FOUR YEARS IN THE GOVERNMENT EXPLORING EXPEDITION

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Página 190 - No, never shall I lose the trace Of what I've felt in this bright place. And, should my spirit's hope grow weak, Should I, oh God, e'er doubt thy power, This mighty scene again I'll seek, At the same calm and glowing hour, And here, at the sublimest shrine That Nature ever rear'd to Thee, Rekindle all that hope divine, And feel my immortality ! EXTRACT II.
Página 112 - Frost sports wonderfully with these icebergs, and gives them majestic as well as other most singular forms. Masses have been seen assuming the shape of a Gothic church, with arched windows and doors, and all the rich drapery of that style, composed of what an Arabian tale •would scarcely dare to relate, of crystal of the richest sapphirine blue; tables with one or more feet; and often immense flat-roofed temples, like those of Luxor on the Nile, supported by round transparent columns of cwrulean...
Página 263 - Or lose thyself in the continuous woods Where rolls the Oregon, and hears no sound Save his own dashings; yet the dead are there...
Página 217 - And lose them in each other, as appears In every bud that blows ? If fancy then Unequal, fail beneath the pleasing task, Ah ! what shall language do...
Página 367 - ... who will allow a salvage, or portion of the property so saved, to those who may aid in saving and protecting the same and no embezzlement will be permitted under any circumstances whatever.
Página 346 - China for opium, a drug whose importation has of late years exceeded the aggregate value of every other English import combined, deserves some particular notice, especially in connexion with the revenues of British India, of which it forms an important item.
Página 184 - His dominion seems now to be completely established. He is not only a great warrior and politician, but a very acute trader, and a. match for any European in driving a bargain. He is well acquainted with the different weights and measures, and the value which all articles ought to bear in exchange with each other ; and is ever ready to take the advantage of the necessities of those who apply to him or his people for supplies.
Página 106 - They are proud and insolent, and nothing will induce them to acknowledge any human being as their superior, or to show any marks of respect. They address the settlers without the Mr. prefixed to their names ; and on entering a room, they never salute or remain standing, but immediately seat themselves. Jealousy is a prominent feature in the character of the men. The husband who suspects another of seducing his wife, either kills one or both.
Página 369 - ARTICLE 16th. These regulations shall be printed, promulgated, and a copy furnished to the master of each vessel visiting these Islands.

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