A journey due east, the journal of a five-months trip to Lower Egypt [&c.].

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Page 243 - Persian's grave, I could not deem myself a slave. A king sate on the rocky brow Which looks o'er sea-born Salamis; And ships by thousands lay below, And men in nations — all were his...
Page 237 - Look on its broken arch, its ruin'd wall, Its chambers desolate, and portals foul: Yes, this was once Ambition's airy hall, The dome of Thought, the palace of the Soul.
Page 237 - Slow sinks, more lovely ere his race be run, Along Morea's hills the setting sun: Not, as in northern climes, obscurely bright, But one unclouded blaze of living light!
Page 231 - And he saw the lean dogs beneath the wall Hold o'er the dead their carnival, Gorging and growling o'er carcass and limb ; They were too busy to bark at him ! From a Tartar's skull they had stripped the flesh, As ye peel the fig when its fruit is fresh ; And their white tusks crunched o'er the whiter skull, As it slipped through their jaws when their edge grew dull, As they lazily mumbled the bones of the dead, When they scarce could rise from the spot where they fed...
Page 185 - Far as the eye could reach, no tree was seen, Earth, clad in russet, scorned the lively green. The plague of locusts they secure defy, For in three hours a grasshopper must die. No living thing, whate'er its food, feasts there, But the chameleon, who can feast on air.
Page 271 - Simple, erect, severe, austere, sublime — Shrine of all saints and temple of all gods, From Jove to Jesus — spared and blest by time; Looking tranquillity, while falls or nods Arch, empire, each thing round thee, and man plods His way through thorns to ashes — glorious dome ! Shalt thou not last? Time's scythe and tyrants...
Page 228 - ... the expanse of the sky. At first, agglomerated in a single confused mass, the lesser parts of this immense whole seemed, as we advanced, by degrees to unfold — to disengage themselves from each other, and to grow into various groups, divided by wide chasms and deep indentures...
Page 237 - O'er the hush'd deep the yellow beam he throws, Gilds the green wave, that trembles as it glows. On old Aegina's rock and Idra's isle, The god of gladness sheds his parting smile ; O'er his own regions lingering, loves to shine, Though there his altars are no more divine.
Page 216 - The voice of the Lord is powerful, the voice of the Lord is full of majesty. The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedars ; yea, the Lord breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.

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