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Page 6 - It has a strange quick jar upon the ear, That cocking of a pistol, when you know A moment more will bring the sight to bear Upon your person, twelve yards off, or so, A gentlemanly distance, not too near, If you have got a former friend for foe ; But after being fired at once or twice, The ear becomes more Irish, and less nice. Lambro presented, and one instant more Had stopp'd this canto, and Don Juan's breath, When Haidee threw herself her boy before ; Stern as her sire :
Page 182 - When your army entered the country of the Six Nations, we called you the town destroyer; and to this day, when that name is heard, our women look behind them and turn pale, and our children cling close to the necks of their mothers.
Page 188 - FLOW on forever, in thy glorious robe Of terror and of beauty. Yea, flow on Unfathomed and resistless. God hath set His rainbow on thy forehead ; and the cloud Mantled around thy feet. And he doth give Thy voice of thunder power to speak of Him Eternally, — bidding the lip of man Keep silence, — and upon thy rocky altar pour Incense of awe-struck praise.
Page 188 - But the line is very far from being direct or straight. After stretching for some little way from the shore, to a point in the river which is reached by a wooden bridge at the end of which stands a tower upon the rock, — after stretching to this, the line of the ledge bends inwards against the flood, — in, and in, and in, till one is led to think that the depth of that horseshoe is immeasurable.
Page 199 - The young, and those who are weak, had better bathe two or three hours after a meal. The best time for such is from two to three hours after breakfast. Those who are subject to attacks of giddiness or faintness, and those who suffer from palpitation and other sense of discomfort at the heart, •should not bathe without first consulting their medical adviser.
Page 23 - The Danube has, in parts, glimpses of such grandeur. The Elbe has sometimes such delicately pencilled effects. But no European river is so lordly in its bearing, none flows in such state to the sea.
Page 1 - Yorker may read with some pleasure, for people seldom appreciate the beauties or eccentricities of their own cities : " Broadway is usually one of the brightest and most animated streets in the world. No two houses in all its vast length (and it is as if the Strand intersected London from end to end) are like each other ; this side of the street is never like that. A huge building of white marble stands next to one of brown stone, both of the newest and most glaring hues ; and then comes a quaint...
Page 160 - Massachusetts, there seems something weird and forbidden in this utter blackness. On your left, the giant wall now appears nearer — now retreats again; on your right foams the merry stream, breaking into graceful cascades — and across it the great mountain Whiteface, seamed with slides. Now the woods upon your left are displaced by the iron wall, almost touching the road-side; against its steep abruptness scarcely a shrub can cling, scarcely a fern flutter — it takes your breath away ; but...