The Voyage of François Leguat of Bresse, to Rodriguez, Mauritius, Java, and the Cape of Good Hope, Issue 83

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Hakluyt Society, 1891 - Cape of Good Hope (South Africa)
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Page 170 - A double dungeon wall and wave Have made — and like a living grave, Below the surface of the lake The dark vault lies wherein we lay; We heard it ripple night and day; Sounding o'er our heads it knocked.
Page 190 - For the love of money is the root of all evil : which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Page 163 - Britain half-way over, With envy, they could reach the white Dear cliffs of Dover. A stormy midnight watch, he thought, Than this sojourn would have been dearer, If but the storm his vessel brought To England nearer. At last, when care had banished sleep, He saw one morning — dreaming — doating, An empty hogshead from the deep Come shoreward...
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Page 185 - Frenchmen caught him on the beach, His little Argo sorely jeering; Till tidings of him chanced to reach Napoleon's hearing. With folded arms Napoleon stood, Serene alike in peace and danger, And in his wonted attitude...
Page 240 - Some do this in the morning in one of the running streams out of the city. In common with most of the women in India, they cherish a most excessive jealousy of their husbands, and of their female slaves. If they discover the. smallest familiarity between them, they set no bounds to their thirst of revenge against these poor bondswomen, who in most cases have not dared to resist the will of their masters, from fear of ill treatment.
Page 163 - An empty hogshead from the deep Come shoreward floating; He hid it in a cave, and wrought The live-long day laborious; lurking Until he launched a tiny boat By mighty working. Heaven help us! 'twas a thing beyond Description, wretched : such a wherry Perhaps ne'er ventured on a pond, Or crossed a ferry.
Page 269 - When they invite each other, it is always with the condition of coming with the long or short kabay. They all go with their heads uncovered ; the hair, which is perfectly black, is worn in a wreath, fastened with gold and diamond hairpins, which they call a...
Page 170 - And I have felt the winter's spray Wash through the bars when winds were high And wanton in the happy sky; And then the very rock hath rock'd, And I have felt it shake unshock'd, Because I could have smiled to see The death that would have set me free.
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