Travels in the United States of America and Canada: Containing Some Account of Their Scientific Institutions, and a Few Notices of the Geology and Mineralogy of Those Countries. To which is Added, an Essay on the Natural Boundaries of Empires

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1833 - 455 стор.
 

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Сторінка 102 - AT summer eve, when Heaven's ethereal bow Spans with bright arch the glittering hills below. Why to yon mountain turns the musing eye, "Whose sunbright summit mingles with the sky ? Why do those cliffs of shadowy tint appear More sweet than all the landscape smiling near ?— 'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, And robes the mountain in its azure hue.
Сторінка 428 - Some natural tears he dropped, but wiped them soon ; The world was all before him, where to choose His place of rest, and Providence his guide.3 80.
Сторінка 304 - Delightful Wyoming ! beneath thy skies, The happy shepherd swains had nought to do, But feed their flocks on green declivities, Or skim perchance thy lake with light canoe, From morn, till evening's sweeter pastime grew...
Сторінка 405 - But where to find that happiest spot below Who can direct, when all pretend to know ? The shuddering tenant of the frigid zone Boldly proclaims that happiest spot his own ; Extols the treasures of his stormy seas, And his long nights of revelry and ease : The naked Negro, panting at the line, Boasts of his golden sands and palmy wine, Basks in the glare, or stems the tepid wave, And thanks his gods for all the good they gave.
Сторінка 415 - An Emperor tramples where an Emperor knelt ; Kingdoms are shrunk to provinces, and chains Clank over sceptred cities ; nations melt From power's high pinnacle, when they have felt The sunshine for a while, and downward go Like lauwine loosen'd from the mountain's belt ; Oh for one hour of blind old Dandolo ! Th' octogenarian chief, Byzantium's conquering foe.
Сторінка 431 - BUITAIN is separated from the rest of the World. But. The rest of the World...
Сторінка 337 - Pisone consulibus regni cupiditate inductus coniurationem nobilitatis fecit et civitati persuasit, ut de finibus suis cum omnibus copiis exirent : perfacile esse , cum virtute omnibus praestarent, totius Galliae imperio potiri. Id hoc facilius eis persuasit, quod undique loci natura Helvetii continentur : una ex...
Сторінка 386 - Sinai to the entire country, 23,000 square miles in area, bounded on the north by the Mediterranean; on the south by the Red Sea; on the west by the Canal and the Gulf of Suez; and on the east by the Gulf of Aqaba and the...
Сторінка 395 - This demarcation was a line drawn from the North to the South * Pole, at a distance of one hundred leagues west of the Azores and Cape Verde islands.
Сторінка 321 - I should be wanting in gratitude were I not to express my obligations to his lordship for his polite invitations while I was resident at Quebec.

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