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Page 118 - How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
Page 68 - It is sharp like a sugar-loaf, and on the top a flat stone with the print of a foot like a man's on it, but far bigger, being about two feet long. The people of this land count it meritorious to go and worship this impression; and generally about their New Year, which is in March, they, men, women and children, go up this vast and high mountain to worship.
Page 147 - And past those settlers' haunts the eye might roam Where earth's unliving silence all would seem ; Save where on rocks the beaver built his dome, Or buffalo remote low'd far from human home. III. But silent not that adverse eastern path, Which saw Aurora's hills th...
Page 43 - ... mankind : A soul was in his eye, and in his speech A dialect of heaven no art could reach ; For oft of old to him, the evening breeze Had...
Page 203 - But as there are none so blind as those who will not see...
Page 141 - A VALLEY from the river shore withdrawn Was Albert's home, two quiet woods between, Whose lofty verdure overlook'd his lawn ; And waters to their resting-place serene Came freshening, and reflecting all the scene. (A mirror in the depth of flowery shelves ;) So sweet a spot of earth, you might (I ween) Have guess'd some congregation of the elves, To sport by summer moons, had shaped it for themselves.
Page 187 - One peak alone exalts its glacier crest, A golden Paradise, above the rest ; Thither the day, with lingering steps, retires, And in its own blue element expires ; Thus Aaron laid his gorgeous robes aside On Horeb's consecrated top, and died.
Page 59 - Lake. And in the botme of that Lake, men fynden many precious Stones and grete Perles. In that Lake growen many Reedes and grete Cannes: and there with inne ben many Cocodrilles and Serpentes and grete watre Leches.
Page 347 - These free-will Offerings being received from the People, the Priest takes his painted stick on his Shoulder, having a Cloth tied about his mouth to keep his breath from defiling this pure piece of Wood, and gets up upon an Elephant all covered with white Cloth, upon which he rides with all the triumph that King and Kingdom can afford, thro all the Streets of the City.