Leaves from My Log: A Naval Officers's Recollections of Personal Adventures in Various Parts of the World

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Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, 1869 - 316 halaman
 

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Halaman 225 - Oh never talk again to me Of northern climes and British ladies; It has not been your lot to see, Like me, the lovely girl of Cadiz. Although her eye be not of blue, Nor fair her locks, like English lasses, How far its own expressive hue The languid azure eye surpasses ! S.
Halaman 243 - t be so, Hamlet is of the faction that is wrong'd; His madness is poor Hamlet's enemy. Sir, in this audience, Let my disclaiming from a purpos'd evil Free me so far in your most generous thoughts, That I have shot mine arrow o'er the house And hurt my brother.
Halaman 231 - All press to speak, all question with their eyes. What hands unseen the rapid bark restrain! And yet it swims, or seems to swim, the main! Thus they, unconscious of the deed divine; Till great Alcinous, rising, own'd the sign.
Halaman 227 - The charm is that it is natural; and, in being the true unsophisticated daughters of Eve and nature, the Spanish women have few rivals. They carry their heads with the free high-bred action of an Arab, from walking alone and not slouching and leaning on gentlemen's arms, and daintily from not having to keep step with the longer-legged sox.
Halaman 164 - ... among the dark foliage. Again our attention was attracted by the charming Epiphytes, climbing up the straight trunks of the trees, or picturesquely covering their branches, which seldom shoot out from the trunk at a less height than fifty to eighty feet from the ground. From the fertility of the soil, the trees spring up so densely that, when young, their branches, not having room to expand freely, strive to overtop one another. The Tillandsias nestle at the...
Halaman 230 - ... the planet Jupiter shining in all his glory, with his satellites around him. On the following morning I first set my foot in Corfu. It was indeed a lovely morning, and everything appeared fresh and gay to those who had been shut up so long at sea. The approach to Corfu is beautiful in the extreme ; the opposite coast of Albania, the fortifications of the island of Vido, the citadel of Corfu — built on two precipitous rocks, running out into the sea — the palace of the Lord High Commissioner,...
Halaman 93 - ... Upon these rocks the tower is built. It was erected in 1833, by Judge Porter ; and from the summit we obtain the most magnificent view that can be conceived,— the rapids above rolling tumultuously towards you,— the green water of the mighty Falls at your feet,— below you the hissing caldron of spray, and the river with its steep banks beyond,— in fact the whole range of the Falls themselves, and the world of raging waters around them, are seen from this commanding point of view. The tower...
Halaman 195 - ... roads, or paths hedged with roses, &c., the view gradually extending beneath, over the terraced vineyards. Just before reaching it you mount a small ascent ; you are then on the summit or edge of the Curral. and the whole scene suddenly bursts upon you. The eye descends to the depth of two thousand feet, into the immense chasm below, and wanders over the ragged and broken outline of the many peaks that rise from its very bottom ; then upwards, following the gray...
Halaman 141 - Lo ! Cintra's glorious Eden intervenes In variegated maze of mount and glen. Ah, me ! what hand can pencil guide, or pen, To follow half on which the eye dilates...
Halaman 239 - ... possible to attain the enviable gift, it had long been the custom to point out a stone, a few feet below the battlements, which the very daring only would run the hazard of touching with their lips. The attempt to do so was, indeed, so dangerous, that a few years ago Mr. Jeffreys had it removed from the wall and placed on the highest point of the building; where the visitor may now greet it with little risk. It is about two feet square, and contains the date 1703, with a portion of the arms of...

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