Beeton's Famous voyages, brigand adventures, tales of the battlefield, life and nature, ed. by S.O. Beeton

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Page 259 - Amidst these humble bowers to lay me down; To husband out life's taper at the close, And keep the flame from wasting by repose.
Page 295 - And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.
Page 198 - Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above; or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down to them, nor worship them.
Page 387 - At the dead hour of night, in the wildest and most inhospitable wastes of Australia, with the fierce wind raging in unison with the scene of violence before me, I was left, with a single native, whose fidelity I could not rely upon...
Page 208 - Ferdinand' Mendez Pinto was but a type of thee, thou liar of the first magnitude.
Page 523 - I did not know what to understand from this story, but upon mentioning it at the Cape of Good Hope to Dr. Andrew Smith, he told me that he recollected finding on the south-eastern coast of Africa, about one hundred miles to the eastward of St. John's river, some quartz crystals with their edges blunted from attrition, and mixed with gravel on the sea-beach.
Page 471 - Go, from the creatures thy instructions take; learn from the birds what food the thickets yield; learn from the beasts the physic of the field; thy arts of building from the bee receive ; learn of the mole to plough, the worm to weave ; learn of the little nautilus to sail, spread the thin oar and catch the driving gale.
Page 579 - Thou know'st that twice a day I have brought thee in this Can Fresh water from the brook as clear as ever ran; And twice in the day when the ground is wet with dew I bring thee draughts of milk, warm milk it is and new. " Thy limbs will shortly be twice as stout as they are now, Then...
Page 97 - Messer Marco, when he was in this country, on his return homeward, happened to be an eyewitness of a remarkable transaction of this nature. The king was indebted in a sum of money to a certain foreign merchant, and although frequently importuned for payment, amused him for a long time with vain assurances.
Page 418 - But that loveliness, ever in motion, which plays Like the light upon autumn's soft shadowy days, . Now here and now there, giving warmth as it flies From the lips to the cheek, from the cheek to the eyes...

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