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Ginn, 1880 - 23 páginas
 

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Página 38 - 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 south wind went by, And a thousand crosses lightly hung That shone like morning stars — Twas the Kremlin wall! 'twas Moscow — The jewel...
Página 12 - The moon on the east oriel shone, Through slender shafts of shapely stone, By foliaged tracery combined ; Thou would'st have thought some fairy's hand, 'Twixt poplars straight, the osier wand, In many a freakish knot had twined ; Then framed a spell, when the work was done, And changed the willow- wreaths to stone.
Página 35 - THE LAY OF THE LAST MINSTREL, and THE LADY OF THE LAKE.
Página 38 - Russia," without regret we bid farewell to its splendors, and looked eagerly forward to Moscow. TO MOSCOW. TO MOSCOW. 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 3 - Mexico and far down to into Mexico. Even in Alaska their remains are not uncommon. Unfortunately, many of the sp.ecies are known to us from their teeth only; and, in many...
Página 37 - Where find you all that gold, Sir Knight ? I would not have you end Your days in sloth and undelight Away from home and friend : " " O Prince of generous heart and just ! Let all your fears be stayed ; For my twenty thousand crowns I trust To every Breton maid.
Página 23 - Queen and the two Houses of Parliament, the House of Lords and the House of Commons. The House of Lords is constituted primarily on an hereditary basis.
Página 6 - The natives are true Malays, never building a house on dry land if they can find water to set it in, and never going anywhere on foot if they can reach the place in a boat.
Página 11 - In another year's time the child is put into the loose trousers peculiar to the privileged class, and he is then presented with " a dress of ceremony, on which are embroidered storks and tortoises (emblems of longevity ; the stork is said to live a thousand years, the tortoise ten thousand), fir-trees (which being evergreen, and not changing their colour, are emblematic of an unchangingly virtuous heart), and bamboos (emblematic of an upright and straight mind...

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