Life in the Wilderness: Or, Wanderings in South Africa

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R. Bentley, 1846 - 318 pÓgines
 

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PÓgina 161 - The sky is changed ! — and such a change ! Oh night, And storm, and darkness, ye are wondrous strong, Yet lovely in your strength, as is the light Of a dark eye in woman ! Far along, From peak to peak, the rattling crags among Leaps the live thunder ! Not from one lone cloud, But every mountain now hath found a tongue, And Jura answers, through her misty shroud, Back to the joyous Alps, who call to her aloud!
PÓgina vi - Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee? 11 Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? or wilt thou leave thy labour to him? 12 Wilt thou believe him that he will bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy barn?
PÓgina 208 - How calm, how beautiful comes on The stilly hour, when storms are gone ; When warring winds have died away, And clouds, beneath the glancing ray, Melt off, and leave the land and sea Sleeping in bright tranquillity...
PÓgina 84 - Resistless rushing o'er th' enfeebled South, And gave the vanquish'd world another form. Not such the sons of Lapland : wisely they Despise th' insensate barbarous trade of war ; They ask no more than simple Nature gives; They love their mountains, and enjoy their storms. No false desires, no pride-created wants, Disturb the peaceful current of their time, And through the restless, ever-tortured maze Of pleasure or ambition bid it rage.
PÓgina 141 - And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.
PÓgina 286 - ... few minutes to overwhelm us; and small quantities of sand, did actually more than once reach us. Again they would retreat so as to be almost out of sight, their tops reaching to the very clouds...
PÓgina i - Sweet are the uses of adversity ; Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in its head ; And this our life, exempt from public haunts, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in every thing.
PÓgina 43 - From little scenes of art, great Nature dwells In awful solitude, and nought is seen But the wild herds that own no master's stall...
PÓgina 186 - It is agreed among the Zoolus, that their forefathers believed in the existence of an overruling spirit, whom they called Villenangi (literally the First Appearer), and who soon after created another heavenly being of great power, called Koolukoolwani, who once visited this earth, in order to publish the news (as they express it), as also to separate the sexes and colours among mankind. During the...
PÓgina 174 - We crept noiselessly to a bush ; and, some twigs intervening between his shoulder and the line of aim, I fired through them, and again had the satisfaction of hearing the ball tell : the huge brute ran forwards up the wind, fortunately not in our direction, and stood still again. No good screen being near, and his nose facing our way, prudence bade us wait patiently for a change in the state of affairs. Presently he lay gently down, and knowing that buffaloes are exceedingly cunning, and will adopt...

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