Tales and Historic Scenes in Verse

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J. Murray, 1819 - Europe - 255 pages
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Page 47 - Caesar, he disembarked, and travelled a hundred furlongs on foot, as if Rome had been the place of his destination. Repenting, however, afterwards, he left that road, and made again for the sea. He passed the night in the most perplexing and horrid thoughts, insomuch that he was sometimes inclined...
Page 149 - In the neighbourhood of Cadiz, the town of Xeres has been illustrated by the encounter which determined the fate of the kingdom. The stream of the Guadalete, which falls into the bay, divided the two camps, and marked the advancing and retreating skirmishes of three successive and bloody days. On the fourth day the two armies joined a more serious and decisive issue...
Page 83 - In charms that fix th' enthusiast's pensive eye ; Yet hast thou scenes of beauty, richly fraught With all that wakes the glow of lofty thought ; Fountains, and vales, and rocks, whose ancient name High deeds have raised to mingle with their fame. Those scenes are peaceful now : the citron blows, Wild spreads the myrtle, where the brave repose.
Page 234 - This plain, the most fertile part of all the land of Canaan, has been the scene of many a memorable contest in the first ages of Jewish history, as well as during the Roman empire, the Crusades, and even in later times. It has been a chosen place for encampment in every contest carried on in this country, from the days of Nebuchodonosor, king of the Assyrians, until the disastrous march of Bonaparte from Egypt into Syria. Warriors out of " every nation which is under heaven...
Page 48 - That landscape ; and of pure, now purer air Meets his approach, and to the heart inspires Vernal delight and joy, able to drive All sadness but despair : now gentle gales, Fanning their odoriferous wings, dispense Native perfumes, and whisper whence they stole Those balmy spoils.
Page 43 - Mais quand on songe que les chefs-d'œuvres du génie humain sont peut-être là devant nous et qu'un œil plus perçant les verrait à travers les ondes, l'on éprouve je ne sais quelle émotion qui renaît à Rome sans cesse sous diverses formes, et fait trouver une société pour la pensée dans les objets physiques, muets partout ailleurs.
Page 197 - Then it would have pitied a man to see the falling down of the multitude of all sorts, and the fear of the high priest, being in such an agony..— 22. They then called upon the Almighty Lord to keep the things committed of trust safe and sure, for those that had committed them.
Page 173 - Messina are twelve miles in length, and, in the narrowest passage, about one mile and a half broad ; and the fabulous monsters of the deep, the rocks of Scylla, and the whirlpool of Charybdis, could terrify none but the most timid and unskilful mariners...
Page 41 - ... environs, et surtout celles de la villa Adriana. Surpris par la pluie, au milieu de ma course, je me réfugiai dans les salles des Thermes voisins du Pœcile, sous un figuier qui avait renversé le pan d'un mur en croissant. Dans un petit salon octogone, une vigne vierge perçait...
Page 174 - The royal sepulchre, adorned with the splendid spoils and trophies of Rome, was constructed in the vacant bed ; the waters were then restored to their natural channel ; and the secret spot, where the remains of Alaric had been deposited, was forever concealed by the inhuman massacre of the prisoners, who had been employed to execute the...

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