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Pagina 147 - At length did cross an Albatross: Thorough the fog it came : As if it had been a Christian soul, We hailed it in God's name. It ate the food it ne'er had eat, And round and round it flew. The ice did split with a thunder-fit; The helmsman steered us through! And a good south wind sprung up behind; The Albatross did follow, And every day, for food or play, Came to the mariners
Pagina 396 - SILENT nymph, with curious eye ! Who, the purple evening, lie On the mountain's lonely van, Beyond the noise of busy man ; Painting fair the form of things, While the yellow linnet sings ; Or the tuneful nightingale Charms the forest with her tale ; Come, with all thy various hues, Come, and aid thy sister Muse...
Pagina 356 - INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY. Intended to convey Practical Knowledge of the Science, and comprising the most important recent discoveries ; with explanations of the facts and phenomena which serve to confirm or invalidate various Geological Theories. By ROBERT BAKEWELL.
Pagina 235 - The patriot's virtue and the poet's song, Still, as the tide of ages rolls away, Shall charm the world, unconscious of decay. Yes ! there are hearts, prophetic HOPE may trust, That slumber yet in uncreated dust, Ordain'd to fire th...
Pagina 200 - There shall he love, when genial morn appears, Like pensive Beauty smiling in her tears, To watch the brightening roses of the sky, And muse on Nature with a poet's eye ! — And when the sun's last splendour lights the deep, The woods, and waves, and murmuring winds asleep; When fairy harps th...
Pagina 200 - Hesperian planet hail, And the lone cuckoo sighs along the vale, His path shall be where streamy mountains swell Their shadowy grandeur o'er the narrow dell, Where mouldering piles and forests intervene, Mingling with darker tints the living green ; No circling hills his ravish'd eye to bound, Heaven, Earth, and Ocean, blazing all around.
Pagina 65 - General System of Gardening and Botany; containing a complete Enumeration and Description of all Plants hitherto known; with their Generic and Specific Characters, Places of Growth, Time of Flowering, Mode of Culture, and their Uses in Medicine and Domestic Economy.
Pagina 142 - ... times the whole of their subsistence. Here, then, if my data be correct, there is the enormous quantity of 468,000 Ibs., or 209 tons, of worms, insects, and their larvae, destroyed by the rooks of a single rookery in one year.