A Tour Through Belgium, Holland, Along the Rhine and Through the North of France in the Summer of 1816. (etc.)

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Página 130 - To men of other minds my fancy flies, Embosom'd in the deep where Holland lies. Methinks her patient sons before me stand, Where the broad ocean leans against the land, And sedulous to stop the coming tide, Lift the tall rampire's artificial pride. Onward methinks, and diligently slow, The firm connected bulwark seems to grow ; Spreads its long arms amidst the watery roar, Scoops out an empire, and usurps the shore...
Página 49 - How happy is the blameless Vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot Eternal sun-shine of the spotless mind! Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd; Labour and rest, that equal periods keep; "Obedient slumbers that can wake and weep"; Desires compos'd, affections ever ev'n; Tears that delight, and sighs that waft to heav'n.
Página 130 - Where the broad ocean leans against the land, And sedulous to stop the coming tide, Lift the tall rampire's artificial pride. Onward methinks, and diligently slow, The firm connected bulwark seems to grow ; Spreads its long arms amidst the watery roar, Scoops out an empire, and usurps the shore : While the pent ocean rising o'er the pile, Sees an amphibious world beneath him smile ; The slow canal, the yellow-blossom'd vale, The willow-tufted bank, the gliding sail, The crowded mart, the cultivated...
Página 131 - Industrious habits in each bosom reign, And industry begets a love of gain. Hence all the good from opulence that springs, With all those ills superfluous treasure brings, Are here display'd.
Página 49 - For her th' unfading rose of Eden blooms, And wings of seraphs shed divine perfumes ; For her the spouse prepares the bridal ring ; For her white virgins hymeneals sing ; To sounds of heavenly harps she dies away, And melts in visions of eternal day. Far other dreams my erring soul employ, Far other raptures of unholy joy : When at the close of each sad, sorrowing day...
Página 49 - Desires composed, affections ever even ; Tears that delight, and sighs that waft to heaven. Grace shines around her with serenest. beams, And whispering angels prompt her golden dreams. For her the...
Página 15 - Nature warm, The pregnant quarry teem'd with human form. But, more unsteady than the southern gale, Soon Commerce turn'd on other shores her sail ; And late the nation found, with fruitless skill, Their former strength was now plethoric ill.
Página 131 - The city of Rotterdam has been greatly admired, and it is one which, when visited, will not disappoint the expectations which have been raised. As we proceeded through the streets on our way to the hotel, we felt delighted on viewing the regularity and grandeur of the houses, the splendour of the shops, the neatness of the streets, the crowds on the footpaths, the rows of trees, the broad canals, the forest of masts of large vessels, with the trees, lamps, and houses on the other side of the street...
Página 130 - Thus, while around the wave-subjected soil Impels the native to repeated toil, Industrious habits in each bosom reign,' And industry begets a love of gain.
Página 266 - I have seen the walls of Balclutha, but they were desolate. The fire had resounded in the halls ; and the voice of the people is heard no more. The stream of Clutha was removed from its place by the fall of the walls. The thistle shook there its lonely head.

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