Brazil, the River Plate, and the Falkland Islands: With the Cape Horn Route to Australia, Including Notices of Lisbon, Madeira, the Canaries and Cape Verds

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854 - Argentina - 384 pages

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Page 49 - As when to them who sail Beyond the Cape of Hope, and now are past Mozambic, off at sea north-east winds blow Sabean odours from the spicy shore Of Araby the Blest; with, such delay Well pleased they slack their course, and many a league Cheer'd with the grateful smell old Ocean smiles...
Page 37 - The sunken glen, whose sunless shrubs must weep, The tender azure of the unruffled deep, The orange tints that gild the greenest bough, The torrents that from cliff to valley leap, The vine on high, the willow branch below, Mix'd in one mighty scene, with varied beauty glow.
Page 50 - But whoso entereth within this town, That, sheening far, celestial seems to be, Disconsolate will wander up and down, 'Mid many things unsightly to strange ee...
Page 224 - Dares stretch her -wing o'er this enormous mass Of rushing water: scarce she dares attempt The sea-like Plata; to whose dread expanse, Continuous depth, and wond'rous length of course, Our floods are rills.
Page 224 - Yields to this liquid weight of half the globe; And Ocean trembles for his green domain. But what avails this wondrous waste of wealth, This gay profusion of luxurious bliss, This pomp of Nature?
Page 61 - Without some curst, round English face, Popping up near, to break the vision ? 'Mid northern lakes, 'mid southern vines, Unholy cits...
Page 213 - From its mountains you may dig silver, iron, coal, copper, quicksilver, zinc, and tin ; from the sands of its tributaries you may wash gold, diamonds, and precious stones; from its forests you may gather drugs of virtues the most rare, spices of aroma the most exquisite, gums and resins of the most useful properties, dyes of hues the most brilliant, with cabinet and building woods ot the finest polish and most enduring texture. Its climate is an everlasting summer, and its harvest perennial.
Page 49 - Lo ! Cintra's glorious Eden intervenes In variegated maze of mount and glen. Ah, me ! what hand can pencil guide, or pen, To follow half on which the eye dilates...
Page 66 - And the bee banquets on through a whole year of flowers ; Where the sun loves to pause With so fond a delay, That the night only draws A thin veil o'er the day ; Where simply to feel that we breathe, that we live, Is worth the best joy that life elsewhere can give.
Page 192 - Westward the course of empire takes its way, The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day : Time's noblest offspring is the last.

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