Scenes and sports in foreign lands

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Henry Colburn, Publisher, Great Marlborough Street, 1840
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Page 148 - Now entertain conjecture of a time When creeping murmur and the poring dark Fills the wide vessel of the universe. From camp to camp through the foul womb of night The hum of either army stilly sounds, That the fixed sentinels almost receive The secret whispers of each other's watch...
Page 122 - My very noble and approved good masters,— That I have ta'en away this old man's daughter, It is most true ; true, I have married her ; The very head and front of my offending Hath this extent, no more. Rude am I in my speech,' And little bless'd with the set phrase of peace ; For since these arms of mine had seven years...
Page 215 - ... spectator. The serpent had, for some time, been waiting near the brink of a pool, in expectation of its prey, when a buffalo was the first that offered.
Page 274 - Huntsman, rest! thy chase is done, While our slumbrous spells assail ye, Dream not with the rising sun, Bugles here shall sound reveille. Sleep ! the deer is in his den ; Sleep! thy hounds are by thee lying; Sleep ! nor dream in yonder glen, How thy gallant steed lay dying. Huntsman, rest ! thy chase is done, Think not of the rising sun, For at dawning to assail ye, Here no bugles sound reveille.
Page 226 - Torment the abandon'd crew ! old age laments His vigour spent : the tall, plump, brawny youth Curses his cumbrous bulk, and envies now The short pygmean race he whilom kenn'd With proud insulting leer.
Page 192 - Drove them before him thunder-struck, pursued With terrors and with furies to the bounds And crystal wall of Heaven, which, opening wide, Rolled inward, and a spacious gap disclosed Into the wasteful deep; the monstrous sight Struck them with horror backward, but far worse Urged them behind; headlong themselves they threw Down from the verge of Heaven; eternal wrath Burnt after them to the bottomless pit.
Page 216 - ... to pieces, like those of a malefactor on the wheel, and the whole body reduced to one uniform mass, the Serpent untwined its folds to swallow its prey at leisure- To prepare for this, and in order to make the body slip down the throat more readily, it was seen to lick the whole body over, and thus cover it with its mucus.
Page 227 - Wide-gaping threatens death. The craggy steep Where the poor dizzy shepherd crawls with care, And clings to every twig, gives us no pain; But down we sweep, as stoops the falcon bold To pounce his prey.
Page 110 - Keylas the Proud, wonderfully towering in hoary majesty — a mighty fabric of rock, surpassed by no relic of antiquity in the known world.
Page 181 - Hark ! what: loud shouts Re-echo through the groves ! he breaks away. Shrill horns proclaim his flight. Each straggling hound Strains o'er the lawn to reach the distant pack. 'Tis triumph all and joy.

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