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Page 260 - When first on this delightful land he spreads His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and flower, Glistering with dew; fragrant the fertile earth After soft showers; and sweet the coming on Of grateful evening
Page 417 - He who ascends to mountain-tops, shall find The loftiest peaks most wrapt in clouds and snow ; He who surpasses or subdues mankind, Must look down on the hate of those below. Though high above the sun of glory glow, And far beneath the earth and ocean spread, Round him are icy rocks, and loudly blow Contending tempests on his naked head, And thus reward the toils which to those summits led.
Page 298 - Which an earthquake rocks and swings, An eagle alit one moment may sit In the light of its golden wings. And when sunset may breathe, from the lit...
Page 317 - It is to be hoped, therefore, that a few words about the mountain itself may not be without interest to some of the readers of the present volume.
Page 175 - Observations made in Savoy, in order to ascertain the height -of mountains by means of the barometer, being an examination of M. De Luc's rules delivered in his Recherches sur les Modifications de P Atmosphere," 1777. — "Comparison between his and colonel Roy's rules for the measurement of heights with the barometer,1' 1778. — " On the temperature of boiling waters,'' 1778, — " An account of the equatorial instrument,
Page 298 - The sanguine Sunrise, with his meteor eyes, And his burning plumes outspread, Leaps on the back of my sailing rack, When the morning star shines dead...
Page 24 - I was counting the 25oth step, when we at last reached the little line I had been so long watching, and it even then required a glance back at the long line of steps behind to convince me that we had in fact made any progress. The action of resting one's whole weight on one leg for about a minute, and then slowly transferring it to the other, becomes wearisome when protracted for hours. Still the excitement and interest made the time pass quickly.
Page 322 - You gentlemen of England who live at home at ease, how little do you think upon " the dangers of this infernal hunting.
Page 63 - The Spanish fleet thou canst not see — because — It is not yet in sight !
Page 120 - ... feet), but, from the length of rope let down, I should say about 30 feet. Thanks to the bed of snow that fell with him, and in which he was partly buried, the man was not hurt, and he was able to fasten the rope round his body, so that in about five minutes we drew him up, and a right hearty squeeze of the hand he interchanged with each of us. He was not much the worse, but fearfully cold. He described his position as having been very perilous, having been caught on a ledge, below which sank...