Peter Parley's Annual: A Christmas and New Year's Present for Young People..

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William Martin
Darton and Company, 1879
 

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Página 29 - Like the leaves of the forest when Summer is green, That host with their banners at sunset were seen: Like the leaves of the forest when Autumn hath blown, That host on the morrow lay withered and strown. For the angel of Death spread his wings on the blast, And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed...
Página 139 - Speeds like a horseman who travels in haste, Hieing away to the home of her rest, Where she and her mate have scooped their nest, Far hid from the pitiless plunderer's view In the pathless depths of the parched karroo.
Página 89 - Thou shalt be for man a source of happiness and wealth ; thy back shall be a seat of honour, and thy belly of riches ; every grain of barley given to thee shall purchase indulgence for the sinner...
Página 29 - The west wind always brings wet weather, The east wind wet and cold together, The south wind surely brings us rain, The north wind blows it back again.
Página 91 - Hauran, and drove them into their encampment, where they were in turn assailed by a superior force, and all killed except one man, who fled. He was pursued by several of the best mounted Bedouins ; but his mare, although fatigued, continued her speed for several hours, and could not be overtaken. Before his pursuers gave up the chase they cried out to him, promising quarter and safe conduct, and begging that he would allow them to kiss the forehead of his excellent mare. Upon his refusal, they desisted...
Página 139 - And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, Or that the wild beast may break them.
Página 34 - But the principal failing occurred in the sailing, And the Bellman, perplexed and distressed, Said he had hoped, at least, when the wind blew due East That the ship would not travel due West!
Página 26 - A WET sheet and a flowing sea, A wind that follows fast And fills the white and rustling sail And bends the gallant mast; And bends the gallant mast, my boys. While like the eagle free Away the good ship flies, and leaves Old England on the lee. O for a soft and gentle wind...
Página 143 - Which leaveth her eggs in the earth and warmeth them in the dust, And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or the wild beast may break them.

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