Narrative of a journey overland from England by the continent of Europe, Egypt and the Red sea to India, including a residence there and voyage home, Volume 2

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Page 31 - imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed
Page 16 - Why rather, Sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs, Upon uneasy pallets stretching thee, And hushed with buzzing night-flies to thy slumber, Than in the perfumed chambers of the great, Under the canopies of costly state And lulled with sounds of sweetest melody
Page 34 - took the stone which he had put for his pillow, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it," and called the name of the place Bethel, or the House of God;
Page 296 - renowned, But such, as at this day, to Indians known, In Malabar or Deccan, spreads her arms, Branching so broad and long, that in the ground The bended twigs take root, and daughters grow About the mother tree, a pillared shade High over-arched, and echoing walks between
Page 123 - The sound Of riot and ill-managed merriment, Such as the jocund flute, or gamesome pipe Stirs up among the loose unlettered hinds, When for their teeming flocks and granges full, In wanton dance they praise the bounteous Pan, And thank the gods amiss.
Page 296 - Deccan, spreads her arms, Branching so broad and long, that in the ground The bended twigs take root, and daughters grow About the mother tree, a pillared shade High over-arched, and echoing walks between : There oft the Indian herdsman, shunning heat, Shelters in cool, and tends his pasturing herds At loop-holes cut through thickest shade." And as I actually read this beneath its high branching
Page 51 - again. He comes! dread Brahma shakes the sunless sky With murmuring wrath, and thunders from on high. Heaven's fiery horse, beneath his warrior form, Paws the light clouds, and gallops on the storm! Wide waves his flickering sword ; his bright arms glow Like summer suns, and light the world below! Earth and
Page 306 - Fanes, which admiring gods with pride survey ; Statues of men, scarce less alive than they! Some felt the silent stroke of mouldering age, Some hostile fury, some religious rage; Barbarian blindness, Christian zeal conspire, And Papal piety, and Gothic fire.
Page 51 - Nine times have Brahma's wheels of lightning hurl'd His awful presence o'er the alarmed world. Nine times hath Guilt, through all his giant frame, Convulsive trembled as the Mighty came; Nine times hath suffering Mercy spared in vain, But heaven shall burst her starry
Page 286 - And see! the Sun himself, on wings Of glory up the East he springs. Angel of light! who from the time Those heavens began their march sublime, Hath first of all the starry choir Trod in his Maker's steps of fire.

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