The Prison of Weltevreden: And a Glance at the East Indian Archipelago

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J. C. Riker, 1855 - Djakarta. Prison - 495 pages
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Page 470 - Incline your ear, and come unto me : hear, and your soul shall live ; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.
Page 470 - And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.
Page 399 - ... sign that his heart felt strong to the last ; and with profound emotion I parted with Wongso. A solemn roll of the drum ; and harsh voices of command, roused up the prison at sunrise. A guard entered the court ; the sergeants delivered up their charge ; and I saw one wipe his eyes, with his sleeve, as he turned away from the man, whose moments were counted. The turnkey afforded me an opportunity to see through the grating, that overlooked the field of death. Long lines of troops were formed into...
Page 25 - We rambled hand in hand to gather wild grapes and the muscadine, then we would rest beneath the dense shade, and at the foot of some great tree, and talk of our boyish and girlish fancies; and then without any thought as to mutual tastes, character, or fitness, or any thing that had to do with the future — but listening only to the music of our young voices, to the alluring notes of surrounding nature, and having only our young faces to admire — we loved; and long ere I was a man, we were married.
Page 69 - On Christmas eve, we were sailing with a gentle wind over a smooth sea. We were nearing thick masses of land-clouds, when there came a faint aroma of sweet woody scents, wafted on the breeze ; as we sped through the yielding vapory banks, the fragrant air came strong and pleasurable, like distant strains of song ; then the retreating clouds presented to our gaze a dark blue peak, piercing the skyey blue above ; the wood, and blossom, and gum-scented breeze came stronger and more thrilling, rivalling...
Page 398 - ... the man whom he was guarding unto his death in this world might be raised up unto eternal life in another and a better one. Wongso wept, as the sergeant wept ; he continued to weep; he thought not of his soon being raised on a gallows for his crimes, but of One who had been raised up ignominiously for what such as he had done. It was a terrible scene, the agitation, the weeping of that murderer. But he was becoming calmer ; was his animal nerve giving way ? was this a reaction of mental excitement'!...
Page 183 - They were, he added, accursed of Allah, companions of djins on earth, fit only to be beasts of burden; the Malays sometimes hunted them In pits and tree-tops, and made slaves of them!
Page 31 - I soon learned that an adventurous spirit, and ambitious hopes, and all lack of training to any labor of the head or hands, were but poor stock in trade among the busy marts of men ; and I soon felt that what had made me feel so rich among the forests, would in the city keep mo very poor.
Page 206 - ... skill, in whose words and knowledge I have great confidence. He will speak of the great land from whence I come ; of the wealth and power of America, and of the friendly dispositions of the American people towards his Highness of Jambee. He will inform my lord Sultan of my wish to visit the Kraton at Jambee, that I may present some gifts, and sentiments of friendship to his Highness. Therefore my lord Sultan will be pleased to give orders to his officers, that the bearer of this may be allowed...
Page 68 - ... three miles north of Keswick Lake, four miles long and one mile at its greatest breadth, beautiful scenery ; Blea Tarn* ; Bray Tarn ; Burnmoor Tarn, among wild mountains, near Mitre Dale, of 250 acres ; Butter Mere, about one mile south of Crummock, from which it is separated by a luxuriant valley, is about one mile and a half long and half a mile broad, and into it numerous torrents pour down from the mountains, one of the cataracts falling between 400 or 500 yards ; Crummock Water, expands...

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