A Visit to the South Seas in the United States' Ship Vincennes, During the Years 1829 and 1830: Including Scenes in Brazil, Peru, Manilla, the Cape of Good Hope, and St. Helena, 1. köide
H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1832
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admiration affection appearance approach arrival beach beautiful boat building called Captain centre character chief closely cloth Commodore common conversation covered crew dark distance door dress emperor entered entirely entrance exhibited face feel feet figure followed four front ground Guerriere habitations half hand head heart height hills hour hundred immediately interest Islands kind land leading leave LETTER light Lima lofty looking manner ment miles morning mountains native nature night object observation officers once palace party passed persons present principal received remained residence respect rich sail Sandwich Islands scarce scene seated seemed seen ship shore short side sight soon square street thing thought till valley various Vincennes walls whole wide
Page 10 - And, behold, I am •with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.
Page 100 - Tis, like the sun, a heavenly light, That guides us all the day ; And through the dangers of the night, A lamp to lead our way.
Page 182 - Oh ! who would bear life's stormy doom, Did not thy wing of love Come, brightly wafting through the gloom Our peace-branch from above ? Then sorrow, touch'd by Thee, grows bright With more than rapture's ray ; As darkness shows us worlds of light We never saw by day ! WEEP NOT FOR THOSE.
Page 334 - What though the spicy breezes Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle; Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile : In vain with lavish kindness The gifts of God are strown : The heathen, in his blindness, Bows down to wood and stone.
Page 164 - Art thou too fallen, Iberia •: Do we see The robber and the murderer weak as we ? Thou that hast wasted earth, and dared despise Alike the wrath and mercy of the skies, 70 Thy pomp is in the grave, thy glory laid Low in the pits thine avarice has made.
Page 75 - He looks abroad into the varied field Of nature, and though poor perhaps, compared With those whose mansions glitter in his sight, Calls the delightful scenery all his own. His are the mountains, and the valleys his, And the resplendent rivers. His to enjoy With a propriety that none can feel, But who, with filial confidence inspired, Can lift to heaven an unpresumptuons eye, 'And smiling say —
Page 106 - O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea.
Page 108 - THE scene was more beautiful far, to my eye, Than if day in its pride had array'd it: The land-breeze blew mild, and the azure arch'd sky Look'd pure as the Spirit that made it. The murmur arose, as I silently gazed On the shadowy waves...
Page 204 - Most of his hair, which is slightly gray, was shorn off, except on the crown, where a bunch was closely gathered, and tied in a tight knot with a string of white tapa. His only ornaments were a pair of earrings neatly carved from a whale's tooth. A first glance at Piaroro tells him to be of high rank, a prince by nature as well as blood, one of the finest looking men I ever saw, tall and large, not very muscular, but of admirable proportions, with a general contour of figure and roundness and polish...