Scenes in Foreign Lands: From the Portfolio and Journal of a Traveller in Various Parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America

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John Harris, 1841 - 328 pages
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Page 253 - For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn.
Page 167 - And I will make thee like the top of a rock : thou shalt be a place to spread nets upon ; thou shalt be built no more: for I the Lord have spoken it, saith the Lord God.
Page 17 - So Zembla's rocks (the beauteous work of frost) Rise white in air, and glitter o'er the coast ; Pale suns, unfelt, at distance roll away, And on th' impassive ice the lightnings play ; Eternal snows the growing mass supply, Till the bright mountains prop th' incumbent sky ; As Atlas fix'd, each hoary pile appears, The gather'd winter of a thousand years.
Page 252 - SPHYNX, in the mythology, a monster which had the head and breasts of a woman, the body of a dog, the tail of a serpent, the wings of a bird, the paws of a lion, and a human voice.
Page 228 - ... so tame that two little blacks mounted both together on the back of the largest : no sooner did he feel their weight, than he began to run as fast as possible, and carried them several times round the village, as it was impossible to stop him otherwise than by obstructing the passage.
Page 228 - I ordered it to be repeated ; and, to try their strength, directed a fullgrown negro to mount the smallest, and two others the largest. This burden did not seem at all disproportioned to their strength. At first they went at a...
Page 139 - Even his majesty's person is never mentioned but in conjunction with this precious metal. When a subject means to affirm that the king has heard any thing, he says, it has reached the golden ears. He who has obtained admission to the royal presence has been at the golden feet.
Page 137 - WHEN Aristotle was once asked, what a man could gain by uttering falsehoods? he replied, " Not to be credited when he shall tell the truth." The character of a liar is at once so hateful and contemptible, that even of those who have lost their virtue it might be expected that from the violation of truth they should be restrained by their pride. Almost every other vice that disgraces human nature, may be kept in countenance by...
Page iii - SCENES IN FOREIGN LANDS ; from the Portfolio and Journal of a Traveller in various Parts of EUROPE, ASIA, AFRICA, and AMERICA; upon a Plan arranged by the late Rev. ISAAC TAYLOR, Author of " Scenes of Commerce,
Page 3 - John built a house expressly for the purpose, of an octagonal form, with eight doors and windows. He then placed a table of oak, of the same shape, in the middle, and when the next meeting took place, he desired each head of the different Groat families to enter at his own door and sit at the head of his own table. This happy and ingenious plan restored good feeling and a pleasant footing to the sensitive families, and gave to the good Dutchman's name an interest which it will carry with it forever.

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