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Page 97 - But hark! My pulse like a soft drum Beats my approach, tells thee I come; And slow howe'er my marches be, I shall at last sit down by thee.
Page 142 - And hang their heads with sorrow. Good grows with her; In her days every man shall eat in safety Under his own vine what he plants, and sing The merry songs of peace to all his neighbours.
Page 172 - A stranger yet to pain! I feel the gales that from ye blow A momentary bliss bestow, As waving fresh their gladsome wing, My weary soul they seem to soothe, And, redolent of joy and youth, To breathe a second spring.
Page 371 - ... thee ; And Water shall hear me, And know thee and fly thee ; And the Winds shall not touch thee When they pass by thee, And the Dews shall not wet thee, When they fall nigh thee : And thou shalt seek Death To release thee, in vain ; Thou shalt live in thy pain, While Kehama shall reign, With a fire in thy heart, And a fire in thy brain ; And sleep shall obey me, And visit thee never, And the curse shall be on thee For ever and ever.
Page 85 - The idol is a block of wood, having a frightful visage painted black, with a distended mouth of a bloody colour. His arms are of gold, and he is dressed in gorgeous apparel. The other two idols are of a white and yellow colour. — Five elephants preceded the three towers, bearing towering flags, dressed in crimson caparisons, and having bells hanging to their caparisons, which sounded musically as they moved.
Page 204 - Duke d'Usseda ought to be called upon, as it was his business. The duke was gone out; thejire burnt fiercer; and the king endured it, rather than derogate from his dignity.
Page 166 - John found that this fellow had a. sword in his hand, and this he immediately seized, and gave several blows with it, his knife being no longer serviceable. At length the robbers, finding so many of their party had been killed or wounded, employed themselves in removing the bodies...
Page 264 - Would you a maid undo, Whose greatest failing is her love, And that her love for you ? Say, would you use that very power You from her fondness claim, To ruin, in one fatal hour, A life of spotless fame ? Ah ! cease, my dear, to do an ill, Because perhaps you may ; But rather try your utmost skill To save me, than betray.
Page 345 - These are not the absurd adventures, of a piety foreign to human nature: it is the most pathetic history — a history which not only extorts tears by its beauty, but whose consequences, applied to the universe, have changed the face of the earth. I had just beheld the monuments of Greece, and my mind was still profoundly impressed with their grandeur; but how far inferior were the sensations which they excited to those which I felt at the sight of the places commemorated in the gospel!