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Seite 156 - Ye Ice-falls! ye that from the mountain's brow Adown enormous ravines slope amain Torrents, methinks, that heard a mighty voice, And stopped at once amid their maddest plunge! Motionless torrents! silent cataracts! Who made you glorious as the Gates of Heaven Beneath the keen full moon? Who bade the sun Clothe you with rainbows? Who, with living flowers Of loveliest blue, spread garlands at your feet? GOD! let the torrents, like a shout of nations, Answer! and let the ice-plains echo, GOD!
Seite 19 - Here stars and garters do appear, Among our lords the rabble : To buy and sell, to see and hear The Jews and Gentiles squabble.
Seite 141 - Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it? The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.
Seite 116 - Indeed, the partners from below considered the whole dignity of the company as represented in their persons, and conducted themselves in suitable style. They ascended the rivers in great state, like sovereigns making a progress; or rather like Highland chieftains navigating their subject lakes. They were wrapped in rich furs, their huge canoes freighted with every convenience and luxury, and manned by Canadian voyageurs, as obedient as Highland clansmen.
Seite 229 - Delight, to cast about to seaward, which, being the greater ship, and of burthen 120 tons, was yet foremost upon the breach, keeping so ill watch, that they knew not the danger, before they felt the same, too late to recover it...
Seite 227 - ... hereafter declared. For when all hope was past of recovering the ship, and that men began to give over, and to save themselves, the...
Seite 229 - East, bringing withal raine, and thicke mist, so that we could not see a cable length before us. And betimes in the morning we were altogether...
Seite 114 - To behold the Northwest Company in all its state and grandeur, however, it was necessary to witness an annual gathering at the great interior place of conference established at Port William, near what is called the Grand Portage, on Lake Superior.
Seite 20 - For insuring to all masters and mistresses the losses they may sustain by servants. Capital, three millions. 72. For erecting houses or hospitals for taking in and maintaining illegitimate children. Capital, two millions. 73. For bleaching coarse sugars, without the use of fire or loss of substance.