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Página 293 - The day broke beautifully clear, and having crossed a deep valley between the hills, we toiled up the opposite slope. I hurried to the summit. The glory of our prize burst suddenly upon me! There, like a sea of quicksilver, lay far beneath the grand expanse of water, — a boundless sea horizon on the south and southwest, glittering in the noonday sun; and on the west at fifty or sixty miles...
Página 115 - Not to myself alone," The soaring bird with lusty pinion sings, — " Not to myself alone I raise my song ; I cheer the drooping with my warbling tongue, And bear the mourner on my viewless wings ; I bid the hymnless churl my anthem learn, And God adore ; I call the worldling from his dross to turn, And sing and soar."
Página 115 - Not to myself alone," The circling star with honest pride doth boast — " Not to myself alone I rise and set ; I write upon night's coronal of jet His power and skill who formed our myriad host ; A friendly beacon at heaven's open gate, I gem the sky, That man might ne'er forget, in every fate, His home on high."
Página 197 - But the Victoria Falls have been formed by a crack right across the river, in the hard, black, basaltic rock which there formed the bed of the Zambesi. The lips of the crack are still quite sharp, save about three feet of the edge over which the river rolls.
Página 91 - We have a little sister, and she hath no breasts: what shall we do for our sister in the day when she shall be spoken for?
Página 115 - Not to myself alone," The heavy-laden bee doth murmuring hum — " Not to myself alone from flower to flower I rove the wood, the garden, and the bower, And to the hive at evening weary come ; For man, for man the luscious food I pile With busy care, Content if this repay my ceaseless toil — A scanty share." .
Página 263 - God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us, that thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations. Let the people praise thee, 0 God ; let all the people praise thee.
Página 305 - Why live I here ? The vows of God are on me, and I may not stop To play with shadows, or pluck earthly flowers, Till I my work have done and rendered up account.
Página 261 - ... in their own country, it is this very system that perpetuates, if not causes, the unhappy condition with which the comparative comfort of some of them in slavery is contrasted. Ethnologists reckon the African as by no means the lowest of the human family. He is nearly as strong physically as the European, and, as a race, is wonderfully persistent among the nations of the earth...
Página 197 - ... a faint impression of the glorious scene. The probable mode of its formation may perhaps help to the conception of its peculiar shape. Niagara has been formed by a wearing back of the rock over which the river falls; and, during a long course of ages, it has gradually receded, and left a broad, deep, and pretty straight trough in front. It goes on wearing back daily, and may yet discharge the lakes from which its river — the St.