The Bengal Annual: A Literary Keepsake for 1830

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David Lester Richardson
Samuel Smith and Company, 1830 - 352 Seiten
 

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Seite 320 - GOLD river ! gold river ! how gallantly now Our bark on thy bright breast is lifting her prow. In the pride of her beauty, how swiftly she flies : Like a white-winged spirit...
Seite 320 - And thence, with his tiar of light, in the morn, He will rise, and the skies with his glory adorn. Gold river ! gold river ! how bright is the beam That lightens and crimsons thy soft-flowing stream ; Whose waters beneath make a musical clashing, Whose waves, as they burst, in their brightness are flashing. Gold river ! 'gold river ! the moon will soon grace The hall of the stars with her light-shedding face ; The wandering planets will over thee throng, And seraphs will waken their music and song....
Seite 279 - The veil of heaven !— On yon far line of light, That like a range of breakers streaks the main, The ocean swan— the snow-white Albatross, Gleams like a dazzling foam-flake in the sun !— Gaze upward — and behold, where parted clouds Disclose ethereal depths, its dark-hued mate Hangs motionless on arch-resembling wings, As though 'twere painted on the sky's blue vault. Sprinkling the air, the speck-like petrels form A living shower...
Seite 131 - And then the lover, Sighing like a furnace, with a woeful ballad Made to his mistress
Seite 5 - I HAVE observed, that a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure, till he knows whether the writer of it be a black or a fair man, of a mild or choleric disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars of the like nature, that conduce very much to the right understanding of an author.
Seite 298 - In the course of time Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground, and Abel brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had no regard.
Seite 320 - Like a white-winged spirit through topaz-paved skies. Gold river! gold river! thy bosom is calm, And o'er thee the breezes are shedding their balm ; And nature beholds her fair features portrayed In the glass of thy bosom — serenely displayed. Gold river ! gold river ! the sun to thy waves Is fleeting to rest in thy cool coral caves ; And thence, with his tiar of light, in the morn, He will rise, and the skies with his glory adorn.
Seite 324 - This deity is equal in ferocity to any of the preceding forms of Doorga. In the Kalika pooranu, MEN are pointed out, amongst other animals, as proper for sacrifice. It is here said that the blood of a tiger pleases the goddess for one hundred years, and the blood of a lion, a rein-deer, or a MAN, a thousand. But by the sacrifice of THREE MEN, she is pleased 100,000 years...
Seite 88 - I open with a clock striking, to beget an awful attention in the audience: it also marks the time, which is four o'clock in the morning, and saves a description of the rising sun, and a great deal about gilding the eastern hemisphere.
Seite 202 - ... what will then be the case ? As yet the enemy's ships are distant, and an hour or more will elapse before they can come up with us. Give orders that this grass, which covers the deck and encumbers the guns, be removed ; what is necessary for the horses, put down below, and cast the rest overboard. Clean the decks, load the guns, and place three or four careful men by each : distribute the muskets and spears to the people, and station them on various parts of the vessel.' , " Abdool Kurreem, standing...

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