Travels with Dr. Leichhardt in Australia

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W. Fairfax & Company, 1859 - Australia - 216 pages
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Page 215 - Thy name a hallow'd memory — thy bones a desert grave. But, no ! that proud intrepid heart still held its purpose high, Like Afric's martyr traveller — resolved, to do or die ; Like him, to find a lonely grave in desert sands of flame, Or win a bright eternity of high and glorious fame ! Oft in the silent wilderness, when meaner spirits quail'd, Have thy unfailing energies to cheer and soothe prevailed ; For well thy hope-inspiring voice could speak of perils past, And bid each coming one appear,...
Page 214 - midst thy roofs shall shine; Unborn the hands — but born they are to be — Fair Australasia, that shall give to thee Proud temple-domes, with galleries winding high, So vast in space, so just in symmetry, They widen to the contemplating eye, With colonnaded aisles in long array, And windows that enrich the flood of day O'er tesselated pavements, pictures fair, And niched statues breathing golden air.
Page 3 - Jansen Tasman discovered Van Diemen's Land, and anchored the ships " Hemskirk " and " Zeehan " in a bay to the south of Maria Island, which he named Frederick Hendrick's Bay, and called this country Van Diemen's Land, in honor of Athony Van Diemen, at that time Governor-General of the Dutch possessions in the East Indies, residing at Batavia, from which place Tasman sailed. He also named Maria Island in memory of this Governor's daughter, to whom he was attached. Storm Bay was so named by Tasman...
Page 209 - Shall breathe upon the bones again ! When ye your gracious task have done, Heap not the rock above his dust ! The angel of the Lord alone Shall guard the ashes of the just ! But ye shall heed, with pious care, The mem'ry of that spot to keep ; And note the marks that guide me where My virtuous friend is laid to sleep ! For oh, bethink, in other times, (And be those happier times at hand,) When science, like the smile of God, Comes bright'ning o'er that weary land ; How will her pilgrims hail the...
Page 171 - The party were much exhausted on reaching the camp. Just as we came upon the creek, Brown rode up and joined us, with the intelligence that he also had found a waterhole. April 21. — In collecting the horses this morning, we perceived that four were missing ; and we were consequently compelled to remain at the camp the whole day. It was fortunate for us that along the bank of the creek were some fine green spreading gum trees, which partly sheltered us from the scorching rays of the sun. Growing...
Page 2 - ... observation, during a period of twenty-three years. During the whole of this time, we have been actively employed in developing the resources of a country more peculiar in all its characB teristics, both as regards its animal and vegetable productions, than any other country on the face of the globe — to furnish a narrative as novel as we anticipate it will prove interesting to our readers. We left Gravesend on the seventeenth day of October, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two,...
Page 208 - Though the days are still very hot, the beautiful, clear nights are cool, and benumb the musquitoes, which have ceased to trouble us. Myriads of flics are the only annoyance we have. "Seeing how much I have been favored in my present progress, I am full of hope that our Almighty Protector will allow me to bring my darling scheme to a successful termination.
Page 209 - What though no reverend man be near ; No anthem pour its solemn breath ; No holy walls invest his bier With all the hallow'd pomp of death ! Yet humble minds shall find the grace, Devoutly bow'd upon the sod, To call that blessing round the place Which consecrates the soil to God. And ye the wilderness shall tell How, faithful to the hopes of men. The Mighty Power, he served so well, Shall breathe upon the bones again...
Page 208 - Ye who prepare with pilgrim feet Your long and doubtful path to wend, If — whitening on the waste — ye meet The relics of my murder'd friend His bones with rev'rence ye shall bear To where some mountain streamlet flows ; There, by its mossy bank, prepare The pillow of his long repose. It shall be by a stream whose tides Are drunk by birds of...
Page 215 - Thou hast battled with the dangers of the forest and the flood, And amid the silent desert — a conqueror hast stood : Thou hast triumph'd o'er the perils of the mountain and the plain, And a nation's smiling welcome is thy greeting home again ! Long had we mourn'd with sorrowing, and plaintive dirges sung, For fate a wild mysterious veil around thy name had flung, — And hope's declining energies, with feeble effort strove Against the boding voice of fear, that haunts the heart of love. And rumour,...

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