Travels in Madeira, Sierra Leone, Teneriffe, St. Jago, Cape Coast, Fernando Po, Princes Island, etc. etc

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G. Routledge, 1840 - Voyages and travels - 491 pages
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Page 89 - I say the pulpit (in the sober use Of its legitimate, peculiar powers) Must stand acknowledged, while the world shall stand, The most important and effectual guard, Support and ornament of virtue's cause.
Page 296 - If once well pink'd, is clothed for life. Westward again, the Indian fair Is nicely smear'd with fat of bear: Before you see, you smell your toast; And sweetest she who stinks the most. The finest sparks and cleanest beaux Drip from the shoulders to the toes : How sleek their skins ! their joints how easy!
Page 246 - His oylet-holes are more and ampler: The king's own body was a sampler. Happy the climate, where the beau Wears the same suit for use and show: And at a small expense your wife, If once well pink'd, is clothed for life.
Page 4 - That first excites desire, and then supplies ; Unknown to them, when sensual pleasures cloy, To fill the languid pause with finer joy ; Unknown those powers that raise the soul to flame, Catch every nerve, and vibrate through the frame.
Page i - Truth Her awful light discloses, to bestow A more majestic pomp on Beauty's frame ? For man loves knowledge, and the beams of Truth More welcome touch his understanding's eye, Than all the blandishments of sound his ear, Than all of taste his tongue.
Page 369 - ... falling to the ground from neglect and decay. Brass, properly speaking, consists of two towns, of nearly equal size, containing about a thousand inhabitants each, and built on the borders of a kind of basin, which is formed by a number of rivulets, entering it from the Niger through forests of mangrove bushes. One of them is under the domination of a noted scoundrel called King Jacket; and the other is governed by a rival chief, named King Forday.
Page 4 - I answer, docs every traveller see all that he describes ? — and is not every traveller obliged to depend upon others for a great proportion of the information he collects ? Even Humboldt himself was not exempt from this necessity.
Page 90 - But then I sigh, and, with a piece of scripture, Tell them, that God bids us do good for evil : And thus I clothe my naked villainy With odd old ends stol'n forth of holy writ, And seem a saint, when most I play the devil.
Page 4 - Holman was not ignorant that there were many to whom the desire of a blind man to travel in foreign lands must seem unaccountable, if not absurd. Of such he asks with much force, " Who could endure life without a purpose, without the pursuit of some object, in the attainment of which his moral energies should be called into healthful activity? I can confidently assert...
Page 273 - ... God, I possess most exquisitely the other senses, which it has pleased Providence to leave me endowed with ; and I have reason to believe that my deficiency of sight is in a considerable degree compensated by a greater abundance of the powers of the imagination which enables me to form ideal pictures from the description of others, which, as far as my experience goes, I have reason to believe constitute fair and correct representations of the objects they were originally derived from.

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