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Ticknor and Fields, 1860 - Europe - 368 pages

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Page 311 - The negligently grand, the fruitful bloom Of coming ripeness, the white city's sheen, The rolling stream, the precipice's gloom, The forest's growth, and Gothic walls between, The wild rocks shaped as they had turrets been...
Page 116 - God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands...
Page 138 - Yet are thy skies as blue, thy crags as wild ; Sweet are thy groves, and verdant are thy fields, Thine olive ripe as when Minerva smiled, And still his...
Page 60 - Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
Page 137 - Fair Greece ! sad relic of departed worth ! Immortal, though no more; though fallen, great! Who now shall lead thy scatter'd children forth, And long accustom'd bondage uncreate? Not such thy sons who whilome did await, The hopeless warriors of a willing doom, In bleak Thermopylae's sepulchral strait— Oh ! who that gallant spirit shall resume, Leap from Eurotas...
Page 151 - The lonely mountains o'er And the resounding shore A voice of weeping heard, and loud lament; From haunted spring and dale Edged with poplar pale The parting Genius is with sighing sent; With flower-inwoven tresses torn The Nymphs in twilight shade of tangled thickets mourn.
Page 19 - ... few flowering shrubs set there to delight the eye. From the summit of the graceful minaret, rising above the Great Mosque, we hear the shrill cry of the muezzin calling the faithful Moslem to prayer. Five times each day, in every Mohammedan land, is this call repeated, " God is great, God is great. There is but one God and Mohammed is his prophet.
Page 20 - B. c. 401. The first two books of the Hellenica, which formed this continuation, are certainly very far superior to the last five, but they are not to be mentioned in the same breath with the work of Thucydides. There is not in any one of the writings of Xenophon a real developement of one great and pervading idea. In all of them there is singular clearness, and a certain...
Page 311 - T is with the thankful glance of parting praise ; More mighty spots may rise — more glaring shine, But none unite in one attaching maze The brilliant, fair, and soft, — the glories of old days, LXI.
Page 151 - The very spot where Sappho sung Her swan-like music, ere she sprung (Still holding, in that fearful leap, By her loved lyre,) into the deep, And dying quench'd the fatal fire, At once, of both her heart and lyre.

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