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Página 47 - Paris , but his wife, a courageous and beautiful woman, who is said to have had the courage of a man and the heart of a lion...
Página 26 - Laget paid them some visits ; and when, in his last address, he told them that they would see his face no more, ' it seemed,' said they to me, using one of those beautiful figures of speech in which their patois so much abounds, 'as if a gust of wind had extinguished the torch, which was to light us in our passage by night across the precipice.
Página 16 - There thy weary steps may stay, There thy lowly knees may bend, There thy fervent tears descend. Has that temple stood the storm? Could no touch of time deform ? Was the altar there so pure, That its worship must endure ? Whence those noble ruins then ? Why the wondering gaze of men ? No. The Sibyl's power is gone; Hushed is each mysterious tone; Closed the eye, whose upward gaze Read the length of human days; Blindly darkened to her own, Shrine and goddess both are gone. Onward, then, my feet must...
Página 82 - ... from some other island, lying along the beach ; in each of which, five or six persons had arrived — whose only errand was to procure copies of the Scriptures. For these many waited five or six weeks, while they were printing. Sometimes I have seen a canoe arrive with six or ten persons for books ; who when they have landed, have brought a large bundle of letters, perhaps thirty or forty, written on plantain leaves, and rolled up like a scroll. These letters had been written by individuals,...
Página 78 - The printing-office was daily crowded by the strangers, who thronged the doors, &c. in such numbers as to climb upon each other's backs, or on the sides of the windows, so as frequently to darken the place. The house had been enclosed with a fence five or six feet high ; but this, instead of presenting an obstacle to the gratification of their curiosity, was converted into the means of facilitating it : numbers were constantly seen sitting on the top of the railing, whereby they were able to look...
Página 15 - PILGRIM, why thy course prolong? Here are birds of ceaseless song, Here are flowers of fadeless bloom, Here are woods of deepest gloom, Cooling waters for thy feet; Pilgrim, rest; repose is sweet. Tempt me not with thoughts of rest: Woods in richest verdure dressed, Scented flowers and murmuring streams, Lull the soul to fruitless dreams. I would seek some holy fane, Pure and free from earthly stain.
Página 82 - I have frequently seen thirty or forty canoes from distant parts of Eimeo, or from some other island, lying along the beach ; in each of which, five or six persons had arrived — whose only errand was to procure copies of the Scriptures. For these many waited five or six weeks, while they were printing. Sometimes I have seen a canoe arrive with six or ten persons for books ; who when they have landed, have brought a large bundle of letters, perhaps thirty or forty, written on plantain leaves, and...
Página 84 - ... away, some one might have come before us this morning, and have taken what books you had to spare, and then we should have been obliged to return without any ; therefore, after you left us last night, we determined not to go away till we had procured the books.

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