A Russian Journey

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J.R. Osgood, 1872 - 321 páginas
 

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Página 27 - I a sudden splendor Came shimmering through the air, As if the clouds should melt and leave The heights of heaven bare, — A maze of rainbow domes and spires Full glorious on the sky, With wafted chimes from many a tower As the south wind went by, And a thousand crosses lightly hung That shone like morning stars — "Twas the Kremlin wall! 'twas Moscow — The jewel of the Czars I T>Y the broad guage, arrowy railway, one iim afternoon, we left St.
Página 155 - fainter Went wailing up to the skies, Shall be lost in the splendid triumph As the Church reclaims her own, And the Patriarch welcomes our Lord, the Czar, To the Caesars
Página 113 - D. Proctor. Kazan, Defile of. An extraordinary pass in the Lower Danube, through which the river rushes. A road is carried along the bank by tunnelling through the perpendicular cliffs. Kearsarge, The. A Union ship of war, commanded by Capt. Winslow, which, on the 19th of June...
Página 63 - Like a strong wind, to and fro, — Silver-sweet in its topmost bower, And the thunder's boom below. They say that oft at Easter dawn When all the world is fair, God's angels out of heaven are drawn To list the music there. And while the rose-clouds with the breeze Drift onward, — like a dream, High in the ether's pearly seas Their...
Página 45 - How art thou fallen from heaven, 0 Lucifer, son of the morning ! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations...
Página 155 - ... Shall be lost in the splendid triumph As the Church reclaims her own, And the Patriarch welcomes our Lord the Czar To the Caesars' ancient throne ! In the sky of the south, at midnight, We have seen God's flaming sign, And we know he will drive the Moslem horde, As chaff, from his sacred shrine ! Silent will be the muezzin As the sun on Asia sets ; Folded the crescent banner; Crumbled the minarets. Then in the grand Cathedral Victorious chants we '11 raise, While the saints look down with loving...
Página 27 - ACROSS the steppe we journeyed, The brown, fir-darkened plain That rolls to east and rolls to west, Broad as the billowy main, When lo ! a sudden splendor Came shimmering through the air, As if the clouds should melt and leave The heights of heaven bare, — A maze of rainbow domes and spires Full glorious on the sky, With wafted chimes from many a tower As the...
Página 64 - That distant chime ! As soft it swells, What memories o'er me steal ! Again I hear the Moscow bells Across the moorland peal ! The bells that rock the Kremlin tower Like a strong wind, to and fro, — Silver-sweet in its topmost bower, And the thunder's boom below.
Página 156 - 11 raise, While the saints look down with loving eyes, And the gems of the altar blaze. Hail to the day when the Eagles And the Cross shall gain their own, As the Patriarch welcomes our Lord the Czar To the Caesars' ancient throne ! Edna Dean Proctor.

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