Glimpses and Gatherings During a Voyage and Visit to London and the Great Exhibition in the Summer of 1851

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Homan & Manley, 1852 - Electronic book - 404 pages
 

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Page 259 - midst the crowd, the hum, the shock of men, To hear, to see, to feel, and to possess, And roam along, the world's tired denizen, With none who bless us, none whom we can bless ; Minions of splendour shrinking from distress! None that, with kindred consciousness endued, If we were not, would seem to smile the less Of all that flatter'd, follow'd, sought, and sued ; This is to be alone; this, this is solitude!
Page 213 - Here hills and vales, the woodland and the plain, Here earth and water seem to strive again ; Not chaos-like together crush'd and bruis'd, But, as the world, harmoniously confus'd : Where order in variety we see, And where, though all things differ, all agree.
Page 213 - And where, though all things differ, all agree. Here waving groves a chequer'd scene display, And part admit, and part exclude the day ; 'As some coy nymph her lover's warm address Nor quite indulges, nor can quite repress.
Page 95 - Th' enormous monsters rolling o'er the deep Gambol around him on the wat'ry way; And heavy whales in awkward measures play : The sea subsiding spreads a level plain, Exults, and owns the monarch of the main; The parting waves before his coursers fly : The wondering waters leave his axle dry.
Page 61 - Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces. For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.
Page 369 - Honor and shame from no condition rise ; Act well your part, there all the honor lies.
Page 113 - Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness.
Page 213 - There, interspersed in lawns and opening glades, Thin trees arise that shun each other's shades. Here in full light the russet plains extend : There wrapt in clouds the bluish hills ascend. Ev'n the wild heath displays her purple dyes, And 'midst the desert fruitful fields arise, That, crown'd with tufted trees and springing corn, Like verdant isles, the sable waste adorn.
Page 388 - Tis pleasant, by the cheerful hearth, to hear Of tempests and the dangers of the deep, And pause at times, and feel that we are safe ; Then listen to the perilous tale again, And with an eager and suspended soul, Woo terror to delight us. ... But to hear The roaring of the raging elements, . . . To know all human skill, all human strength, Avail not, . . to look round, and only see The mountain wave incumbent...
Page 93 - Treason, treason!" echoed from every part of the house. Henry faltered not for an instant, but, taking a loftier attitude, and fixing on the speaker an eye of fire, he added " may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it...

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