Marine botany and sea-side objects

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Page 74 - In Venice, Tasso's echoes are no more, And silent rows the songless gondolier ; Her palaces are crumbling to the shore, And music meets not always now the ear : Those days are gone — but beauty still is here. States fall, arts fade — but nature doth not die, Nor yet forget how Venice once was dear, The pleasant place of all festivity, The revel of the south, the masque of Italy...
Page 39 - There are in this loud stunning tide Of human care and crime, With whom the melodies abide Of the everlasting chime ; Who carry music in their heart Through dusky lane and wrangling mart, Plying their daily task with busier feet, Because their secret souls a holy strain repeat.
Page 10 - Fair clime! where every season smiles Benignant o'er those blessed isles, Which, seen from far Colonna's height, Make glad the heart that hails the sight, And lend to loneliness delight. There mildly dimpling, Ocean's cheek Reflects the tints of many a peak Caught by the laughing tides that lave These Edens of the Eastern wave...
Page 78 - In every season of the beauteous year, Her eye was open, and, with studious love, Read the divine Creator in his works. Chiefly in thee, sweet Spring, when...
Page 9 - From this great reservoir or caldron of warm water, a constant current pours forth through the straits of Bahama at the rate of three or four miles an hour; it crosses the ocean in a north-easterly direction, skirting the great bank of Newfoundland, where it still retains a temperature of 8 above that of the surrounding sea.
Page 5 - THE SEA. THE Sea ! the Sea ! its lonely shore ; Its billows crested white ; The clouds which flit its bosom o'er, Or sunbeams dancing bright ; The breakers bursting on the strand, In thunder to the ear ; The frowning cliff", the silvery sand — Each, all to me are dear.
Page 8 - But the effects of the Gulf stream on the climate of the North Atlantic Ocean are far more remarkable. This most powerful of known currents has its source in the Gulf or Sea of Mexico, which, like the Mediterranean and other close seas in temperate or low latitudes, is warmer than the open ocean in the same parallels. The temperature of the Mexican sea in summer is, according to Rennel, 86 Fahr.
Page 67 - Let loose thy rage ; let all thy spite be shown, Since thus thy hate pursues the praises of thy son.
Page 8 - He advanced before this steady gale with such uniform rapidity, that it was seldom necessary to shift a sail. When about four hundred leagues to the west of the Canaries, he found the sea so covered with weeds, that it resembled a meadow of vast extent, and . in some places they were so thick, as to retard the motion of the vessels.
Page 1 - ... and characteristic vegetation of the waters. The sea, in no climate, from the poles to the equator, is altogether free from them, though they abound on some shores much more than on others. Species abound likewise in fresh water, whether running or stagnant, and in mineral springs. The strongly impregnated sulphureous streams of Italy — the eternal snows of the Alps and arctic regions — and the boiling springs of Iceland — have each their peculiar species; and even chemical solutions, if...

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