A Narrative of the Sufferings and Adventures of C.H.B.: In a Recent Voyage Round the World ...

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J.P. Callender, 1836 - 258 страници

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Страница 214 - From wandering on a foreign strand ? If such there breathe, go, mark him well ; For him no minstrel raptures swell ; High though his titles, proud his name, Boundless his wealth as wish can claim, — Despite those titles, power, and pelf, The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonored, and unsung.
Страница 62 - I am lord of the fowl and the brute. 0 solitude ! where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face ? Better dwell in the midst of alarms, Than reign in this horrible place. 1 am out of humanity's reach, I must finish my journey alone, Never hear the sweet music of speech, — I start at the sound of my own. The beasts that roam over the plain My form with indifference see, They are so unacquainted with man, Their tameness is shocking to me.
Страница 214 - BREATHES there the man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land? Whose heart hath ne'er within him burned, As home his footsteps he hath turned From wandering on a foreign strand?
Страница 185 - I praise the Frenchman*, his remark was shrewd — How sweet, how passing sweet, is solitude! But grant me still a friend in my retreat, Whom I may whisper — solitude is sweet.
Страница 10 - They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters ; These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.
Страница 62 - I am monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute ; From the centre all round to the sea, I am lord of the fowl and the brute. 0 Solitude! where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face ? Better dwell in the midst of alarms Than reign in this horrible place.
Страница 219 - Lo, the poor Indian ! whose untutored mind Sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind: His soul, proud science never taught to stray Far as the solar walk or Milky Way...
Страница 97 - Whoever thinks, must see that man was made To face the storm, not languish in the shade : Action's his sphere, and, for that sphere design'd. Eternal pleasures open on his mind. For this, fair hope leads on th...
Страница 207 - ... the captors of his ship ought to have thought, he was forced to consider how they were to subsist ; and recollecting that he had planted a few potatoes, they directed their attention to them, and, in the course of the second season, obtained a serviceable supply. They had a dog which now and then caught a pig ; and the eggs of the albatross, which were stored at the proper season, with potatoes, formed a substitute for bread, and the skins of the seals for clothes. They built a house of stone,...
Страница 166 - O let not man complain, Else shall he never, never cease to wail; For, from the imperial dome, to where the swain Rears the lone cottage in the silent dale, All feel the...