Australia and Homeward

W. Briggs, 1888 - 336 páginas

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Página 215 - I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously: The horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. The Lord is my strength and song, And he is become my salvation: He is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; My father's God, and I will exalt him.
Página 205 - The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low : and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain...
Página 201 - Twere all as well to bid a cloud to stand, Or hold a running river with the hand. But thou that art to save, thine hour is nigh! The sad world waiteth in its misery, The blind world stumbleth on its round of pain; Rise, Maya's child! wake! slumber not again!
Página 262 - The great soul of Dante, homeless on earth, made its home more and more in that awful other world.
Página 267 - THE mountains of this glorious land Are conscious beings to mine eye, When at the break of day they stand Like giants, looking through the sky, To hail the sun's unrisen car, That gilds their diadems of snow ; While one by one, as star by star, Their peaks in ether glow.
Página 201 - Maya's son ! because we roam the earth Moan we upon these strings ; we make no mirth, So many woes we see in many lands'; So many streaming eyes and wringing hands.
Página 201 - We are the voices of the wandering wind, Which moan for rest and rest can never find; Lo! as the wind is so is mortal life, A moan, a sigh, a sob, a storm, a strife.
Página 155 - Soft as the dew from heaven descends His gentle accents fell : The modest stranger lowly bends, And follows to the cell. Far in a wilderness obscure The lonely mansion lay, A refuge to the neighbouring poor, And strangers led astray.
Página 235 - Cfesar and his household, as well as to suffer the loss of all things that he might win Christ. We had a pleasant day's sail along the coast of Greece, sheltered from the north-east wind by Lively and picturesque islands, on some of which were charming residences, hamlets and towns. We sailed into Brindisi on the morning of the 3rd of February. This old town was more nourishing in the days of the emperors than now.

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