law, pbysic, politics, nor taxes ? That land is St. Kilda. War may rage all around, provided it be not with America, but the storm reaches it not. Neither Times...
Page 127 - George, is satisfied without enquiring whether George is the first or the fourth of his name. Well may the pampered native of the happy Hirta refuse to change his situation. His slumbers are late, his labours are light, and his occupation is his amusement, since his sea fowl constitute, at once, his food, his luxury, his game, his wealth, and his bed of down.
Page 111 - With the rocks torrents of mud came down, acting as rollers ; but they took a different direction when in the valley, the mud following the slope of the ground towards the lake of Lowertz, while the rocks, preserving a straight course, glanced across the valley towards the Righi.
Page 108 - At two o'clock in the afternoon, on the 2d of September, a large rock became loose, and in falling raised a cloud of black dust. Toward the lower part of the mountain, the ground seemed pressed down from above ; and when a stick or a spade was driven in, it moved of itself. A man who had been digging...
Page 109 - ... into his house again, saying he had time to fill another pipe. The young man, continuing to fly, was thrown down several times, and escaped with difficulty ; looking back, he saw the house carried off all at once.
Page 128 - His slumbers are late, bis labours are light, and his occupation is his amusement, since his sea-fowl constitute at once his food, his luxury, his game, his wealth, and his bed of down. Government he has not, law he feels not, physic he wants not, money he sees not, and war he hears not.

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