Rambles about the Country

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Marsh, Capen, Lyon and Webb, 1840 - 257 halaman

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Halaman 135 - Who gave you your invulnerable life, Your strength, your speed, your fury, and your joy, Unceasing thunder and eternal foam? And who commanded (and the silence came), Here let the billows stiffen, and have rest?
Halaman 123 - Go to the Ant, thou Sluggard, consider her ways, and be wise: which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.
Halaman 184 - What cause the Hart might have to love this place, And come and make his deathbed near the well. " Here on the grass perhaps asleep he sank, Lulled by...
Halaman 184 - Gray-headed Shepherd ! thou hast spoken well ! Small difference lies between thy creed and mine ; This beast, not unobserved by Nature, fell ; His death was mourned by sympathy divine. The Being, that is in the clouds and air, That is in the green leaves among the groves.
Halaman 139 - A GREEN and silent spot, amid the hills, A small and silent dell ! O'er stiller place No singing sky-lark ever poised himself. The hills are heathy, save that swelling slope, Which hath a gay and gorgeous covering on, All golden with the never-bloomless furze, Which now blooms most profusely : but the dell, Bathed by the mist, is fresh and delicate As vernal corn-field, or the unripe flax...
Halaman 180 - Was echoed by his frantic cry : His scream rose up with a mighty swell, And wild on the boy's fierce heart it fell. It quailed him, as he shuddering, said " Lo ! the little birds are dead !" But the Father Owl, — He tore his breast in his despair, And flew, he knew not, recked not, where.
Halaman 180 - And he heard the hall with laughter ring, When the boy said, " Blind they'll learn to sing ;" And he heard the shriek, when the hot steel pin Through their eye-balls was thrust in ! He felt it all ! Their agony Was echoed by his frantic cry, His scream rose up with a mighty swell, And wild on the boy's fierce heart it fell ; It quailed him, as he shuddering said, " Lo ! The little birds are dead.
Halaman 135 - And stopped at once amid their maddest plunge ! Motionless torrents ! silent cataracts ! Who made you glorious as the gates of Heaven Beneath the keen full moon ? Who bade the sun Clothe you with rainbows 1 Who, with living flowers Of loveliest blue, spread garlands at your feet ? — God ! let the torrents, like a shout of nations, Answer ! and let the ice-plains echo, God...
Halaman 126 - ... particular is, according to information kindly communicated by Dr. Wallich, equal to linseed-oil as a drying oil for painting, and superior to it in conservative properties. Six Dipterocarpi are enumerated by Dr.
Halaman 169 - The secret strength of things Which governs thought, and to the infinite dome Of heaven is as a law, inhabits thee! And what were thou, and earth, and stars, and sea, If to the human mind's imaginings Silence and solitude were vacancy ? July 23,1816.

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