Narrative of a Residence in Algiers: Comprising a Geographical and Historical Account of the Regency; Biographical Sketches of the Dey and His Ministers; Anecdotes of the Late War; Observations on the Relations of the Barbary States with the Christian Powers

H. Colburn, 1818 - 467 pages

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Page 12 - O'ER the glad waters of the dark blue sea, Our thoughts as boundless, and our souls as free, Far as the breeze can bear, the billows foam, Survey our empire, and behold our home!
Page 36 - TIRED Nature's sweet restorer, balmy Sleep ! He, like the world, his ready visit pays Where Fortune smiles ; the wretched he forsakes ; Swift on his downy pinion flies from woe, And lights on lids unsullied with a tear.
Page 79 - AH ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar ; Ah ! who can tell how many a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star, And waged with Fortune an eternal war ; Check'd by the scoff of Pride, by Envy's frown, And Poverty's unconquerable bar, In life's low vale remote has pined alone, Then dropt into the grave, unpitied and unknown...
Page 463 - Dono infelice di bellezza , ond' hai Funesta dote d'infiniti guai Che in fronte scritti per gran doglia porte; Deh fossi tu men bella , o almen più forte , Onde assai più ti paventasse , o assai T'amasse men chi del tuo bello ai rai Par che si strugga, e pur ti sfida a morte! Ch' or giù dall' Alpi io non vedrei torrenti Scender d...
Page 38 - How calm, how beautiful comes on The stilly hour, when storms are gone; When warring winds have died away, And clouds, beneath the glancing ray, Melt off, and leave the land and sea Sleeping in bright tranquillity...
Page 96 - Thus unlamented pass the proud away, The gaze of fools, and pageant of a day! So perish all, whose breast ne'er learn'd to glow For others' good, or melt at others
Page 137 - For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened ; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left : and there remained n6t any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field through all .the land of Egypt.
Page 393 - Sunday next a public thanksgiving be offered up to Almighty God for the signal interposition of his Divine Providence, during the conflict which took place on the 27th, between his Majesty's fleet and the ferocious enemies of mankind. " It is requested that this memorandum may be read to the ships
Page 105 - Hindostan: it will be sufficient for our present purpose to state that the...
Page 392 - To deliver also, to my flag, all money received by him for the redemption of slaves since the commencement of this year, at noon also to-morrow.

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