A Visit to the South Seas: In the U. States Ship Vincennes, During the Years 1829 and 1830, 1. köide

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Page 22 - 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 83 - 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 323 - Waft, waft, ye winds, His story, And you, ye waters, roll, Till, like a sea of glory, It spreads from pole to pole ; Till o'er our ransomed nature The Lamb for sinners slain, Redeemer, King, Creator, In bliss returns to reign.
Page 183 - But Thou wilt heal that broken heart, Which, like the plants that throw Their fragrance from the wounded part, Breathes sweetness out of woe.
Page 167 - 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, Thy pomp is in the grave, thy glory laid Low in the pits thine avarice has made.
Page 112 - 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 244 - sickness from a god ;" and the Tauas, being inspired, are applied to, as alone capable of contending with the evil. When sent for by a sick person, their practice principally consists in feeling for the mischievous deity, and in smothering him when found, by rubbing him between the palms of their hands ! This is the manner, too, in which they pretend to inflict death on any one who has provoked their displeasure. In order to cure some...
Page 114 - 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 201 - ... of a mile or more in length. This beach is the front of a valley of the same width, which rises gradually for a couple of miles, and then branching into three or four others more narrow and steep, suddenly terminates on every side in the abrupt acclivities and precipices of a range of lofty mountains which encloses the whole, and descends on either side, to the sentinels at the entrance, in bold promontories of rock, thinly covered with a green sward.
Page 133 - Cabelleros in ponchos and high-crowned grass hats, the costume of the country, mounted on spirited animals, with English saddles, but using in place of a whip the long platted and knotted ends of the reins, the universal practice along the coast. They looked grave as deacons, and probably owed their sedateness to a large mixture of Spanish blood. The poncho is an original Indian garment, about two yards in length, and one and a half in breadth, with a hole cut in the centre, through which the head...

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