Around the World: A Narrative of a Voyage in the East India Squadron, Under Commodore George C. Read

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C. S. Francis, 1840

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Page 95 - OH for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless contiguity of shade, Where rumour of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more. My ear is pain'd, My soul is sick, with every day's report Of wrong and outrage with which earth is fill'd. There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart, It does not feel for man ; the natural bond Of brotherhood is sever'd as the flax That falls asunder at the touch of fire.
Page 138 - Gul in her bloom ; Where the citron and olive are fairest of fruit ; And the voice of the nightingale never is mute ; Where the tints of the earth, and the hues of the sky, In colour though varied, in beauty may vie...
Page 67 - And everybody praised the Duke Who this great fight did win." " But what good came of it at last ?" Quoth little Peterkin. " Why, that I cannot tell," said he,
Page 343 - Man through all ages of revolving time, Unchanging man, in every varying clime, Deems his own land of every land the pride, Beloved by Heaven o'er all the world beside; His home the spot of earth supremely blest, A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.
Page 110 - Come, bright improvement! on the car of time, And rule the spacious world from clime to clime ; Thy handmaid arts shall every wild explore, Trace every wave, and culture every shore.
Page 322 - BRIGHT flag at yonder tapering mast. Fling out your field of azure blue ; Let star and stripe be westward cast, And point as Freedom's eagle flew! Strain home ! O lithe and quivering spars ! Point home, my country's flag of stars ! The wind blows fair, the vessel feels The pressure of the rising breeze, And, swiftest of a thousand keels.
Page 1 - OFT has it been my lot to mark A proud, conceited, talking spark, With eyes that hardly served at most To guard their master 'gainst a post : Yet round the world the blade has been, To see whatever could be seen. Returning from his...
Page 292 - The empire, in ruling and restraining the barbarians beyond its boundaries, gives to them always fixed rules and regulations. Upon those who are obedient, it lavishes its rich favours ; but to the rebellious and disobedient, it displays its terrors.
Page 241 - Afar in the ocean, towards the extremities of the north-west, There is a nation, or country, called England : The clime is frigid, and you are compelled to approach the fire ; The houses are so lofty that you may pluck the stars. The pious inhabitants respect the ceremonies of worship, And the virtuous among them ever read the sacred books.
Page 184 - ... that it may be burnt and destroyed, and that thus the evil may be entirely extirpated. There must not be the smallest atom concealed or withheld. " At the same time let these foreigners give a bond, written jointly in the foreign and Chinese languages, making a declaration to this effect...

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