Madoc, Volume 1

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1812

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Page 241 - He accordingly first threw his pipe into the stream ; then the roll that contained his tobacco ; after these, the bracelets he wore on his arms and wrists; next an ornament that encircled his neck, composed of beads and wires ; and, at last, the ear-rings from his ears. In short, he presented to his God every part of his dress that was valuable.
Page 287 - God, and tried to serve him, and loved all men, be they who they would, so as he never did before.
Page 122 - Wing their far flight aloft, and round and round The plovers wheel, and give their note of joy. It was a day that sent into the heart A summer feeling ; even the insect...
Page 240 - About twenty feet from the entrance begins a lake, the water of which is transparent, and extends to an unsearchable distance ; for the darkness of the cave prevents all attempts to acquire a knowledge of it. I threw a small pebble towards the interior parts of it with my utmost strength.
Page 283 - The Great Man, he says, was clothed with the Day, yea with the brightest Day, he ever saw; a Day of many years, yea of everlasting continuance! This whole world, he says, was drawn upon him, so that in him the Earth and all things in it might 'be seen. I asked him if rocks, mountains, and seas were drawn upon or appeared in him ? he replied, that...
Page 59 - There Aztlan stood upon the farther shore ; Amid the shade of trees its dwellings rose, Their level roofs with turrets set around, And battlements all burnished white, which shone Like silver in the sun-shine. I beheld The imperial city, her far-circling walls, Her garden groves and stately palaces, Her temples mountain size, her thousand roofs ; And when I saw her might and majesty My mind misgave me then.
Page 46 - Sorrowing we beheld The night come on ; but soon did night display More wonders than it veil'd : innumerous tribes From the wood-cover swarm'd, and darkness made Their beauties visible ; one while they stream'd A bright blue radiance upon flowers which closed Their gorgeous colours from the eye of day ; Now motionless and dark eluded search, Self-shrouded ; and anon starring the sky Rose like a shower of fire.
Page 244 - Q. Where do the souls of white men go after death ? A. We cannot tell. We have not seen. Q. Our belief is, that the souls of bad men only walk up and down ; but the souls of good men go up.
Page 285 - These depths of Satan I leave to others to fathom or to dive into as they please, and do not pretend, for my own part, to know what ideas to affix to such terms, and cannot well guess what conceptions of things these creatures have at these times when they call themselves all light.
Page 51 - Nor light the joy I felt at hearing first The pleasant accents of my native tongue, Albeit in broken words and tones uncouth, Come from these foreign lips. " At length we came Where the great river, amid shoals and banks And islands', growth of its own gathering spoils, Through many a branching channel, wide and full. Rushed to the main.

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