The gallery of geography, a tour of the world. 6 divisions, المجلد 4

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الصفحة 741 - What if it tempt you toward the flood, my lord, Or to the dreadful summit of the cliff, That beetles o'er his base into the sea ? And there assume some other horrible form, Which might deprive your sovereignty of reason, And draw you into madness ? Think of it.
الصفحة 741 - But, look, the morn, in russet mantle clad, Walks o'er the dew of yon high eastern hill...
الصفحة 632 - It was on the day, or rather night, of the 27th of June 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page, in a summer-house in my garden. After laying down my pen I took several turns in a berceau, or covered walk of acacias, which commands a prospect of the country, the lake, and the mountains. The air was temperate, the sky was serene, the silver orb of the moon was reflected from the waters, and all nature was silent.
الصفحة 628 - Clear, placid Leman ! thy contrasted lake, With the wild world I dwelt in, is a thing Which warns me, with its stillness, to forsake Earth's troubled waters for a purer spring. This quiet sail is as a noiseless wing To waft me from distraction : once I loved Torn ocean's roar, but thy soft murmuring Sounds sweet as if a sister's voice reproved, That I with stern delights should e'er have been so moved.
الصفحة 795 - I give you an idea of the wonderful panorama in the midst of which we found ourselves? I think, perhaps, its most striking feature was the stillness — and deadness — and impassibility of this new world: ice, and rock, and water surrounded us; not a sound of any kind interrupted the silence; the sea did not break upon the shore; no bird or any living thing was visible ; the midnight sun — by this time muffled in a transparent mist — shed an awful, mysterious lustre...
الصفحة 765 - America is bounded on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the south by the Antarctic Ocean ; on the east by the Atlantic ; and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.
الصفحة 755 - His spear, — to equal which, the tallest pine Hewn on Norwegian hills, to be the mast Of some great ammiral, were but a wand...
الصفحة 715 - A province is formed south of the Balkans which will take the name of " Eastern Roumelia," and will remain under the direct political and military authority of His Imperial Majesty the Sultan, under conditions of administrative autonomy.
الصفحة 795 - ... universal numbness and dumbness seemed to pervade the solitude. I suppose in scarcely any other part of the world is this appearance of deadness so strikingly exhibited. On the stillest summer day in England, there is always perceptible an undertone of life thrilling through the atmosphere; and though no breeze should stir a single leaf, yet — in default of motion — there is always a sense of growth; but here not so much as a blade of grass was to be seen, on the sides of the bald excoriated...
الصفحة 706 - French, English, Italian, Hungarian ; and, what is worse, there are ten of these languages spoken in my own family. My grooms are Arabs ; my footmen, French, English, and Germans ; my nurse an Armenian ; my housemaids Russians ; half a dozen other servants, Greeks ; my steward, an Italian ; my...

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