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Page 241 - With massive arches broad and round, That rose alternate, row and row, On ponderous columns, short and low, Built ere the art was known, By pointed aisle, and shafted stalk, The arcades of an alley'd walk To emulate in stone. On the deep walls, the heathen Dane Had pour'd his impious rage in vain ; And needful was such strength to these, Exposed to the tempestuous seas, Scourged by the winds...
Page 159 - ... little hope of the blessing of Heaven on our arms, if we insult it by our impiety and folly. Added to this, it is a vice so mean and low, without any temptation, that every man of sense and character detests and despises it...
Page 82 - ... across a sea where the navigation is but little known, in a small boat, twenty-three feet long from stem to stern...
Page 159 - Sundays, except at the ship-yards, and on special occasions, until further orders. The general is sorry to be informed that the foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing — a vice heretofore little known in an American army — is growing into fashion ; he hopes the officers will, by example...
Page 56 - ... which he had himself risen to fame and eminence, he thought it would be of service to him to experience some of its privations and hardships at the outset The arrival of the commodore changed the direction of several eyes, which now turned on him to trace what emotions the danger of his son would occasion.
Page 242 - A deadened clang — a huge dim form, Seen but, and heard, when gathering storm And night were closing round.
Page 319 - They were chosen out of the best families ; and the honours of their birth, joined with those of their function, procured them the highest veneration among the people. They were versed in astrology, geometry, natural philosophy, politics, and geography ; they were the interpreters of religion, and the judges of all affairs indifferently. Whoever refused obedience to them was declared impious and accursed.
Page 13 - Small, green plats, where those creatures nibble the wild flowers, became now more frequent; trodden lines, almost as easy as sheep-paths, showed that the dam had not led her young into danger; and now the brushwood dwindled away into straggling shrubs, and the party stood on a little eminence above the stream, and forming part of the strath.