The boys' & girls' book of travel and adventure

Voorkant
London, 1881 - 376 pagina's
 

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Pagina 139 - LIGHTEN our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord ; and by thy great mercy defend us from* all perils and dangers of this night ; for the love of thy only Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Pagina 282 - FORASMUCH as it hath pleased Almighty God of his great mercy to take unto himself the soul of our dear brother here departed, we therefore commit his body to the ground, earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust, in sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life...
Pagina 372 - They moved in tracks of shining white, And when they reared, the elfish light Fell off in hoary flakes. "Within the shadow of the ship I watched their rich attire: Blue, glossy green, and velvet black, They coiled and swam; and every track Was a flash of golden fire.
Pagina 282 - We therefore commit his Body to the deep, to be turned into corruption, looking for the Resurrection of the Body when the Sea shall give up her dead...
Pagina 322 - The wind was soft and heavy, Where African palm-trees tower, Hardly stirring the river, Hardly shaking a flower ; The night was grave and splendid, A dead queen lying in state, With all her jewels upon her, And trumpets at her gate. The wild notes waved and...
Pagina 41 - Newcastle, at one in the afternoon, and before ten the same night it had reached twenty miles beyond ; thus traversing, in nine hours, a distance of eighty miles of forest, with a breadth of about twentyfive ! Over this great tract of country everything was destroyed ; one hundred and sixty persons perished : not a tree was left; the very fish in the streams were scorched and found lying afterwards dead in heaps. The morning of that dreadful day was calm and sultry ; but in an instant smoke swept...
Pagina 303 - Dutch Dalbier was hacked in pieces, ' so angry were the soldiers at him.' The Earl of Holland stood his trial afterwards ; and lost his head. The Duke of Buckingham got off; — might almost as well have died with poor Brother Francis here, for any good he afterwards did. Two pretty youths, as their Vandyke Portraits in Hampton Court still testify ; one of whom lived to become much uglier ! July 8th. Duke Hamilton, with the actual Scotch Army, is ' at Annan' on the Western Border, ready to step across...
Pagina 43 - ... despairing crowds, to the stream, to escape the flames which were already devouring their houses, and making a bonfire of the thriving town. Each succeeding hour added some new horror to the scene. The rarefaction and exhaustion of the air by the intense heat over so great a space, caused, as was supposed, such a rush of cold air from the ocean, that a hurricane rushed in fury along the river, tearing burning trees up by the roots, hurling flaming branches through the air for five or six miles,...
Pagina 85 - Clive; And, though they burned their coal at home, nor fetched their ice from Wenham, They played the man before Quebec and stormed the lines at Blenheim. When sailors lived on mouldy bread, and lumps of rusty pork, No Frenchman dared his nose to...
Pagina 41 - it was frightful ! Think only if a horse had stumbled or fallen ! or had the fire caught us farther back ! — five minutes more would have done it, sir ! " That same fire consumed a space of forest ten miles long, and three broad ! But what was such a fire even, to the memorable one which devastated Miramichi, in New Brunswick, about twenty-five years ago ! That terrific conflagration is unparalleled in the history of consumed forests. It broke out on the 7th October 1825, about sixty miles above...

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